2022 MOWI Children & Youth Development Fund Announced

MOWI Children & Youth Development Fund Announced

The Camanachd Association, Governing Body for Shinty, Scotland’s most historic sport, today announced that MOWI, our longstanding partner, has agreed to renew the Children and Youth Development Fund. The agreement will support shinty clubs in their development and is focused on enhancing opportunities for children and young people

The Children & Youth Development Fund aims to increase opportunities and participation at accredited or accrediting member Clubs by providing a maximum grant award of £500. The funding will be eligible for accredited member clubs who are proposing new or enhanced initiatives to develop shinty for children and young people (up to age 18). 

There is one round of funding and the application form can be donwloaded below:

MOWI Youth Development Fund Application Form 2022

Closing Date: Monday 4th July.

This investment comes during the 34th year of MOWI sponsoring shinty, an immense commitment from our longest standing partner. The support that MOWI have given shinty over the past 34 years is immense.

Examples of the types of projects for which funding is available can include:

  • Recruitment, training and development of additional volunteers, youth coaches and/or referees to increase the club’s capacity for participation and promotion through the club Accreditation scheme.
  • Establishing new opportunities to take part in shinty
  • Enhanced activity targeted at increasing participation through holiday periods e.g. Running a summer camp
  • Projects that have a special focus on bringing more Women and Girls into the sport will be favoured.

Ronald Ross, Camanachd Association National Development Manager said:

“It is fantastic that MOWI have once again shown their commitment to improving youth shinty across Scotland by committing to another round of funding for the MOWI Youth Development Fund. The support that our longest standing partner provides the sport is second to none and I eagerly anticipate the arrival of applications aimed at furthering shinty’s reach in the community.”

Jayne MacKay, Mowi Community Engagement Officer said:

“Mowi is delighted to be able to support this fund once again. This year more than ever, access to this type of funding is important as we come out of covid restrictions and our youngsters look to engage in extra curricular activities once more, and what better one to participate in than Scotland’s community sport, shinty.“