Grants & Funding

Grants and Funding

The NWC Committee is committed to helping members of its region develop as players, referees and polo coaches, with the long term plan of developing the region as whole by helping you to help others. We have set aside a pot of money for 2016 to reduce the financial burden on those of you pursuing development.

Guidelines for Applications

The method will generally be on a claim back system, where the course or activity has already happened and you would like to claim some of the cost back although some dispensation will be given to allow for funding in advance if a clear commitment is shown.
This grant is mainly focussed upon individual development down the pathway to GB squads and to further club/region development in the future but it can also be used for certain club events.
Examples of things that may be approved for a grant are:

  • Payment towards costs of individuals attending GB squads/academy training or events.
  • Payments towards costs of attending/organising referee course, Polo specific coach courses.
  • Payments towards costs involved in running a come and try polo session at a site other than your own.

This is not an exhaustive list and all applications will be considered carefully before accepting or rejecting them.

Criteria

  • The Applicant must be a member of a club that must be BC affiliated.
  • The club must be located within the NWC region.
  • The club must either have an active presence within the NWC League or state an intention to enter the following season, failure to do so will severely limit future funding opportunities.
  • Any event or course already subsidised by the committee will not be eligible for funding.
  • If you are gaining funding from any other source this should be included on the form.

Please click here to download the form and start your application.

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2019/20 Season Entries are Open

The entry form for the 2019/2020 season can be found here

Please read all information prior to making your entry so that you are fully informed of the requirements from your team when entering the league.
We are aiming to run all divisions in a similar format this season, with 5 tournaments and teams expected to attend 4 of the 5 dates.

Entry deadlines are as follows:

  • Discounted entry deadline – 15/08/2019
  • Admin fee entry deadline (entry cost plus £30 admin fee) – 01/09/2019
  • All fees are to be received at the latest by the 07/09/2019.

CALL FOR LEAGUE ORGANISERS

As you know, the committee is a small one – we are therefore asking for your assistance in helping to run the league this year. I currently have two volunteers who have offered to act as league organisers, however a further two individuals would be appreciated to ease the burden of running the divisions. I would be grateful if you would be able to circulate this request to your members in case any of them are interested. The role requires around 2 hours of work prior to the start of the season and a further hour prior to each tournament to prepare. You will not be required to attend tournaments as long as there is someone there on the evening to help run things and the tournament box is at the venue. You will also get the division polo ball to keep at the end of the season (in case that is any motivation)! If you/ anyone within your club is interested in volunteering, please contact leagues_coordinator@nwcpololeague.co.uk for details.

he committee is a small one – we are therefore asking for your assistance in helping to run the league this year. I currently have two volunteers who have offered to act as league organisers, however a further two individuals would be appreciated to ease the burden of running the divisions. I would be grateful if you would be able to circulate this request to your members in case any of them are interested. The role requires around 2 hours of work prior to the start of the season and a further hour prior to each tournament to prepare. You will not be required to attend tournaments as long as there is someone there on the evening to help run things and the tournament box is at the venue. You will also get the division polo ball to keep at the end of the season (in case that is any motivation)! If you/ anyone within your club is interested in volunteering, please contact leagues_coordinator@nwcpololeague.co.uk for details.

REFEREEING 

Within the region it has been acknowledged that there is a lack of practically qualified referees, both at lower and higher levels. The committee, with the assistance of higher qualified referees is attempting to address this problem over the course of the next seasons. The aim is to run a referee course in the North West at some point during the season (hopefully near the start), with regular opportunities for assessment and signposting to assessors throughout the remainder of the season.  With this in mind, please ask your members if they wish to either attend a referees course or undergo practical assessment (regardless of the Grade) and email Chris Tighe (secretary@nwcpololeague.co.uk) with the number of individuals who wish to attend a course/ be assessed and the team name.  Further communication with details of the referee course and opportunities for assessment will be circulated prior to the start of the season.


If you have any additional queries prior to making your entries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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