July 25, 2008

Funding for Scots abroad

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club Board of Directors have agreed to increase support for teams representing Scotland at the European Mixed, World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Championships.

The RCCC statement says, "Whilst the Performance Committee continue to look at a longer term solution to the question of funding for the teams representing Scotland in these events the Board agreed to a series of adjustments to the budget for the coming season. The changes to the budgets follow a regular review of the finances of the Royal Club and with additional funding having been secured in various areas including support from City of Edinburgh Council for RCCC Competitions in Edinburgh and an increase in the entry fee for the Scottish Seniors and projected savings in operational and governance costs the following allocations have been set aside for the teams travelling to the events.

European Mixed Championships, Austria: £2000 (including £200 prize money from Curl Aberdeen)
World Mixed Doubles Championships, Italy: £1000
World Seniors Championships, New Zealand: £4000 per team

This is in addition to the support which is already given in the areas of entry fees, team uniforms and travel insurance."

The full statement, including a quote from CEO Colin Grahamslaw, is here.

Top: Scotland's representatives at the European Mixed Championships in Kitzbuhel will be the first to benefit from the Board's decision. L-R: Alan Smith, Gillian Howard, Karen Strang and David Mundell. Photo by Bob.

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