Love Rowing announces funding for 25 projects across the UK to bring more people into the sport of rowing. This year, Love Rowing is supporting more projects than ever before and is delighted to work in partnership with British Rowing to fund an extra 12 initiatives in this grant round.
The funded initiatives will provide children from low income household families, ethnically diverse community groups and people with disabilities to learn to row and enjoy the benefits the sport brings.
We received a record number of very strong applications for the grant round which made the review process extremely difficult.
A huge thank you to all organisations who took the time to apply.
Supported projects include:
Fairlop Rowing Club
An initiative introducing female Asians to rowing. Fairlop RC and Fitness 310 will work in partnership with the Muslimah Sports Association (MSA), a charity that was setup to give Muslim women a safe and positive environment to participate in sport without compromising their religious or cultural beliefs.
All Aboard Watersports
Rowing sessions for visually impaired young people aged between 11-18 years old
Bridgnorth Rowing Club
Adaptive equipment to assist club members who suffer from degenerative diseases including multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. The equipment will help members to get on the water with increased safety and confidence.
City of Oxford Rowing Club
Adaptive equipment for the adaptive squad with varying disabilities. The equipment is something that could be used by all single scullers.
Derby Rowing Club
Supporting Junior Adaptive Rowing in Central Derby with the purchase of a single scull and floats
Dover Rowing Club
Adaptive equipment to support disabled children and adults (physical, visual & learning). Dover Rowing Club do not currently have many adaptive rowers. With Love Rowing funds, they look forward to offering more adaptive rowing
East Anglia Youth Rowing
EAYR have an established state school programme and are now using the Love Rowing grant to fund a new indoor rowing programme covering schools that are not near a river. A pilot will launch with 3 schools offering children who are in receipt of free school meals, a chance to row. Each term an indoor erg competition will take place for the schools.
Ely College & Isle of Ely Rowing Club
Chance to Row is the extension of an established rowing programme which has in the last 3 years seen in excess of 200 students from Ely College have the opportunity to row.
Ercall Wood Academy Rowing Club
The set up of a new rowing club at Ercall Wood Academy in Telford allowing children from all backgrounds to participate.
Firhill Youth Project & Community Sports Hub
Provide local young people, who are most typically underrepresented in sport, with free, accessible, and inclusive opportunities to become active, build positive connections, and develop key life skills through rowing. The programme will engage those young people most in need.
Row2Grow by GNR8 Academy
An initiative making rowing more exciting and user-friendly so that more people can take part. Funds will cover an indoor rowing class, once a week to people from the community, free of charge.
Guildford Rowing Club
Adaptive equipment to improve the rowing experience for Guildford's adaptive squad. The funds mean Guildford Rowing Club can expand and improve its offering to people with disabilities, so that they can have outings with equipment that is more suited to them.
To introduce rowing to The Hyndburn Academy & its community; both indoors and outdoors. Hyndburn Academy is located in Blackburn and has a canal running through the school grounds. This will mean children who would never normally have the opportunity, can learn to row from Hyndburn Academy and 2 other nearby schools in the same trust.
Lymington Rowing Club
Funds will go to coaching costs for young people who would not normally have the opportunity to row.
Mersey Rowing Club
Funds will go towards a coaching course to support the state school programme
Ross Rowing Club
A permanent and thriving Mixed Ability Rowing (MAR) programme at the club to mix people of differing abilities in two recreational rowing sessions and one social session per week to improve their health and foster inclusion.
Runcorn Rowing Club
Adaptive equipment to to train rowers with particular difficulty on one side.
Stratford Upon Avon Boat Club
A Pool Extraction Board (PXB) to facilitate the provision of Capsize Drills for the adaptive rowing community in Stratford and other clubs nearby.
Strathclyde Rowing Club
Extension of an established programme for young people to have the chance to row. Strathclyde will link with local youth groups, in particular in areas of higher deprivation, prevalent around Strathclyde Country Park.
Tees Rowing Club
An initiative for 8 young carers who will learn to row. They will be identified by Stockton Borough council and will be young people who would most benefit from being part of a new community.
The 1863 Club
An inclusive rowing programme for secondary school children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds, children with disabilities and in particular, those with a disadvantaged upbringing.
Tiffin School Boat Club
An extension of the current school programme which provides an opportunity for children to row. The extension includes a learn to swim for rowing program which is a major barrier the school is facing, as well as coaching costs to the learn to row programme.
Tyne Amateur Rowing Club
A new youth/state school programme to introduce the sport of rowing to children who would not otherwise have tried it, either because of financial constraints or because they viewed it as an elitist sport.
UCL Boat Club
Following UCL's 'Give it a Go' taster sessions, the funds will cover membership fees for students who cannot afford to row.
Warrington Youth Rowing
This fund will be split ways to Warrington Rowing Club, Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club, Northwich Rowing Club and Agecroft Rowing Club. These clubs will use the money to establish funds to help young people in their state school programme to continue to row through covering their club membership cost and race fees if applicable.
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