Funding for our Performance level BC Archery athletes in Target, Field and 3D comes from various sources and the amount payable to our athletes varies each funding year. ("Performance level" is defined as Cadet and older).
Some athlete funding is generated from our BC Archery Association membership fees and some funding comes directly from our viaSport partners. Each funding stream has specific eligibility and reporting requirements.
All recipients of funding must be in good standing with the BC Archery Association. Applicants must be working with a coach (minimum certification of Instruction of Intermediate-old Level2) and submit a training plan as part of the application for funding along with other requirements as described in the application form. If you are unsure of your coach's certification level, you can ask for their NCCP# and verify their status through their Public Transcript.
Some years the top athletes based on Archery Canada Squad ranking will be awarded funding without needing to apply.This additional funding is not always available so if you want funding make sure you apply. Squad ranking is included as part of the pay-outs for those athletes who do apply for funding as long as it has been included on the log.
How do I apply?
Complete the Athlete Funding Application form and complete the log of events or attach a separate activity log, and along with your training plan, and other documents as referred to on the application form, to the HP-Funding Chair no later than January 31 of the year following the application year. For example, keep a log of all tournaments and clinics, performance team participation, include your final AC squad ranking and final mail match and, where applicable, your performance at those events including any records set in that year. The log and/or training plan can be for a full calendar year or just a season and submitted no later than January 31 of the following year. 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?
All applications are held until January 31. BC Archery will determine which funding stream(s) the athlete is eligible for based on the established requirements. Funding payments are processed in March.
See further details below regarding benchmark scores and mandatory event requirements.
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 will receive 50%-100% 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.
|2018 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (Target)|
|Benchmark scores||2018 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (3D)|
|Minimum score to be achieved at the 2018 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)
*see Note 1 at bottom of page
1* of the 3 following events:
*see Note 1 at bottom of page
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. (see Note 2 at bottom of page)
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.
Notes for 2018 funding:
As this program is revised in March 2018, and many of the "mandatory" events have passed, in order to qualify for full funding for the 2018 funding year, an athlete must:
- meet the benchmark scores, AND
- for TARGET funding, at least ONE of the mandatory events, OR
- for 3D funding, the 3D Provincial Championships
The 50% penalty will be implemented if none of the mandatory events have been attended.
Starting in the 2019 funding year, it is necessary to attend the minimum number of mandatory events, following the program requirements.
With regard to meeting the minimum requirements, 2018 counts as year 1, 2019 as year 2, etc.
For example, if you apply for funding in 2018 and meet the minimum criteria (benchmarks and 2 of 5 mandatory events), 2018 is your "year 1". In 2019 you apply, meet the minimum criteria (benchmarks and 2 of 5 mandatory events), 2019 is your "year 2". If you wish to apply again in 2020, you will need to also meet the criteria of participating in a higher-level event in order to be eligible for full funding. If you do not attend the higher level event, you will be subject to the 50% penalty. If in 2021 you again do not meet the full criteria, you will be ineligible for any funding.
If you do not apply/qualify in 2018, but apply/qualify in 2019, then 2019 is your "year 1", etc.
Questions regarding Athlete Funding? Contact the VP-Athlete Development