Professional Development Grant

BCSCA Professional Development Grant



The purpose of the BCSCA Professional Development Grant is to assist coaches financially with their continued professional development opportunities.


  • Be a coach/member in good standing with Swim BC, Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (CSCTA), and Swimming Canada.
  • Currently coaching with a Swim BC registered club which must be a participant in the provincial program and have a representative from their club attend the BCSCA Conference on an annual basis.


Applications are reviewed and will be assessed based on their individual merit.

  • Priority will be given to projects that are innovative and creative, plus indicate initiative on the part of the applicant.
  • There is no limit on the number of grants that may be awarded, up to a cumulative budgeted maximum of $3000.
    • FIRST DEADLINE: Applications can be submitted up until November 1, 2018 after which applications will be reviewed by the BCSCA Board and grant funding will be awarded
    • SECOND DEADLINE: If any funds remain for the season, applications can be submitted up until April 1, 2019. Applications will be assessed as they are received on a first come first served basis.
    • Coaches are encouraged to submit proposals at the first deadline to ensure funding is available; all funds may be awarded after the first deadline
  • NCCP Swimming Fundamentals Coach (101) training is not eligible.


The following process will be followed so the BCSCA can deal with applications in a fair, equitable and efficient manner.

  • Submitted applications must be completed and submitted via email to
  • The BCSCA Board will review all applications.
  • Decisions on applications will be communicated directly to the coach and copied to the club president/head coach.

Documents Required

  • Cover Letter - Presenting a clear and complete description of the proposed project.
  • Letter of Support - From the club president/head coach supporting the coach’s development and detailing the financial support provided from the swim club.
  • Budget - Needs to include the total cost of the proposed project with a breakdown of the budget for each category dependent upon the nature of the project. Including the budgeted cost for airfare, accommodation, meals, mileage, etc, will only help to give the board a clear vision of your project.  Budgets should also include a list of other revenue sources whether they are from the individual, club, or other funding agency.


Reporting and Commitment to the Program

A successful applicant shall submit a report to the BCSCA within two weeks of the completion date of the project. This report should include:

  • A description of the outcome of the project.
  • An evaluation of the success of the project in relation to its objectives. 
  • The report from the successful applicant will be posted to the BCSCA website – additionally, the coach may be requested to present at the 2018 BCSCA Conference or other coach information sessions

A complete set of financial statements of all income and expenses associated with the project must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the project.

Please note:

  • Auditing of financial expenditures may also be requested.
  • Any funding not utilized for the project stated on the application shall be returned to the BCSCA within 60 days of the completion date of the project.
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