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Community Sport + Recreation Awards

Nominations are open for the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport + Recreation Awards, recognising the excellent work being done by local sports groups in our communities.

If you think that your rowing club deserves recognition for the valuable work it is undertaking in the community and recreation sector, find out how you can nominate at www.britishrowing.org/news/2013/march/19/community-sport-recreation-awards.

Membership Update

At the beginning of March, we updated the British Rowing membership system to include a number of new features. Amongst these updates is the ability to upgrade individual memberships from Silver to Gold.

Silver memberships can be upgraded at any time by accessing the ‘My Account’ section of the British Rowing website and selecting the ‘Upgrade to Gold membership’ or ‘Upgrade to Gold (Student) membership’ buttons.

Club Leaders Funding

Sport England’s Club Leaders programme – part of the Olympic legacy programme, Places People Play – has launched a new Fit for Funding Toolkit, designed to provide practical advice for clubs seeking funding.

Following the entire process of applying for funding, from Before you apply right through to After you have applied, the toolkit contains online modules, seminars and other tools to increase your club’s chances of funding success.

For more information, and to download the toolkit, visit www.sportenglandclubleaders.com/the-fit-for-funding-toolkit-is-here.

Sportsmatch

Sportsmatch – Sport England’s programme to encourage sponsorship of community sport through matched funding – is undergoing changes and will not be reopening at the start of the new financial year.

“We are absolutely committed to continuing to use Sportsmatch to encourage investments in sport…” Sport England revealed on its website. “If you were considering applying to Sportsmatch in its old form, please do explore the other funding programmes on our website or speak to one of our grants experts on 08458 508 508. A further announcement on the future shape of Sportsmatch will be made at the completion of the review, which is likely to be in the early summer.”

Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets are fundraising for a new tallship to replace TS Royalist, and are in need of help from their local rowing clubs.

In April, Sea Cadets right across the country will be aiming to collectively row the circumference of the world (almost 25,000 miles) in just 80 hours.

Youngsters from some of the Sea Cadets’ 400 UK units will be hoping to take part in the challenge, and are currently in the process of contacting their local rowing clubs for assistance.

If your club is able to help with indoor rowing machines or facilities, please contact [email protected]