Due to COVID-19 restrictions which eliminated athlete travel to events, and the cancellation of all National and Provincial competitions, there will be no athlete funding available for 2021.
What is the funding?
Funding for our Performance level BC Archery athletes (Cadet and older) in Target, Field and 3D comes from various sources and the amount payable to our athletes varies each funding year.
Where does it come from?
Some athlete funding is generated from our BC Archery membership fees and some funding comes directly from our viaSport partners. Each funding stream has specific eligibility and reporting requirements.
Who is eligible?
All applicants must be in good standing with BC Archery. Applicants must be working with a coach (minimum certification of Instruction of Intermediate-old Level 2). If you are unsure of your coach's certification level, you can ask for their NCCP# and verify their status through their Public Transcript. Applicants must submit all the required documents which they will have developed and worked on with their coaches. Applicants must meet the required benchmark scores as well as have attended the required events for the applicable funding year.
How do I apply?
- If you are a Recurve athlete, complete the Recurve Application Form.
- If you are a Compound Target athlete or 3D athlete, complete the Compound/3D Application Form.
Before submitting the Application, include the following documents in an email the HP-Funding Chair:
- Complete and sign the Athlete Funding Application form
- attach a separate activity log (in case discrepancies are found between the activity log and the GoogleForm submission, the activity log will be accepted as correct)
- attach your training plan
- include all other documents as referred to on the Athlete Funding Application form
- (and ensure you have renewed your membership for the current year)
Incomplete submissions (missing documents, incorrect application form) will not be accepted, nor will you be notified.
Completed documents must be sent to the HP-Funding Chair no later than January 31 of the year following the funding year. The log and training plan may be completed for a full year, but has to be submitted alongside the rest of the documents by January 31. Funding will only be considered for the time frame of the plan whether it is a Yearly Training Plan or a seasonal plan. Need a training plan template?
What should be included on the log?
Everything the athlete achieved and attended during the funding season, such as:
- training camps
- Performance Program or 3D Team participation
- AC squad ranking
- records set/broken
- performance in elimination rounds at events
*Note that only events shot in equipment categories approved for funding will be accepted towards funding.
When does funding get released?
All applications are held until January 31. BC Archery will determine which funding streams(s) the athlete is eligible for based on the established requirements. Funding payments are processed in March.
How much funding will I get?
Funding payouts vary based on the athletes log, how many athletes apply and the available funds for that funding year.
If I make a Team such as Canada Winter Games or BC Winter Games or a BC Team at Nationals, how do I get funding?
- Athletes selected for Team BC to participate at the Canada Winter Games will have all costs associated with the event (uniforms, travel, accommodations & meals) organized and covered.
- Athletes selected for the BC Winter Games Teams are required to pay for the Team Uniform and the event registration fee and may receive a portion of the registration fees back following the event. Travel, accommodations & meals are provided by the BC Games Society.
- Athletes who are selected to represent BC at the Archery Canada Outdoor National Championships will initially cover all their own costs and then will receive funding to partially cover those costs without needing to apply. This includes the 3-D Team and the Target Team.
The amount of funding for our National Teams varies based on where Nationals are held and the criteria of the 3-D and Target Team Programs (these programs are separate from the Athlete Funding program). The coordinators of the National Team programs will submit for the National Team funding payments soon after you return from the event. Please refer to the individual program documents on the main Athlete Information page for more information.
Either an Indoor or Outdoor benchmark for your age/gender/equipment category must be met in order to be eligible for funding.
|2019 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (Target)|
|Benchmark scores||2019 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (3D)|
|Minimum score to be achieved at the 2019 3D Provincial Championships|
Along with meeting the benchmark scores, the following events are considered mandatory in order to be eligible for funding:
2 of the 5 following events, one of which MUST be the BC Indoor or BC Outdoor Championships:
(JOP events do NOT qualify)
1 of the 3 following events:
After the 2nd year of funding, it is expected that the athlete is progressing through the LTAD (Long-Term Athlete Development Plan) by attending higher level events.
In addition to the above criteria, one of the following will also be required in each subsequent funding year (year 3 onward):
Failure to meet the event requirements (over and above the benchmarks) would incur a penalty of 50% of the total funding allocation. (Benchmarks must be met or the athlete is ineligible for this program)
If event requirements are not met across two consecutive years, the athlete will not be eligible to receive funding.
The athlete may re-qualify for funding after waiting a one-year period, provided they meet the benchmarks and event requirements stipulated at that time.
Questions regarding Athlete Funding? Contact the VP-Athlete Development