Coaching and Officiating Fund

Overview & Criteria

Coaches and officials are key to the successes of all of our sports clubs and intramural teams. With that in mind, it is a key strategic target to look to improve our support of these individuals. The Coaching and Volunteering Academy (CVA) has launched a fund which is available for clubs and intramural teams to gain support for individuals to obtain qualifications to help their club.

This fund is to help make coaching and officiating courses more accessible to clubs. Should a club or intramural team be having any coaching or officiating issues, then they should contact ASAP for support.


Please note that funding will be allocated on the following basis:

  1. The individual is committed to contributing to their club / programme over, at least, the 12 months ahead. Applications for students and non-students are permitted.
  2. Should the club / IM team want to put on their own coaching or officiating course, please touch base with on how this can be done.
  3. Funding is allocated based on the following criteria:
    1. Level of course applying to attend.
    2. Club / Individual contribution.
    3. The number of total applications received.
    4. The impact in terms of benefits this qualification will have to the club / IM team / programme / SU.

Should any of the above be unclear, then please get in touch with Neil Rankin.

The C&O Fund is currently closed for application and will re-open in Semester 2.


Please be aware that retrospective applications can be made for qualifications that are obtained outwith these windows or term-time (i.e. an application to the fund in Semester 1, can be made for a UKCC Level 1 qualification obtained in August 2023).

Semester 1

2nd October 2022, 09:00 Fund opens for applications.
20th October 2022, 23:59 Fund closes for applications.
27th October 2022 Clubs / individuals informed of outcome of applications


Semester 2

29th January 2023, 09:00 Fund opens for applications.
12th February 2023, 23:59 Fund closes for applications.
15th February 2023 Clubs / individuals informed of outcome of applications



Other Funding

There are various other funding opportunities available, external of the Coaching & Volunteering Academy
  •  Sport Scotland - UKCC subsidy for coaches, click here for more information.
  •  The City of Edinburgh Council - further support for UKCC qualifications, click here for more information.