Swimathon Foundation

Status: Open to applications

Description

Grants to encourage and support organisations in the UK which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives.


Details

Maximum Value:£ 2,500
Minimum Value:£ 300

Value Notes:

Grants of between £300 and £2,500 are available.


Extended Description

The grants are funded by the Swimathon Foundation and administered by the Swimming Trust and British Swimming.

The funding aims to encourage and support organisations which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives.


Latest Information

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Please check the Foundations website for any updates for 2019 application dates. 


Key Criteria     

Organisations including community groups, swimming clubs, senior groups, youth groups, sports clubs, disability charities, scout groups and healthy living groups in the UK are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and a resident of the UK.

Projects must take place at a Swimathon pool and have sign off from the Pool Manager or their delegated main contact for this project to take place.


Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for innovative and sustainable projects which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible. Applicants must demonstrate in their application how the funding will allow them to:

  • Introduce people to swimming who would otherwise not swim.
  • Increase the frequency that existing swimmers go to the pool.
  • Improve the swimming experience for new or existing swimmers.                                                                                                                                           

Restrictions

Funding is not available for the following:

  • Pools or community groups which have received a grant from the Swimathon Foundation in the last 12 months.
  • Hydrotherapy pools.
  • Basic running or maintenance costs.http://www.swimathonfoundation.org/
  • Projects other than those detailed in the application form.
  • Organisations that promote a political party or activity.

The project for which funding is sought must not have started, although it is acceptable that a pilot phase has been completed to provide evidence of need.


Application Process

Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation's website.

Contact the Swimathon Foundation for further information.


Address & Contacts :

Application forms may be available please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:
Enquiries Swimathon Foundation
c/o Clintons
55 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
London
WC2B 5RZ
Email:info@swimathonfoundation.org