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British Weight Lifting (BWL) Charitable Foundation

British Weight Lifting recognises that soaring living costs are taking their toll on households across the UK and that the cost of living crisis also has the potential to impact our clubs and members.

British Weight Lifting (BWL) Charitable Foundation

Did you know that British Weight Lifting has a charitable Foundation? This has been set up with the sole purpose of helping our community and clubs survive so that the sport can thrive. The Foundation has clear aims to:

Enable the growth and development of the sport to a broader and more diverse set of communities to ensure the sport is accessible to all, improving the physical and mental health of individuals and communities.

Offer educational and learning opportunities to upskill existing coaches and develop new coaches who are not able to access development opportunities due to financial restrictions.

Provide support for clubs who play a pivotal part in our communities, encouraging people into the sport. Helping them to be able to access knowledge and equipment, opportunities to compete in competitions and to grow their own community. Assisting clubs in deprived postcodes to help build their infrastructure and provide them with the kit they need or simply allowing clubs who are experiencing financial difficulties to access funds to help keep the doors open.

Support young lifters to help encourage them into the sport to enjoy at grassroots level as well as those working towards competing on an international stage.

Social and community development to strengthen our commitment to connecting with communities helping them to be more active by engaging in weight training.

Supporting grassroots initiatives that respond to the interests and values of the communities involved.

Matthew Curtain BWL CEO, Board Member and Trustee has commented “The launch of the Foundation in 2021 provided a new opportunity to provide weightlifting and para powerlifting support and over the past year British Weight Lifting has been able to donate funds to the charity to ensure that it has a reserve of money available. Current members can apply for funds including athletes, aspiring athletes, coaches, volunteers or clubs in need of equipment, knowledge or simply help to keep the doors open. If you, your club or your community could benefit from financial support I would encourage you to let us know your situation to see if we can help”.

Click here to complete the British Weight Lifting Foundation contact us form.


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