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    Sport England provides Covid-19 support to BSF

    The British Softball Federation has been awarded £20,000 from Sport England’s Sector Partner Fund to help the nation remain active during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    UK Sport outlines future Olympic funding plans

    UK Sport has set out its future funding strategy for Olympic and Paralympic sport, and in a dramatic break with its previous “No Compromise” policy, some funding will now be extended to sports that have future rather than immediate podium potential.

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    BSUK receives maximum Sport England grant

    BaseballSoftballUK has received the full funding award it requested from Sport England – a total of £1,081,000 – for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021.

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    Mixed result from UK Sport Aspiration Fund

    There was a mixed result for GB Softball and GB Baseball from the awards announced this morning from UK Sport’s new Aspiration Fund, set up to provide Olympic qualification support for sports that do not receive UK Sport performance funding.

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    BSF seeking development grant requests

    The British Softball Federation sets aside a sum of money each year to give out to leagues, teams and occasionally individuals or other organisations in the form of development grants, and the BSF is now looking for new applications.

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    GB Women’s Softball receives private donations

    There seems to be very little chance that the GB Women’s Fastpitch Softball programme will receive any help from the British government in our quest to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  But the programme has recently received two generous private donations that will definitely make a difference.

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    GB Softball seeks help with merchandising

    The GB Softball Management Committee is looking for someone to help raise money for national teams by taking charge of a GB Softball merchandising programme on a volunteer basis.

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    BSF makes two Development Grant awards

    The British Softball Federation Executive has made two Development Grant awards of £250 each: one to a recently-formed slowpitch softball club in St Helens on Merseyside to purchase equipment for new players and the other to the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) to help with umpire development.

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    BSF Development grants are now available

    The BSF has a rolling programme of small grants available to leagues, clubs, teams or other softball organisations to help with development projects.

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    Baseball and softball rejoin SportsAid

    Baseball and softball have been reinstated as sports whose junior athletes can receive awards from SportsAid, a sponsor-funded charity that helps young sports people overcome the financial challenges they face as they bid to realise their full potential.

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