Coach Education Subsidy Fund

In December 2023, we announced a £3,000 Coach Education Subsidy Fund which was open to all affiliated clubs, with criteria for our five key target groups aimed to increase the diversity and number of qualified coaches in Scotland. Since then, 72 coaches from 36 different clubs all over Scotland have been financially supported by Bowls Scotland to access free or heavily discounted Coach Education opportunities.

Thanks to the huge success from the initial Subsidy Fund, sportscotland have now not only continued, but substantially increased their investment within our sport to £7,000, allowing us to now open up a second round of the Subsidy Fund opens today and will remain open until 31st March 2025.

With huge thanks to our key partners at sportscotland, this increased investment will allow us to expand our Coach Education Subsidy Fund for all coaches within these five target areas. This will allow all eligible individuals or clubs to apply for 50%, 75% or 100% discount on our Bowls Scotland education costs.

A reminder that the following five target areas will be open to application for financial support for all clubs and coaches across Scotland:

  • Female coaches
  • Coaches aged 16-25 years old
  • Coaches with a disability
  • Coaches from rural areas
  • Coaches from areas of social deprivation

For more information on eligibility, please click here.

If you have any enquiries, please contact our Coach and Volunteer Manager, Adam Martin, via

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