Coach Core programme funding announced

We announced today that The Royal Foundation's Coach Core programme has been awarded nearly £1 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England

By James Burbidge · 24th September 2018

Sport England has awarded The Royal Foundation a £995,500 National Lottery grant to double the reach of its Coach Core programme by adding 10 new sites in England over the next three years.

Driven by a desire to build upon the legacy of the Olympic Games, Coach Core was created by The Royal Foundation in 2012 to inspire 16 to 24 year olds who are not in education or employment through sport, and to create the next generation of sports coaches.

Coach Core has already trained over 300 young people who were not in education or employment, through an apprenticeship scheme with some of the biggest clubs in the country, providing unrivalled tuition, paying them a wage, and setting them up for an exciting future.

The National Lottery funding from Sport England will enable another 200 young people to join Coach Core’s apprentice scheme, doubling the number of Coach Core sites and linking these young apprentices up with opportunities in professional sports club foundations, youth clubs, charities and academy trusts.

The first new Coach Core sites to open will be in Newcastle and The Black Country, followed by eight more locations which Coach Core and Sport England will shortlist based on areas and the communities with the greatest need.