BingoLotto Update September 2009
By Webmaster - 25 August 2009 - View Full Newsletter
UK SPORTS TO RECEIVE MORE FUNDING FROM BINGOLOTTO
Many UK sports are suffering the effects of the credit crunch, with a recent survey revealing that up to 6,000 community sports clubs could close during the recession due to failing revenues. But help is now on its way from a brand new TV Game, launching this autumn, which will bring much needed funding to sports clubs across the UK.
BingoLotto is a live TV game that will air weekly on Virgin 1 from 13th September 2009. Participants will be able to buy a Gamecard for
£2 from any Tesco till point in Britain allowing them to play alongside the TV game that offers multiple chances to play and win throughout the hour long TV game.
For every Gamecard sold, a fantastic 20% will be donated to UK good causes. More than 130 governing bodies of sport and recreation will receive funding through BingoLotto and, with many grassroots sports clubs already feeling the pinch, this new initiative is likely to be a saviour for many clubs.
A pilot series of BingoLotto in 2008 raised over £100,000 which has already been distributed to governing bodies through CCPR, the alliance of sport and recreation bodies, allowing clubs to support their members despite the economic crisis.
Dave Luscombe from the Auto Cycle Union explains the difference BingoLotto has already made and will continue to make: “As a sport we are overlooked by all sporting funding bodies and don’t receive funding from anyone, The Auto Cycle Union only receives funding from BingoLotto and this support has the potential to make a massive difference to the sport and help and increase participation across all motor cycle sports.”
Charles Bartholomew from UK Athletics adds: “Funding from BingoLotto provides an additional funding stream that can support projects (or aspects of them) that might otherwise get overlooked by the World Class Performance Programme.”
BingoLotto are planning a huge nationwide advertising campaign to promote the launch, and with Tesco’s involvement, anticipate that sales will exceed and eclipse those of Series 1 in 2008. With Gamecards available to buy from every Tesco store across the UK from Monday 7 September , this means more opportunities to buy, play and win and of course, more potential funds available for clubs.
In addition to this national advertising and promotion, sporting organisations that have signed up to be one of the beneficiaries of the scheme, will be encouraged to promote BingoLotto as much as possible within their own networks and in their clubs. Word of mouth is a powerful tool - and the more Gamecards that are sold, the more funds will become available to be shared between the participating organisations. To raise awareness, BingoLotto will be sending out emails to the beneficiary organisations prior to the launch and promotional posters will also be available at www.bingolotto.tv for members to download and display in clubs and offices.
There is massive potential for BingoLotto to raise millions of pounds for UK sports. The programme originates in Sweden and since it started 15 years ago 1.5 billion Gamecards have been sold, providing just under £1 billion to sports clubs and charities in Sweden.
CCPR Survey of Sports Clubs
By Webmaster - 16 June 2009 - View Full Newsletter
The Chairman has asked that a link is made available to the CCPR Survey of Sports Clubs we hope that some of you will find the time to complete the survey and represent Aikido on this survey.
BAB Aikido Development Plan
By Webmaster (for Vice Chairman) - 12 May 2009 - View Full Newsletter
The Board have now approved an Aikido Development Plan which sets out its Board's main aims and strategies
INSURANCE - UPDATES
By Webmaster for Vice Chairman - 20 April 2009 - View Full Newsletter
INSURANCE - UPDATES April 2009
Following discussions with Perkins Slade the following additional information has been obtained:-
1. Insurance for participants on courses run by BAB Associations ........
2. Non BAB Instructors .......
3. Cover for Older Members...........
Community Amateur Sports Clubs
By Webmaster - 22 January 2009 - View Full Newsletter
Is your Aikdo club looking to save money? Are you looking for ways to fund new facilities or invest in existing ones? Would paying dramatically reduced business rates or claiming money back on Gift Aid donations given to your club help your club’s finances? The Government’s Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme allows you to do just this. Since April 2002, more than 4,200 clubs have registered as CASCs, each saving an average of nearly £4,000 and ensuring more money raised by sport stays in sport.