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Raising Funds

There are a multitude of different funding opportunities available.

Snowsport Scotland Funding Opportunities

Snowsport Scotland Special Members Fund

The Special Members Fund was set up after a repayment of VAT was made to Snowsport Scotland in 1995. This funding is kept independently from other SSS reserves and is controlled by the Board of Directors.  The funding has been set aside to support meaningful projects that aim to fund equipment to support performance development coaching or equipment to help increase participation numbers.  Financial assistance is available to fund up to 50% of the total cost of equipment of capital projects for clubs. Previous awards have been used to fund freestyle rails, stubbie gates for Alpine racing, and Alpine race bibs.  It is envisaged that the funding will last until 2022. For more information about the fund, click here

John Hynes Fund for Coach Education

John Hynes was the Head Coach/Manager at Hillend Ski Centre for many years.  He died in 1988 and this fund was set up in his memory.  Its purpose is to assist coaches to achieve further qualifications.  This fund is available to individuals that have an active involvement in a Snowsport Scotland affiliated club programme and seek to develop training or qualifications that will benefit the club and its members. All applications must be endorsed by the applicants’ club and all applicants are required to commit to providing 2 years of coaching to their club.  Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can access funding up to 50% (up to a maximum of £250) of the course fee on Snowsport Scotland run courses.  Applicants can only receive funding once and it is available exclusively to members of the Snowsport Scotland Coaching Scheme.


sportscotland Funding Opportunities

Awards for All Scotland

Awards for All lottery funding is run by the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with sportscotland  and is available for a wide variety of one-off costs.  Grants can range from between £500 and £10,000 and should meet one or more of the following outcomes:

  • People have better chances in life
  • Communities are safer, stronger and more able to work together to tackle inequalities
  • People have better and more sustainable services and environments
  • People and communities are healthier

For more information and to apply for Awards for All please click here.


Direct Club Investment

sportscotland Direct Club Investment (DCI) is unique as it offers investment to support club development over a period of 2-4 years, giving the club time to embed significant developmental change and is focused on strengthening club sport by delivering on two key outcomes:

  • Growth in club membership and/or;
  • Growth in clubs which provide the correct environment to develop athletes to performance levels.

Investment of up to £10,000 will be provided for 2-4 years, depending on the project, all activities must be captured in the clubs own plan for the future.  Any investment must achieve the specific outcomes and we will monitor the outcomes throughout each project to ensure it is having an impact.  To find out more please click here.


Other Funding Opportunities

The Craig Macfie Foundation

Craig was tragically killed in November 2011 by a drunk driver whilst he was cycling in Oregon. The Craig Macfie Foundation serves as a means to honor, celebrate and remember Craig’s life while promoting causes close to his and his friends’ and family’s hearts.  In keeping with Craig’s passion for skiing the primary focus of the foundation will be to promote and encourage the sport on both a local and national level. A CMF LSRA Trainee Award is made anually along with an award made at the British Championships.  The CMF Award is awarded to a male in the U21 or U18 age group, who has a passion for skiing (both racing and freeskiing), shows exceptional sportsmanship, who perserveres and continually strives to improve.  For more information click here.
Funding Scotland
The Funding Scotland website and free search engine helps find funding for charities, community groups and social enterprises - from small grants to funding for big capital projects.  Click here to access the site.
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