Money available to get children skiing

Applications for the Ski Club of Great Britain schools bursary open Secondary schools are being invited to apply for a bursary of £500 each from the Thomas Lang Schools Bursary scheme, set up by the Ski Club of Great Britain.

Schools can use the bursary to give students who may not have had the chance before, the opportunity to try snowsports. Typically the bursary will fund a place for a child on a school ski trip, a class outing to a UK snow slope or to help to buy clothing and ski accessories for children who need financial support. 

“Being able to give people the chance to get out on snow is an important part of why the Ski Club exists. Even if we give one child the chance to experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding, this is part way to our mission of getting more people into the sport.” Said Caroline Stuart Taylor, Chief Executive of the Ski Club. 

Founded in 2007, the Bursary award scheme was set up by the Ski Club of Great Britain to encourage and help children to discover the magic of skiing. The money was left to the Ski Club by member Thomas Lang when he died. 

Schools can apply online and they will automatically be placed into a pool of entries. Six schools will then be drawn at random and asked to submit their reasons for applying for the money. The six schools that receive the bursary are required to write a report about how the money was used. 

To apply, or for further information visit skiclub.co.uk/schoolsbursary 


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For more information please contact Ski Club of Great Britain PR Manager Daniel Loots -  daniel.loots@skiclub.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

The Ski Club of Great Britain
The Ski Club of Great Britain (skiclub.co.uk) is a not-for-profit snowsports club which helps members get the most out of their snowsports experience. With 29,000 members, there are hundreds of discounts on travel, kit and holidays; winter sports specific travel insurance; access to industry-leading snow reports; info & advice on all things wintersports-related and exclusive access to Ski with the Club experiences, including Freshtracks holidays, the Ski Club Leaders service and the new instructor-led guiding service in France.

Deadline for entries is 29 October 2010. Applications are for winter 2011/12. Only one entry can be made per school, per year. The award is intended to run annually for as long as the funds allow.