- March 28, 2013
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Member News
If you are a volunteer leader in England and you'd like to train and qualify to lead groups in the outdoors, Plas y Brenin can help to make the training you need more affordable.
At The National Mountain Centre we train people on the basis of talent, enthusiasm and commitment. We believe it should never be on the basis of your ability to pay. That’s why we created a new fund to help support the volunteer leaders of the future – 'The Future Leaders Fund' – to make sure that the next generation of mountain sports enthusiasts has the opportunity to enjoy a healthy and happy sporting habit for life.
Supported by Sport England the new Future Leaders Fund helps volunteer leaders in the outdoors access the training they need and deserve in order for them to perform better as a leader or coach in mountain sports.
Currently aimed at furthering hillwalking, mountaineering and climbing in England, the funding available comes in the form of a direct subsidy on training or assessment courses at Plas y Brenin.
With up to 75% funding available for the CWA, SPA, WGL and ML training and assessment courses, the amount of subsidy is linked to an index of areas where those interested in becoming outdoor leaders may be lacking in opportunity or advantage.
In short, The Future Leaders Fund can make the training you need as a volunteer leader more affordable by subsidising the cost of your cost by up to 75%.
Website Link: http://www.pyb.co.uk/news/funding-for-volunteer-leaders/