Applicants to the Grassroots Coaching Bursary (the ‘Grassroots Bursary’) and Professional Coaching Bursary (the ‘Professional Bursary’) (each a ‘Bursary’ and together the ‘Bursaries’)
Terms and Conditions
1. The Bursaries are administered by The Football Association Limited (‘The FA’). The Grassroots Bursary is funded by The FA in conjunction with Sport England and the Professional Bursary is funded solely by The FA.
2. The aim of the Bursaries is to further the qualifications, skills and experience of both female football coaches and football coaches from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
3. Applications to the Bursaries are open to (i) all female coaches and (ii) both male and female coaches from BAME communities, who aspire to further their coaching qualifications, skills and experience in grassroots or professional level football. All applicants to the Bursaries (‘Applicants’) must also be over 18 years of age and must be a resident of the UK.
4. The Grassroots Bursary is solely for Applicants to pay towards their UEFA B Licence qualification and the Professional Bursary is solely for Applicants to pay towards their Advanced Youth Award, UEFA A Licence or UEFA Pro Licence (as applicable depending on the Applicant’s existing qualification levels).
5. The number of Applicants successfully granted a Bursary and the value of the Bursary provided to each successful Applicant shall be decided at The FA’s sole discretion.
6. To be considered for a Grassroots Bursary or a Professional Bursary Applicants must provide the following:
(a) A completed online application form (‘Application Form’);
(b) Evidence that they are currently or have recently been involved in coaching football;
(c) A declaration that they are able to take part in the relevant UEFA course (if an Applicant has a recognised disability (as defined by The Equality Act 2010) they should specify any requirements which may be needed in order to participate in the course);
(d) An accepted Enhanced FA CRC Disclosure (i.e. issued within 1 year of the application);
(e) Evidence that they have completed an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and if necessary, completed an online re-certification course; and
(f) Evidence that they hold a valid FA Emergency Aid qualification.
7. To be considered for a Grassroots Bursary Applicants must, in addition to the requirements set out in paragraph 6, also provide:
(a) A copy of their Level 2 Action Plan; and
(b) Evidence of a minimum Level 2 coaching qualification.
8. To be considered for a Professional Bursary Applicants must, in addition to the requirements set out in paragraph 6, also provide:
(a) Evidence of a minimum UEFA B qualification;
(b) An up to date copy of their coaching CV;
(c) A letter of recommendation from their Head of Academy; and
(d) A copy, as applicable, of their Level 3 action plan (for the UEFA A Licence) or their Level 4 action plan (for the UEFA Pro Licence).
9. If an Applicant is granted a Bursary they must:
(a) Complete all aspects of the relevant coaching qualification; and
(b) Pay a percentage of the costs of the qualification (the amount payable and the due dates to be advised to the Applicant before acceptance of the Bursary by the Applicant) (‘Applicant Contribution’).
10. The closing date for applications is as set out on the Application Form. Any application received after this date will not be considered.
11. The decision of The FA regarding the award of the Bursaries will be final and no correspondence or negotiation will be entered into with any Applicant regarding that decision.
12. Applicants acknowledge that, other than the Bursary, they will not receive any payment, incentive or value in kind from The FA.
13. Applicants shall not be entitled to transfer or exchange any Bursary that they receive.
14. If, in The FA’s reasonable opinion, an Applicant’s attendance and/or performance on a course is unsatisfactory it shall, in its sole discretion, be entitled to cancel the Applicant’s participation on that course. In the event that such cancellation occurs, the Applicant shall be required to repay the Bursary to The FA within 30 days of the date of that cancellation.
15. Applicants may withdraw from a course at any time but The FA requests that they provide as much notice as possible if they wish to do so. Applicants who do not complete the relevant course as a result of such a withdrawal or due to a cancellation arising under the circumstances referred to in paragraph 14 above) will forfeit the Applicant Contribution.
16. In the event that a course is terminated, cancelled or otherwise ceases to exist for whatever reason, The FA shall not have any liability to the Applicant or be liable for any cost or damages that the Applicant may incur as a result of the cancellation other than to refund the Applicant Contribution to the Applicant in full.
17. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall operate to limit or exclude The FA’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, for fraud or for any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
18. The FA does not accept and shall have no liability for any indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort or otherwise arising from an Applicant’s application for a Bursary or their participation in a course.
19. The FA’s liability pursuant to these terms and conditions which is not otherwise expressly excluded or limited in these terms and conditions shall be limited to the amount of the Bursary paid to the Applicant.
20. This Agreement shall not constitute or create an agency or partnership or employer/employee relationship between the parties. This Agreement (including all attachments) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement is not intended to be for the benefit of, and shall not be enforceable by any person who is not a party to it, under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise and neither party can declare itself a trustee of the rights under this Agreement for the benefit of any third party. This Agreement shall be governed by English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
21. The Applicant undertakes to keep confidential all matters disclosed to them either directly or indirectly as a result of their receipt of any Bursary and shall not make any announcement regarding any aspect of the Bursary (including their participation in a course) or use any intellectual property of The FA (or Sport England) without the written consent of The FA.