APPLY FOR AN LSF SMALL GRANT BEFORE 25th SEP

LSF – SMALL GRANTS (£500)

The next meeting of the Leeds Sports Federation small grants panel (funding for equipment) is on 2nd October 2019 – applications will be accepted up until the deadline date of 25th September.

The panel meet and make awards four times a year (spring, summer, autumn, winter).

Any Leeds sports club is eligible to apply for up to £500 of sports equipment, the best applications link their bid to a development program such as a new team or to provide a club school link.

If your club would like to apply, you can download the forms on the Grants page.

https://leedssportfed.wordpress.com/grants/

Double Recognition for LSF at #LSA19

The LSF had a highly successful evening at the 2019 Leeds Sports awards where Stalwarts Liz Wilson and Steve Boothroyd were both recognised for outstanding dedication and contribution to Leeds sport.

Liz, joint winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, is a self confessed tennis fanatic, who developed from a successful player (at Rawdon Golf and Tennis Club) to become a professional coach in the 1970s when she taught at schools in the Leeds District. Later she became a regional tennis performance coach and more recently has represented Leeds on the Yorkshire LTA Council. In 1987 she began to support the wider development of sport in Leeds by joining the Leeds Sports Federation (acting as Chair between 2001 and 2013).

Rugby League lover Steve was highly commended in the ‘Service to PE and School Sport category’. His successful professional teaching career began at Holt Park primary and concluded recently on his retirement as Headmaster of Adel Primary School. An enthusiastic rugby league coach, referee and administrator Steve  is a previous winner of the John Holmes award for service to Rugby League.

FTIP#8 – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force on May 25th 2018 – What is it ? and how important is it to sports clubs and organisations ?

A couple of links below give a “flavour” of what is likely to be a hot topic for the next 12 months.

Governing bodies are pretty quiet on GDPR at the moment – either super confident, slightly worried – or both !

https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/industry/get-ready-for-the-general-data-protection-reg

https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf

 


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FTIP#7 – ‘CLOUD’ COLLABORATION TOOLS

Nowadays every organisation “needs” spreadsheets, documents, emails etc. and there are two obvious big players in the market – Microsoft (Office 365) and Google (Docs and G-Suite).

Both are very good office toolsets but if you are on a budget (as most voluntary organisations are) Google Docs probably wins it by virtue of being free ! You get a lot for ‘nothing’ – but there is the odd rough edge (not many though to be fair). For £0 cost it has to be worth a look !

https://www.google.com/docs/about/

If you like it enough you can upgrade to the paid version for around £3 per month – which has 30GB of online storage space as well.

Having said that the free version should work fine for most small clubs/groups.


Disclaimer: Ftips are based on the combined knowledge and experience of members of the LSF and as such should be used to support your own research taking in to account your specific circumstances. Where links to other web sites are suggested LSF are not responsible for their content or availability. Post your questions or comments to :

enquiries@leedssportsfederation.org

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