Subsidy Funding Info

All Teaching and Coaching candidates are eligible to apply for sportscotland subsidy funding. 

Scottish Swimming Teaching Qualification (SSTQ) Subsidy 

sportscotland subsidy is available for SSTQ courses (£100),


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Candidates are required to apply directly to Scottish Swimming by submitting a SSTQ Subsidy form to

This must be done prior to the first day of the course and candidates must have completed SwimRight (Mandatory pre-course element) before submitting the subsidy form to Scottish Swimming.

If approved, subsidy payments will be issued in line with the sportscotland quarterly payment dates following successful course completion. Please send any queries to

Please note sportscotland subsidy is not available for the SSTQ Conversion course. 

Coaching Subsidy 

sportscotland advise that the Subsidy allowance is as follows:

  • L1 grant aid to be  40% of total cost or £75  whichever is the lowest
  • L2 grant aid to be 60% of total cost or £350 whichever is the lowest
  • L3/4 grant aid  bands to be 60%, 40%, 20% or zero with same eligibility criteria being continued

HOW TO APPLY:Coaching Subsidy

Candidates wishing to apply for a level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 subsidy are required to apply to SportScotland at least 4 weeks prior to the course start date. 

For full information on the funding process and how much funding you can expect to receice if approved please see our Subsidy FAQ section.

HOW TO APPLY; Level 1 and 2:

Teachers and Coaches can now apply for funding using Sport Scotland's online application portal. They will first need to register their details with Sport Scotland before logging onto the system and navigating through the application form. 

HOW TO APPLY; Level 3:

Applications for funding must be made initially to Scottish Swimming who will complete the SGB section of the form before forwarding on to SportScotland for processing. Sport Scotland require subsidy application at least four weeks prior to the start of the course; retrospective applications will not be accepted.

Please ensure when you submit your subsidy application to Scottish Swimming in the first instance that you allow at least 5 working days for processing and submission to Sport Scotland.

Should you have any questions in relation to the initial funding application process please contact Sport Scotland directly on or call 0141 5346500.

    For full information on the funding process and how much funding you can expect to received if approbed, please see our Subsidy FAQ section