Coach Application

Applications Are Currently Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Lloyd Cowan Bursary. Applications are currently closed. Stay updated by visiting our website and following us on our social media platforms.

Guidance Notes

Lloyd Cowan Bursary is a charitable fund administered by a selection panel, which awards grants of up to £500 to coaches to enable them to participate in athletics.

Applications are invited from licensed UK-based athletics coaches, working with athletes eligible to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland, for whom cost is a barrier to accessing developmental opportunities.

The application should clearly demonstrate the difference that the grant will make and how it will contribute to their physical education in athletics. For example, the grant could fund additional costs of accommodation or travel to competition opportunities, warm weather training, courses, or specialised equipment for athletes. Please ensure that your application includes:

  • A breakdown of how much you are requesting (we typically award grants of between £100 – £500)
  • How the proposed funding would benefit you and help you achieve your coaching goals

The Lloyd Cowan Bursary awards grants once a year in the Autumn. Application opening and closing dates will be advertised on our online platforms.

Decisions will be made by the selection panel and communicated within four weeks of the close of the application. All applicants will be notified of the outcome via the contact details submitted on the application form. Decisions are final, and there is no system of appeal. 

We ask that successful applicants use the various social media platforms available to them to thank and promote the Lloyd Cowan Bursary.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the application form. Please ensure the application is clear and concise. 

Coach Application

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Please read and prepare your answers for all questions offline, if necessary, to copy and paste later, as the system does not save progress.

Complete this application form if you are a registered and currently licensed coach under the governing bodies of Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, or England.

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Personal Details

Name of Applicant:
Date of Birth:

Athletics Information

Club, NGB, Event description, Sports/ Coaching description
Sports/ Coaching Description
At what level are you currently performing? e.g. local league, county, national, international. Please give an indication of your coaching commitments.

Information About Your Application

What is the funding for? Please include details of costs and tell us how the grant will help you achieve your coaching goals.
Are there any hardship factors, personal, family or financial, to be considered?
Do you receive any other financial assistance, e.g., from your club, charities, local authority or private sponsorship?


References: Please provide the names and contact details (including email addresses) of individuals we can reach out to in order to support your application. We recommend a club committee member.


The details I have given on this form are true and correct. I understand that my application may be cancelled if I give false or misleading information, or withhold relevant information. Successful individuals would be required to be profiled in future articles or newsletters about their progress within their sport.