Professional Development Grant

2020 BCSCA Professional Development Grant

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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, 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 innovative and creative projects that indicate initiative on part of the applicant.
  • Grants will be awarded in amounts of $500 or $1000 depending on the opportunity and need. ($5000 total available)
    • FIRST DEADLINE: Applications can be submitted up until December 15, 2019 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, 2020 after which the remaining projects will be assessed by the BCSCA Board.
    • Coaches are encouraged to submit proposals at the first deadline to ensure funding is available; all funds may be awarded after the first deadline.


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

  • 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.

Reporting and Commitment to the Program

A successful applicant shall submit a report to the BCSCA within 14 days 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 2020 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.

  • 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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