The Rowing Foundation works to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.
The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds. The Rowing Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment.
The Foundation’s preference is to make grants of between £500-£3000 up to 50% of the cost, usually to initiate projects when a club, school or other organisation can demonstrate their ability to complete the project. Grants are made to support rowing only.
The initial assessment of applications is based on the information on the form, so it is advisable to fill it in as fully as possible indicating precisely what the grant is for and how the remaining 50% of the funds will be raised. Applications are made online and must be endorsed by an officer of the club
(Chairperson, Captain, Secretary) and accompanied by uploaded recent accounts and not just bank statements.
Applications must be for projects or work that is for public benefit; non-elitist; for the benefit of young people; those in full time education; or those who are disabled.
The next closing date is Wednesday 14th February 2019.
Recent grants awarded can be viewed here