Jane used her Aspire Award funding to complete Swim Aquatics and Lifeguarding courses.

Turning her life around

Due to suffering from Crohns & Colitis, Jane struggled over the years with the emotional and physical sides to the illness which also meant she lost her job.  However, she took part in a charity swim challenge which built up her confidence, fitness and self purpose. So much so that she was motivated to use this experience to inspire others.

Becoming a fully qualified teacher

Jane applied for Aspire Award funding to complete ASA level 2 in Swim Aquatics with an NPLQ in Lifeguarding. Using the skills and experience she gained on these courses, she’s now a fully qualified swimming teacher in Essex.

“Aspire Awards has definitely made a difference to me because without that funding, I wouldn’t have achieved what I have achieved in such as short space of time. So I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for their support.”

How to apply for an Aspire Award

You can apply for an award by completing an application form. You’ll need to let us know exactly what you want the funding for, so make sure you’ve found the course you want to complete, how much the equipment you need will be, or what your community project will cost.

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