What is the “Play Bowls Package”
The Play Bowls Package has been designed based on the successes of the 2013-2017 Package Scheme which saw nearly 9,000 new people take up club memberships! The scheme aims to provide clubs with the necessary financial and non-financial support to continue to grow and sustain the number of people playing bowls within their facilities.
£250 is available for affiliated Bowls England and English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA Ltd) to deliver a Play Bowls Day (Open Day) followed by 4 x Play Bowls 4 Fun sessions, which are an informal, relaxed, coaching session with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment!
Once all the events are finished and the completed Play Bowls Package Attendance Monitoring Forms are returned to the BDA Office, (forms supplied along with guidance notes) and providing the club has attracted at least 7 new members aged 55 and over or aged 16 and over with a disability, a cheque for £250 will be sent out to the club. (If less the 7 members are retuned the amount is pro-rotated down accordingly)
How can my club apply?
Clubs can apply for one package per year during a package application window and it is open to all affiliated Bowls England and English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA Ltd) clubs that have a Coach Bowls registered or Coach Bowls Qualified coach.
The application window is currently open and will remain open for applications until 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020 for clubs affiliated to EIBA Ltd only. Please note applications must be submitted at least 28 days prior to the first event Play Bowls Day (Open Day)
The next window for affiliated clubs of Bowls England will open on Monday 3rd February 2020 and close at 5pm on Thursday 30th April 2020.
Please see the downloads section below for the 2019 application form along with terms and conditions.