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Coaching & Scholarships


Club Coach Development



The purpose of this grant is to encourage the development of more qualified coaches. For example a NGB course, Sports Coach UK, Running Sports or other appropriate qualification.

Recipients of awards should be prepared to assist with local events or coaching courses to the general benefit of sport in the area. Recipients should be coaching on a voluntary basis.

Up to 50% of the actual course fees may be covered by ASC.
Applications must be made by, and grants paid to, the affiliated club rather than an individual.

50% of costs up to the maximum level of funding - £100.

Please check if your sport and phase in date is listed in the Club Coach UKCC section.


Club Coach UKCC



Sportscotland have changed the way they administer coaching grants for some sports UKCC courses. Sportscotland prioritises grant funding for 22 sports, please check the Sportscotland website to see if your sport is included on this list.

All other sports can apply in the normal way, as club coach development above.


UKCC Coach Education Funding



Sportscotland recognises the importance of new coaches coming into sport and the need for accessible, affordable coaching courses to be available to them.


What is UKCC?



The UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) is a national initiative to endorse coach education programmes, across sports throughout the UK, against agreed criteria including:

  • - the endorsement of the coaching qualification each coach will take
  • - the development of appropriate resources to deliver effective and high quality coach education programmes
  • - quality assured administration of coach education provision and
  • - quality assured training provision of coach education programmes.

Am I Eligible?



  • - Applicants must demonstrate coaching activity within six months of applying for the subsidy (minimum activity supported will be once per month or an average of 12 sessions per year)
  • - The course being attended must take place in Scotland and be registered with the SQA (your course organiser can confirm this)
  • - Applicants should evidence what impact this qualification will have on their school, club or community. (This should be detailed in the Applicant Support Information section of the application form)

Individual Applications



Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria, can access funding of up to 50% or £150/person of the course fee, whichever is lower.

To apply please visit www.sportscotland.org.uk/funding.


Group Applications



If you are a group i.e. two or more individuals from the same organisation / club, you can also access funding per applicant of up to 50% or £150 of the course fee, whichever is lower.

For additional information, and which sports funding is available for please visit the sportscotland website www.sportscotland.org.uk/funding.