New ReTrain to ReTain funding programme available for coaches
As part of their Great Coaching Comeback campaign, UK Coaching in partnership with CIMSPA, has launched a new initiative ReTrain to ReTain, funded by Sport England. The fully-funded scheme aims to provide skills, training, and targeted support for 25,000 volunteer coaches. It also targets 25,000 sport and activity professionals, who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is ReTrain to ReTain?
ReTrain to ReTain is part of an ambitious £5million job retention and support package for sport and physical activity, funded by Sport England through the National Lottery and involving delivery partners CIMSPA and EMD UK.
The programme will support 50,000 sport and physical activity professionals and volunteers who have been impacted by Covid-19. This includes those who’ve had to find work outside the sector or had their hours reduced. It also provides support for 10,000 self-employed people and small businesses to get back on their feet. Finally, it supports 500 employers in reducing operational costs of re-opening and addressing skills shortages.
What does the ReTrain to ReTain funding include?
You could benefit from ReTrain to Retain in lots of different ways, depending on your role and individual situation. From free access to learning resources from CIMSPA, UK Coaching and EMD (UK) through to support with the costs of getting your business on track, there are great benefits available for anyone involved in delivering sport and physical activity. Amongst various other benefits, the funding includes access to:
- A subscription to UK Coaching Club (worth £24 per year)
- Renewal: Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Digital Kids option) eLearning
- Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity+ eLearning
- St John Ambulance First Aid Digital Refresher eLearning
- Support, training and resources from CIMSPA
However, if you’re looking for other types of funding available, click here to visit our funding section.
How do I know if I’m eligible?
ReTrain to Retain has been designed to support everyone working or volunteering in sport and physical activity in England. In fact, everyone can access free resources. However those working with socially diverse communities, disabled people, or people with long-term health conditions will be prioritised for additional support.
Interested? Find out more now!
To find out more and apply for ReTrain to ReTain funding, visit their website below.