'Just Me and the Fish'
- Apr 5, 2011
Sport England provide a Small Grants Fund of up to £10,000 which is open to anyone.I didn't put a National Lottery Option into the poll as It is covered by The Angling Trust as Governing Body.
National Lottery funding for sport is administered by Sport England and as such they would only deal with applications from a sports governing body, in this case The Angling Trust. Therefore I would expect this avenue to already be on the Trusts agenda if it was at all viable.
Sport England: Small Grants programme makes awards of between £300 and £10,000 to help more people get involved in sport and physical activity. You can apply if your organisation is a voluntary or community club or organisation, registered charity, not-for-profit company or community interest company.Sport England provide a Small Grants Fund of up to £10,000 which is open to anyone.
And that was my point. Why should Lottery funding administered through UK Sport be restricted to Olympic disciplines? Surely we should be supporting all international teams from all sports. The current system means that sports with a lot less participants than angling get funding. It is therefore logical to presume that many more anglers than, say, archers buy Lottery tickets and thus contribute more to the fund that then gets spent on minority sports. So it seems we are happy to support other sports but not our own.Sport England: Small Grants programme makes awards of between £300 and £10,000 to help more people get involved in sport and physical activity. You can apply if your organisation is a voluntary or community club or organisation, registered charity, not-for-profit company or community interest company.
Doesn't apply to funding National teams taking part in International competitions.
Here's a suggestion for you. How about they put a levy on match fees? On top of that, levy a percentage of all match winnings. That way, the only people paying are those with an interest in match fishing. Those that might stand a chance of actually benefitting from international match fishing will end up paying the most and only those with some chance of being selected would pay a single penny. That sounds entirely fair to me. If anyone objects, it will be a damning indictment.Using emotive words like calling people parasites and not actually being prepared to identify who warrants that description, saying that paying a pound a year would bleed you dry may sound good but add nothing to the discussion.