Applications now open for ‘ReTrain to Retain’

Applications now open for ‘ReTrain to Retain’

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:51

Applications now open for ‘ReTrain to Retain’

Skills, funding and support for the sport and physical activity community

ReTrain to Retain has been designed to support up to 50,000 sports coaches, volunteers, fitness professionals and group exercise instructors who have had to find work outside the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme aims to help them remain in, or return to, the sport and physical activity sector.

It will also provide additional skills, funding, and support for up to 5,000 self-employed professionals and micro-businesses and will work with up to 500 sector employers to address skills shortages and fund essential training.

The programme, part of an ambitious £5m job retention and support package (funded by Sport England through the National Lottery), is being delivered by CIMSPA alongside UK Coaching and EMD UK.

ReTrain to Retain supports applications via a dedicated website, where visitors will also be able to immediately access a range of free resources and benefits from CIMSPA, UK Coaching, EMD UK and others; all designed to support people in getting their careers and businesses back on track.

From late September, eligible applicants for the core ReTrain to Retain programme will be able to access a wealth of training, resources, and tools, including:

  • Learning opportunities, products and services provided by CIMSPA, EMD UK, UK Coaching and other suppliers and supporters
  • Access to member benefits supplied by CIMSPA
  • Training and resources from UK Coaching, for sports coaches
  • Subscription to UK Coaching Club
  • A range of career boosting resources, webinars and class delivery tools from EMD UK
  • The CIMSPA Digital Marketing Hub, to improve digital marketing skills
  • A series of live webinars delivered by experts in their field
  • A job matching service to help people gain employment with CIMSPA employer partners
  • Access to training and qualifications based on individual needs, through ReTrain funding

Up to 5000 self-employed professionals and owners of micro-businesses will receive additional support to help cover the costs of getting their business back on track, such as insurance costs, music licencing, equipment, clothing, and venue access. This support will be targeted at those working in areas of economic deprivation, providing services to tackle inequalities, or facing unemployment.

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    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK