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Amateur Swimming Association

KCASA 125th Anniversary Club Development Grant - Apply by 31 August

31st August 2016

Kent County ASA was founded in 1891 and this year, 2016, sees us celebrating 125 years of promoting and managing swimming and swimming related activities in Kent. 

To celebrate this milestone The KCASA Management has decided to allocate £10,000 to help develop aquatics within the club environment across the county. This sum will be split across contributing members as at 1 September 2015 (the start of KCASA financial year) as per the table below:

Category 2
Membership Numbers
Grant Available
Applicable Clubs: Kent London Applicable Clubs: Kent Rural
0 £75 Turtles Swimming Club of South London Ashford School
Beaver Swimming Club
Broadstairs Lifeguard and Swimming Club
East Invicta eXcel Swimming Club (‘C’ Club)
New Hemsted-Benenden Swimming Club
Ramsgate Swimming Club

1 – 50 £150 Bexley Masters Swimming Club
Eltham Training & Swimming Club
Chislehurst Millennium Swim Squad
Sharks Swimming Club of Mottingham
Eltham Stingrays Swimming Club
Beachfield Swim Squad
Bexley Water Polo Club
City of Rochester Swimming & Lifeguard Club
Deal Tri Masters
Highgate Diving Club
Invicta Water Polo Club
Kings School Canterbury
Medway Mermaids Synchro Swimming Club
Royal Tunbridge Wells Masters
Sevenoaks Tri Swim Club
Sheerness Swimming & Lifeguard Club
Shepway Swimming Club
Sittingbourne & Milton Swimming Club
Tunbridge Wells Diving Club

51-100 £200 Crystal Palace Diving Club
Erith & District Swimming Club
Aqua Swimming Club Sevenoaks
Ashford Town Swimming Club
City of Canterbury Swimming Club
Dover Life Guard Club
Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club
Faversham Swimming Club
Gravesend & Northfleet Swimming Club
Herne Bay Lifeguard & Swimming Club
Larkfield Swimming Club
Tonbridge Swimming Club
White Oak Swimming Club

101 - 150 £250 Orpington Ojays Swimming Club
Bexley Swimming Club
Black Lion Swimming Club
Dartford District Swimming Club
Folkestone Sports Centre Swimming Club
Hythe Aqua Swimming Club
RTW Monson Swimming Club
Thanet Swimming Club

151 - 200 £300 Saxon Crown (Lewisham) Swimming Club Maidstone Swimming Club
Sevenoaks Swimming Club

201 - 250 £350 Bromley Swimming Club
251 - 300 £400 Greenwich Royals Swimming Club
301 - 350 £450 Beckenham Swimming Club

Kent County ASA Club Development Grant Scheme 2016: Conditions

1.The grant is available to all member clubs as per the above table and must be spent by 31 August 2016 (the end of KCASA financial year) on club development activities (not general club running expenses).

2.Clubs may apply as many times as they like in the year up to the maximum.

3.Clubs may use the grants for whatever development activities they wish but the County requires a statement from the Club Chairman by 30 November 2016 stating the activities or items the grant has been spent on and a statement of benefits realised.

4.Acceptance of the grant is confirmation that the Club will support KCASA activities with the provision of officials and helpers at County events/activities.

5.These are the kind of activities that KCASA consider acceptable to use the grant money for:

  • In-house skill development workshops for the benefit of both swimmers and coaches
  • 50m long course training for clubs that do not have regular weekly access to a long course pool
  • Projects aimed at promoting or developing Networks of clubs
  • Introducing new swimmers to competitive swimming via links with schools and pool operators learn to swim sessions
  • Funding Level 1 and Level 2 teaching/coaching courses within the clubs
  • Purchase of development resources such as books, videos, etc for new teachers and coaches, music equipment, water polo nets, balls, hats etc
  • Training equipment targeted at ‘whole club’ use such as a set of group hand paddles, poolside pace clock etc.
  • Swim development clinic expenses

6. Examples of unacceptable use include:

  • Regular club session pool hire costs
  • Regular coach/teacher salaries or expenses
  • Christmas parties/presentation evening funding or other club social activities
  • Purchase of trophies/swim badges etc

7. To apply for a grant the Club must complete the on-line application form

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