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British Aikido Board


The National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
Aikido is a martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, that focuses on harmonising with your opponent, it can be practiced as a sport, self defence and an art using hand to hand and japanese weapons.

Welcome to the British Aikido Board

The British Aikido Board seeks to:-

  • Represent the majority of bona fide organisations practicing aikido in the United Kingdom.
  • Support, encourage and promote the highest standards of aikido within an environment of mutual respect for offering styles practiced.
  • Raise awareness of the value of aikido not only as a contributor towards healthy living, but also in the development of adults, young people and children, without regard to race, gender or creed.

The British Aikido Board operates primarily through its member Associations. There are 35 currently Full Member Associations with 11 Associate and Probationary Member Associations of regional and national status, who each retain their independence, both technically and financially, with a combined membership of some 5,000 , which includes 1204 instructors holding current Coaching Awards.

The Board is recognised by Sport England , as the only governing body for aikido in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

 

The Board seeks to further the advancement of all styles of aikido and to establish and monitor standards of safety and behaviour for practitioners of aikido.

The Board advises member Associations on all relevant UK and European legislation and procedures and develops appropriate policies and codes of practice.

Other services provided include:-
•  Insurance cover, for members, instructors and Associations.
•  Promotion of a Nationally recognised Coaching Scheme in conjunction with UK Coaching / Sport England.
•  Organising a National Courses.
•  Supporting initiatives to encourage the teaching of Aikido in schools.
•  Publishing Newsletters and specialist information bulletins eg. Safeguarding and Coaching.

The Board has completed a number of initiatives, arising from the work of their major Governance Audit and through the adoption of a wide range of recommendations, contained in their Aikido Development Plan will support their key objective of encouraging all Aikido groups to join together under this “Aikido umbrella”.

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Sport England € Community Emergency Fund

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund April 2020

Dear Fellow Aikidoka

We are aware that many Clubs will be adversely affected by having to close down, at least temporarily, due to the coronavirus and some will experience significant financial hardship.

I would therefore like to bring to your attention the Community Emergency Fund initiated by Sport England to help community, sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the current crisis.

Who can apply:

• Any organisation delivering community sport and physical activity
• Regional or county level organisations who have already paid out funds for activities that are now cancelled and are not able to reclaim or get funding from elsewhere. E.g a club has paid utility bills and other costs for their facilities when no activity is taking place.

How Much Funding is Available:

• £20 million has been allocated to the fund
• Awards will be between £300 and £10000
• Applications will only be considered when other possible sources of government funding have been exhausted.
• Rent
• Utility costs
• Insurances
• Facility & Hire of Equipment
• Core Staffing Costs
• Retrospective losses dating from 1st March 2020

Full details including funding criteria can be found on the Sport England website www.sportengland.org

Please let us know if you make a successful application, as this will encourage others.

Keith Holland

Chairman

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