Club Development Fund
The SOA has a small pot of money available each year for clubs, to support the development of grassroots orienteering. These sports development grants are funded by sportscotland to enable clubs to make a tangible difference in their area.
There are usually two opportunities per year for clubs to apply; the deadline for the next opportunity is likely to be in late summer 2020.
Applications are invited from SOA clubs for financial support for club development projects. Applications might also come from groups of clubs or Regional Associations for projects that benefit this wider group. Depending on demand, the likely upper limit for funding will be about £1000.
Applications must be submitted by a club official (president, secretary or treasurer) and must be for a specific project with specific development objectives. All clubs applying for funding should either have already achieved SOA bronze accreditation or else be engaging in the process to work towards the award. The application should show how the project fits into the overall development strategy of the club and should explain how benefits from the project will be sustained into future years.