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Tennis Foundation Coach Grant Scheme: Application Form and Guidance

Tennis Foundation Disability   CopyThe Tennis Foundation (TF) is excited to introduce our Coach Grant Scheme supporting disabled people involved in disability tennis through the TF’s Network Programme to enable them to gain coach education up to an LTA Level 2 coaching assistant.

If successful in your grant application the TF will support you with a grant up to a maximum of £200 which much be used towards the cost of a tennis coaching education course (a Course). Please note that bursaries will be paid retrospectively on completion of a Course and you may be required to provide evidence of attendance on a Course.

In order to be eligible to receive a grant you must satisfy the Eligibility Criteria set out below. Eligible applications will then be reviewed by the TF’s selection panel on the basis of the Application Criteria set out below. We have a limit to the number of grants we can give in any one year so this offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to be considered for a grant you must satisfy the criteria set out below:

  • Be resident in the UK.

  • Be aged 16 or over.

  • Have a physical, sensory or cognitive impairment/condition that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on the ability to do normal daily activities (i.e. disabled).

  • Evidence via medical letter on request.

  • Detail the confirmed dates of the course/qualification you are booked on.

  • All coaches accessing funding will be asked to report back to the Tennis Foundation on the impact of their coach qualification within six months after receiving the Grant.

Application Criteria

If you satisfy the Eligibility Criteria set out above your application will be considered by the TF’s selection panel (consisting of two members of the TF’s Disability Development Team). The panel will review your application and supporting statement and your application will be assessed on the basis of the criteria set out below:

  • How you will use the qualification gained as a result of the grant

  • How the grant will contribute to your personal development

  • How the grant will contribute to your career development

https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/drive-tennis/coaching/

Application form - pdfCoach-Grant-Application-Form-accessible-version-2018.pdf149.91 KB

Supporting Statement

Please use the space below to tell us about why you are applying for the grant. Please include as much information as possible (up to a maximum of 300 words) and let us know how:

  • You will use the qualification gained as a result of the grant.
  • The grant will contribute to your personal development.
  • The grant will contribute to your career development.
  • The grant will contribute to/benefit your local tennis venue e.g. how many sessions will you be involved in/what type of sessions will you be involved in?

The TF may ask you to tell us about your experience on the course and how you have used and benefitted from attending the course. By signing this form you agree that such information and any information submitted as part of this application (including but not limited to the supporting statement) may be used by the TF for the purposes of promotional activity in order to encourage more people to get involved in tennis (including published on the TF’s website and social media accounts), and you agree to the use of any such information and any other details and/or materials submitted as part of the application and for any other promotional purpose the TF may deem appropriate.

By signing this form you consent to the use of your personal data for the purpose of administering the TF Coach Grant Scheme and for the promotional purposes set out above, sufficient to enable TF and its licensees to comply with their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other applicable legislation.

Please return your application form to: Disability Coach Grant Scheme, Tennis Foundation, National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Or via email: info@tennisfoundation.org.uk (subject – Disability Coach Grant Scheme)

 

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