Scottish volleyball is delighted to share this extremely good news for our sport!
The British Volleyball Federation has secured up to £635,000 of funding to be distributed across it’s Paralympic and Olympic sports disciplines. £375,000 was allocated to Sitting Volleyball, and £260,000 to be split across Beach and Indoor Volleyball.
The funding is being raised from a new fund developed by UK Sport, called the National Squads Support Fund (NSSF). It’s the first time volleyball has received UK Sport funding since London 2012.
Sally Munday, CEO at UK Sport, said: “The National Squads Support Fund is a key part of our new investment approach and demonstrates our commitment to a wider group of sports and athletes in our Olympic and Paralympic high-performance community. We are investing in a longer-term, holistic view of success, powering a broader range of sports, champions and medallists, built on the highest standards of integrity and partnership.
Richard Callicott OBE, President at the British Volleyball Federation, said: “The British Volleyball Federation is pleased with the award made by UK Sport. It will provide us with a way forward to compete and train as we prepare for Paris 2024 and gives our players an increased incentive by being recognised. We thank UK Sport for having the vision to recognise the value of helping unfunded sports on the first steps to future success. Creating the National Squads Support Fund is a great move in the right direction. We look forward to showing what we can achieve.’
Further details can be found in the announcement published by UK Sport here: https://www.uksport.gov.uk/news/2021/03/29/national-squads-support-fund