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Charlie Childs Coaching Grant

Charlie was involved in our sport in a range of different capacities for over 40 years, including as a Board member of Table Tennis England, before his untimely death at the age of 69 in March 2020. Click here to read more about Charlie’s life in table tennis and the launch of the Charlie Childs Coaching Grant.

The Charlie Childs Coaching Grant, launched in August 2021, will support:

  • Table Tennis England Members starting or continuing their coaching journey
  • Increasing participation from young people, women and girls, ethnic communities or disability communities
  • Table Tennis England Members from a protective characteristic inspired to engage in leadership positions

How the grant works

The grant will be available to applicants who are Table Tennis England members who will be using the grant to increase and/or retain participation in one or more of the following groups:

  • Young people (up to 25 years old)
  • People with disabilities
  • People from an ethnic community
  • Women and Girls

The grant particularly welcomes applications from members from one or more of the following groups:

  • Aged between 16 and 30
  • Identifies as a female
  • Living with a disability or coaches individuals with a disability within table tennis
  • An individual from either an ethnically diverse community or lower socio-economic group

Applications will open in September 2021.

Applications will be awarded on a rolling basis and will be reviewed by a panel using pre-set criteria. Applications will be considered for up to 50% of grant funding towards a programme, up to a maximum of £200.

Each applicant will need to demonstrate how receiving a grant will help to increase and/or retain the number of young people (age range up to U25) participating in the sport and/or increase equality in the sport – by increasing the number of women and girls, Disabled People or those from ethnically diverse communities participating.

Individuals will be permitted to make one application every two years. An annual summary of all funded programmes will be published and shared with Charlie’s family and Table Tennis England members.

The application panel will include England International and Generation 2 Club member Lois Peake, Table Tennis England Director Priya Samuel, and Coach and Education Manager Aled Howell.

If you wish to make a donation to the grant, you can do so through Paypal by clicking the button below.