The current funding arrangements are not fit for purpose and there is clear evidence to suggest that the cost of taking part in physical activity and sport is preventing some socio-economic groups from accessing the provision in Guernsey. Also, the cost of travel and some sport specific services is preventing some highly able people from fulfilling their potential.
Through the States of Guernsey, via the Sports Commission, existing grants are available for;
Coaching (A1 and A2)
U18 Representative Sport (B2)
Junior – Adult Performance Sport, off Island travel (B3)
Sports Development Officers
Those who access these grants do so with mixed effectiveness. There is an overwhelming lack of cash funding available for local sport, despite a good, yet reducing amount of money going direct to sports from the private sector.
There is a great opportunity to target funding direct to sports and individuals in order to support the development of a healthy, active and successful Guernsey. We want to see sports able to deliver their development plans and individuals able to fulfil their potential through a coordinated funding scheme bringing together private, public and third sector money.