Netball South Bursaries

Netball South aims to support members by providing funding to help support the training and develop of aspiring coaches and umpires across the region.

Funding is available for:
Coaching - subsidy towards UKCC Level 2 and UKCC Level 3 Courses
Coaching - subsidy towards Coach Tutor and Coach Assessor training
Competition - assistance with Travel to Guernsey
Officiating - assistance with A and B Umpire Pathways and assessments
Officiating - accreditation and reaccreditations for umpire tutor and assessors courses
Other – consideration will be given to other requests, please provide as much detail as possible


•    All applicants must be affiliated to Netball South to apply.
•    Applicants must submit full details of the course they wish to attend for Coaching or Officiating Courses, they are also required to submit confirmation of booking and payment.
•     Applications for funding should be made through other organisations prior to applying to the Region, your club, county netball association and County Sports Partnership. Further information regarding funding sources can be sought from your local Netball Development Officer or the South Regional Office. 
•     Initial priority for the panel will be one application per club, per financial year. Multiple applicants from one club will only be considered where funding is available and where there is a clear developmental need in a specific area. If multiple applications are received, clubs will be invited to prioritise applications.
•     Individuals can apply more than once for funding, however if a number of applications are received, preference will be given to those who have not applied before.
•     Bursaries will only be provided where and when an applicant is able to demonstrate that they meet all criteria stated.
•    Failure to adhere to the terms of the bursary will result in the applicant being liable for the full amount being repaid to Netball South. 



Applicant must commit to the following to gain funding. Any applicant failing to fulfil these commitments may be asked to refund any bursary payment.

Officiating Umpire bursary applicants: 
· Are expected to be on the Authorised Umpires List (AUL) or agree to be added to the AUL prior to application.
· In addition, Umpires who are successful in gaining funding for umpire courses must commit to at least one Regional Competition within 12 months of receiving funding, this could be Regional Schools, Regional Clubs or Regional festivals.

Coaching/Performance bursary applicants:
· May be approached by the County Performance Pathway Lead to support academy coaching sessions.

Assessment Criteria: 
•    Funding allocations will be prioritised by area need, the intention being to have the most impact on the growth and development of netball across the Region. 
•    All funding allocations are made at the discretion of the Regional Management Board. 
•    Funding is subject to availability.
•      County Netball Associations will be notified of all funding issued.

Applications will be considered throughout the year, and ideally submitted, where possible, prior to the start date of a course.
Upon submission of this form you will receive an automated response.

Any queries or problems with submissions, please contact:
Jo Coker - Finance Director

Response Times:

Applications will be considered throughout the year, and ideally submitted, where possible, prior to the start date of a course.
Upon submission of this form you will receive an automated response.

ALL applications must be supported by booking confirmations and must be emailed direct to before any funding is approved

Netball South Bursary Application For Coaching, Officaiting and Other (rev June 2021) - Google Form

Netball South Equipment/Facilities Bursary Application (rev Nov 2021) - Google Form

Netball South Competitions Bursary Application (rev July 2022) - Google Form


We have also been made aware of OTHER EXTRA FUNDING SOURCES as follows:

Sport england Crowdfunding - check out their Website

Two funds are Places and Spaces which links to the CWG legacy and facility development and improvement.  We have a short video from a recent project now on our webpage explaining how Places and Spaces helped them. We also have a recent case study from another West Mids based charity who successfully crowdfunded with us, read their story here.

They also have Active Together, which was originally our covid recovery fund but this can also support fundraising efforts whereby the need is driven by energy crisis, cost of living crisis, emergency e.g. storm relief, vandalism etc So please do refer any groups/clubs/organisations you work with to consider these options when asking around funding. 

Why Crowdfund?   

Here’s just a few reasons…

  • 600+ campaigns supported
  • £3m+ invested by Sport England
  • Additional £5.8m raised by supporters
  • Average of £16k raised by each campaign



We have a range of support to help people use and benefit from Crowdfunder, we know this is a new way of raising funds, so we’re here to help support from pre campaign, during and post campaign.


We host 45 minute monthly webinars with Crowdfunder, these are free to attend and if you cannot attend the time, if you have registered, they will send you a link to watch it back afterwards.      You can alternatively view previous webinars, please click here. These webinars offer a great introduction to Crowdfunder which guidance on what it is, how our extra funding works and to hear from a past project. There is also an opportunity to ask questions. These webinars are ideal to promote to any clubs, or groups who may want to hear & learn more.


1-2-1         Coaching is available with one of the Crowdfunder team and there is a full help centre resource that can also help you along the way.


Contact Details:

Morgana Simpson

Development & Relationship Manager

T: 07909 687185





There are a number of funding opportunties available for coaching courses. Sports Coach UK  provide a full funding guide for a variety of funding pots across the country. There are also additional funding sources through County Sports Partnerships and County Netball Associations for more information click the links below:

Sports Coach UK Guide

County Netball Associations

County Sports Partnership (Including information for sportivate)

Clubs and Facilities

Please see below some links to funding opportunties. Also contact your CSP using the links provided above.

Lottery Funding - Awards for All

Cash 4 Clubs

Sport England - Inspired Facilities

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