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£5m ReTrain to ReTain Programme Unveiled at The Start of the Possible webinar

30th September 2021 - 13:00

ReTrain to ReTain is here to support 50,000 sport and physical activity professionals and volunteers who've had to find work outside the sector or have had their hours reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, and support 500 employers to reduce the operating costs of re-opening.

If you're unemployed or your working hours have been reduced or you've had to find work outside the sector then ReTain to Retain is ideal for you.

If your business is struggling to get back up to full capacity with staff shortages or you're not able to return to play due to a lack of volunteers, ReTrain to ReTain is also for you.

If you would like to hear more about the programme, how to apply and get involved, this webinar is for you.

It will also provide additional skills, funding, and support for up to 5,000 self-employed professionals and micro-businesses and will work with up to 500 sector employers to address skills shortages and fund essential training.

The programme, part of an ambitious £5m job retention and support package (funded by Sport England through the National Lottery), is being delivered by CIMSPA alongside UK Coaching and EMD UK.

From 2nd September 2021, ReTrain to Retain will support applications via a dedicated website, where visitors will also be able to immediately access a range of free resources and benefits from CIMSPA, UK Coaching, EMD UK and others; all designed to support people in getting their careers and businesses back on track.

From late September, eligible applicants for the core ReTrain to Retain programme will be able to access a wealth of training, resources, and tools, including:

  • Learning opportunities, products and services provided by CIMSPA, EMD UK, UK Coaching and other suppliers and supporters

  • Access to member benefits supplied by CIMSPA

  • Training and resources from UK Coaching, for sports coaches

  • Subscription to UK Coaching Club

  • A range of career boosting resources, webinars and class delivery tools from EMD UK

  • The CIMSPA Digital Marketing Hub, to improve digital marketing skills

  • A series of live webinars delivered by experts in their field

  • A job matching service to help people gain employment with CIMSPA employer partners

  • Access to training and qualifications based on individual needs, through ReTrain funding

Up to 5000 self-employed professionals and owners of micro-businesses will receive additional support to help cover the costs of getting their business back on track, such as insurance costs, music licencing, equipment, clothing, and venue access. This support will be targeted at those working in areas of economic deprivation, providing services to tackle inequalities, or facing unemployment.


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