News (Funding and grants)
Criteria for British Softball Federation Development Grants explained
2 July 2021
Each year, the BSF makes money available to distribute to leagues, teams and occasionally other organisations or individuals in the form of small development grants. Click through for an explanation of the criteria used in awarding these grants.
BSUK launches Facilities Fund for playing fields across the UK
16 October 2020
BaseballSoftballUK, the development agency for both sports, is excited to announce the launch of its new Facilities Fund. Development Chartered clubs and leagues can apply for up to £5,000 in funding.
Sport England provides Covid-19 support to BSF
29 June 2020
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.
UK Sport outlines future Olympic funding plans
13 February 2019
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.
BSUK receives maximum Sport England grant
15 December 2018
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.
Mixed result from UK Sport Aspiration Fund
13 December 2018
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.
BSF seeking development grant requests
7 June 2018
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.
GB Women’s Softball receives private donations
16 May 2018
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.
GB Softball seeks help with merchandising
23 October 2016
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.
BSF makes two Development Grant awards
26 April 2016
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.