Club Development News

Club Development Conference 2022

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The BGA Club Development Conference 2022 will be held in Northampton on Sunday 20th November. We are looking forward to meeting in person once more to discuss club and pilot development and are beginning the process of building the programme of presentations and discussions. More information will be sent direct…

Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2022

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Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our gliding clubs and say thank you. Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the…

Emergency funding available for storm-damaged facilities

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Organisations with facilities – such as clubhouses – affected by the recent storms can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 after Sport England added an emergency storm damage option to our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund. Whilst the effects of the recent storms and the subsequent flood damage…

Governance and income generation

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Good governance is essential for the long-term success and effective management of any organisation.  To help clubs and groups understand the benefits and principles of good governance, Sport England  has developed a new animation and webpage. These new resources are designed to help organisations get to grips with the five…

BGA Women's Advocate

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To help co-ordinate BGA activity with several existing and emerging initiatives and activities that aim to increase women’s participation in gliding, Yvonne Elliott has taken on the role of BGA Women’s Advocate. Yvonne is a former school and college teacher who holds a Gold badge with two Diamonds and is…

Marketing information updated

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Marketing is an important aspect of any gliding club effort to maintain and grow their membership. The BGA marketing information has been updated including links to Sport England resources. You can view BGA marketing information here.

Club tax guidance

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The BGA is aware that several clubs have raised concerns about the treatment of certain income with respect to CASC and corporation tax. A subject matter expert in this field has been engaged by the BGA. The BGA Development Committee is acting as a conduit  between clubs and the expert….

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