Published: 20th May 2024 Images: Scottish Cycling

Coaching Subsidies for 2024-25

We are able to reveal the revised subsidy offer for coaches and leaders for 2024/25, which includes increased support for coaches in key groups.

Following on from a successful 2023/24 coaching recruitment campaign that saw 80+ coaches access funding through the sportscotland subsidy fund. Scottish Cycling in partnership with sportscotland, are delighted to announce the revised subsidy offer for coaches and leaders for 2024/25.  

There are several key changes to the way subsidies will be awarded in the next year.

Key Changes: 

  • Key identified groups receive 80% off British Cycling Coaching Courses. 
  • These identified groups also receive 50% discount, up to £200, on mountain bike leadership courses, which candidates can redeem following the training day. 
  • Addition of support for coaches from Rural Scotland – to help support the growth of the sport in rural communities.
  • The general subsidy for Scottish coaches has been discontinued. 

In line with the Scottish Cycling Strategy ‘Developing a Nation of Cyclists 2.0’, this iteration of the subsidy will be aligned towards a select number of identified underrepresented groups in cycling across Scotland.

These groups of individuals include:

  • Coaches from a rural location
  • Coaches with a disability or working with riders with a disability.  
  • Coaches living in an area of deprivation or working with riders from an area of deprivation.  
  • Female coaches
  • Young coaches (under 25)  

This fund is one of many vehicles that will aim to inspire more diversity across the Scottish Cycling landscape by removing some financial barriers to entry.  For a detailed overview, FAQ’s and the application form relating to the 2024/25 coaching subsidy for underrepresented groups, please read this document here. 

Courses are now live.

You can utilise these incredible discounts by signing up to a coaching or leadership course today! With the introduction of the new British Cycling framework rolling out, there are a multitude of the first phases of courses ‘Introduction to Coaching’ that are currently live and accepting applications. For framework and course information head to the British Cycling website.  

Should you have any questions about courses or the Scottish Cycling subsidy beyond the information pack, then please feel free to contact [email protected]