27th May 2022, Brussels, Belgium: The EuroHockey Solidarity Grant renewed and enhanced for member National Associations
Following the EHF Executive Board and Staff meeting last week, the strategic and operational plans were agreed upon for the period of 2022 to 2028.
It is with great delight that we can announce further funding has been available directly to our member National Associations. This is available through the EuroHockey Solidarity Grant.
After a 12month pilot since launching in June 2021, 17 National Associations have submitted successful grant applications.
Any EHF member National Association that strives for long-term development & growth requires support to create sustainable strategic outcomes.
The EuroHockey Solidarity Grant allows member National Associations to access a range of direct funding and resources, in addition to access to the EHF and FIH Certified Workforce. We will support the strategies of each nation and consider the resources and timetable needed to achieve any of the areas for development:
The list includes:
· Coaching, umpiring, and officiating education pathways.
· Governance & Volunteerism
· Club development and administration
· Event management
· Facilities and equipment
· Team exchanges, Athlete Education and Welfare
· Twinning different European Nations together for similar projects
· Other bespoke areas as requested with an explanation from the National Association
We have agreed that throughout the new strategy period to continue to contribute funding to the expanded activities across each of the pillars of the EuroHockey Institute. It will formally be launched at the EuroHockey Congress in 2023. The pillars include Athletes, Coaching, Officiating, and Governance.
All member National Associations can access at a lower price point for themselves and nominated participants.
Marijke Fleuren, President of the EHF stated her support “We strive to increase strategic standards with and across our membership. We strive to educate, inspire and develop concerted efforts around good governance whilst supporting the many volunteers who give so much to the sport that we love.”
The EHF Institute supports the cost of programmes through the EHF Solidarity Fund providing EHF member National Associations a lower cost for each participant place.
For more information, you can contact EHF Head of National Associations Tom Pedersen-Smith via firstname.lastname@example.org