Club Development News

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….

Battery powered winch launching

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An aeroclub in Austria claims to be using the worlds first battery powered glider launching winch. Although mains supplied e-powered winches are already in use, this is a significant development. Technical data: Power: 205 kW Rope force: 8500 N Max launching weight: 850 kg Battery capacity: 180 kWh (160 kWh…

Red Diesel use from April 2022

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Legislative changes introduced through the Finance Bill 2021 and subsequent secondary legislation restricts the entitlement to use red diesel and rebated biofuels from April 2022. Use of red diesel for maintaining community amateur sports clubs will continue to be permitted. You can read more here.  

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