Funding to Promote Local Community Swimming in 2019

18th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme provides grants of between £300 and £2,500 to support innovative and sustainable projects which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible.

Grants will only be awarded to organisations supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon 2019. In Rotherham these are:

  • Rotherham Leisure Complex
  • Wath Leisure Complex
  • Dearneside Leisure Centre

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.

Projects must take place at a Swimathon pool and have sign off from the Pool Manager or their delegated main contact for this project to take place.

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.

For the full grant scheme criteria click here.

The deadline for applications is 2 April 2019.

Full details and how to apply can be found on the website here: