Over the years Evesham Sub Aqua Club has built its self up to be one of the areas most active Sub Aqua clubs.
The last 18 months has meant that the club has been unable to raise the necessary funds to keep the club alive. Being unable to use the pool has meant Try Dives haven't happened, not only does this massively impact us short term with funds, but is a huge part of gaining new members to help with the long-term stability of the club.
None of the Social events have taken place like the club Dinner Dance, Racing Night, Club BBQ and "Have a Go" events at the numerous shows that the club attends throughout the year.
The bills still keep coming in, Club Kit servicing and Boat servicing, without these being done it means the club can't continue.
With Sport England 50% matching this will help us regain what we have lost due to the pandemic and keep the club alive.
ESAC also helps members that wish to progress to be instructors by paying 50% of their training fees, the reason we encourage this is because an active instructor team can help keep the club alive with new students and members wishing to progress their diving. ESAC currently has 7 instructors with 2 more ready to qualify as soon we are able to train again.
The club has several member that have disabilities and we are proud to be involved with BSAC's DFA "diving for all". The BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) DFA Programme seeks to promote scuba diving to people with disabilities and provide divers, clubs and centres with the knowledge and skills to ensure that diving is safe for all BSAC members. With these funds we will extend our DFA instructors.
We also have an active snorkelling membership as well, with the club enjoying two snorkel instructors this means its not just about being a qualified diver. OH!! Did I mention the Mermaid??
We are hoping to raise £3500 which will keep us diving for the next 12 months and enable us to offer try dives to the ever increasing list of people wanting to start their diving journey. The money will also keep the club boat on the water and serviced.
Now for the good bit. If we hit our target Sport England will add an extra 50% to the funds meaning that we will be able to do even more thats a potential £5250 which means this will secure the club well into next year.