British Rowing has been awarded £4.1m funding from Sport England for the 2017-2021 investment cycle. This represents a reduction in the amounts given in the 2013-17 period.
British Rowing has been awarded the current round of investment across 3 main areas: Core Market, Mass Market and Children and Young People. A final investment decision regarding Sport England’s talent investment is expected in March.
The Core Market investment will be focused on supporting people to keep rowing through club-based programmes. To get more people active through rowing and to help them build a regular habit, British Rowing will deliver its indoor rowing programme, Go Row Indoor, funded by the Mass Market investment, and the Children and Young People investment will be used to support the co-funded Henley Stewards Charitable Trust programme.
British Rowing CEO, Andy Parkinson, expressed disappointment at the cutbacks, but said “we will adjust our thinking, work hard with Sport England and our partners in delivering meaningful outcomes and value, and continue to identify opportunities to grow our sport”.
More details on this announcement and a response from British Rowing can be read here.