I hope you are all well - it’s been a strange month…
Currently we are living in a period of significant “unknown”. We thrive on Archery - spectating, playing, participating, coaching and educating are all part of the experience here at home and of course amongst the international community. To have the sport suspended for the foreseeable future is tough and obviously unprecedented.
With so many of the indicators pointing to a significant period of time before accessing the sport in any form, we will change some of our offering over the next few weeks but of course, core services will remain as “normal” as we can keep them. We are still here and still working for you although the team are of course respecting the need to #StayAtHome.
There is an abundance of information available now and changing on a daily basis for clubs and coaches in particular around support mechanisms along with grants and interest free loans which can be accessed by those meeting criteria. A number of these grants and funds can be found at the bottom of this page or on the Scottish Archery website and social channels.
Over the next couple of weeks Alan Martin (Pathways Manager) and Bill Hogg (Club Development Officer) will be in touch with every club directly and our offer of course remains we are here for you, whenever and for whatever you need us.
Like so many of you, the staff are working from home but we are available and ready for any members queries. So please reach out via email or social channels (contact details are available at the bottom of this page)
We are introducing a couple of new things we are excited about, with our podcast “The Nocking Point” launching soon amongst other things. We are also working on some CPD for members to access virtually with some excellent guest speakers which are certain to be great opportunities to learn and grow. However - if there is something you would like us to do which we haven’t done – please reach out!
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
There are a number of funds available to access - here’s a list of those we are currently aware of and if new ones become available we will add them and publish on the social channels.
Third Sector Resilience Fund – administered by SCVO here
Business Support Scotland fund - Here
Support for Clubs and Communities - from sportscotland Here
Charities Aid Foundation – for any club or organisation registered as a charity - Here
GOV.uk site with Q&A on furloughing staff if appropriate - Here
Scottish Government homepage with all advice on COVID-19 situation - Here
Scottish Archery Staff details
Alan Martin (Pathways Manager) Alan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Hogg (Club Development Officer) Bill.Hogg@scottisharchery.org.uk
Jacqui Dunlop (Administrator) email@example.com
Vincent Bryson (COO) Vincent.Bryson@scottisharchery.org.uk