Table Tennis Inclusivity Grant Scheme for clubs and community groups
Organisations are invited to apply for grants under a new Table Tennis England initiative to encourage more people from underrepresented groups, including disabled people to start playing table tennis.
Up to £300 is available for projects with a focus on inclusivity and engagement, with funding being open to constituted community-led groups, with evidence of liability insurance held by the group or venue(s) in which they operate.
Greg Yarnall, Head of Development and Volunteering at Table Tennis England, said:
"Table tennis is a sport which can be played by anyone, no matter what their background and we are committed to opening up more opportunities for everyone.
"We know that many organisations would like to become more inclusive but sometimes have financial barriers to doing so. This funding aims to provide a helping hand to get projects off the ground."
Projects that apply will be expected to show how the project will become sustainable. They must run for at least eight months of the year and be delivered in a community-use venue and be run on a not-for-profit basis.
Replacement of old table tennis equipment is not covered by this fund, but funding can be used to support Level 1 coaching qualification costs (up to a maximum of 50% of course costs), new equipment that helps meet the needs of the participants the project is aimed at, facility hire or coaching costs.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 January 2019. To apply, please download and complete an application form the Table Tennis England website, and return it to Jade Griffiths at Table Tennis England via email.