The Race Walking Association operates a scheme to
provide modest funding for the development of individual race walkers.
The object is to assist walkers to improve their performance levels by
helping them to do things that they would otherwise, through lack of
finance, be unable to do.
All race walkers are eligible to apply for funding
grants provided that they are qualified to represent England, the Isle
of Man, Guernsey or Jersey in international competition. There are no
age limits set on the scheme.
3 Scope of the Grants
It is important to stress that the grants are
intended to assist walkers in improving and the use of funds will be
restricted to specific purposes.
Permitted use of the funds will include – but not
exclusively – the following purposes:
(a) Participation in competitions
beyond the walker’s normal scope;
(b) Medical treatment not
otherwise readily available;
(c) Physiotherapy treatment not
otherwise readily available;
(d) Special training or coaching
The following uses of funds will not be permitted:
(a) Purchase of kit or equipment;
(b) Special diets or dietary
(c) Capital expenditure in
general, except in very special circumstances.
Applications must be made to the Honorary General
Secretary of the Race Walking Association. An application form may be
found on the Association’s web site at:
All sections of the Application Form must be
completed (except the space provided for “other relevant information”,
completion of which is optional).
5 Processing of
Applications will be considered by the Funding
Special Subcommittee, consisting of the Honorary General Secretary
(Peter Cassidy), the Chairman (Glyn Jones), the Honorary Treasurer
(Bill Wright), the Coaching and
Development Secretary (Mike Fox), Ann Perry and Pam Ficken. All
applications will be held in confidence by the Subcommittee.
The Subcommittee will feel itself free to consult or
take advice from any other parties, while preserving the
confidentiality of the personal details in the applications. It will
also feel itself free to ask for further information from the
There is no fixed time for applications, which will
be dealt with as they are received.
6 Making of Grants
Where the Subcommittee decides that a grant can be
made, the applicant will be told as soon as possible and will be
informed of any special conditions that may be imposed.
The normal practice will be for the applicant to
receive the funds after the carrying out of the specific purpose for
which the grant is made. It will generally be necessary for the
recipient of the grant to provide any receipts, etc., that may be
called for and it will always be necessary for the recipient to make a
written report on the success or failure of the purpose to which the
grant is to be devoted. In cases of exceptional hardship, urgency or
other special circumstances it may be possible for the Association to
make a payment in advance.
The Subcommittee is very aware of the extent of the
Association’s finances and there is a limit both to the size of any
individual grant and to the total amount that may be awarded in any
financial year. For that reason, multiple grants to the same person in
any one financial year must be considered unlikely and there will be no
awarding of “open-ended” grants or continuing bursaries.