17 Feb 2017

Swimathon is the world's biggest fundraising swim and the Swimathon Foundation was formed in 2001 to help guarantee the long-term future of the event. As well as managing and promoting Swimathon, the Foundation offers grants to promote swimming to local communities.

The Swimathon FoundationThe funding aims to encourage and support UK organisations which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives. 

Organisations including community groups, swimming clubs, senior groups, youth groups, sports clubs, disability charities, scout groups and healthy living groups in the UK are eligible to apply. 

Grants of between £300 and £2,500 are available for innovative and sustainable projects which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible. 

Applicants must demonstrate in their application how the funding will allow them to: 

  • Introduce people to swimming who would otherwise not swim.

  • Increase the frequency that existing swimmers go to the pool.

  • Improve the swimming experience for new or existing swimmers.

Applicants must be a representative of, or have the support of a pool participating in Swimathon 2017. 

The deadline for applications is 17 March 2017. 

Further details are available from: https://swimathonfoundation.org/ or email: info@swimathonfoundation.org