Sport Award

The Sport Award encourages sporting excellence across the plumbing industry. This may be by helping individuals or teams reach the next level, pass on their skills to others or compete at regional, national or international events. Grants of up to £2,500 are offered every quarter to people working in the UK Plumbing & Heating Industry.

Activities Supported

• Reach a higher level of sporting skill or ability
• Receive additional one-to-one coaching from an expert
• Compete at regional/national/international sporting events
• Achieve a coaching/umpire/referee award or to improve existing coaching skills, and help pass on sporting skills/excellence to others
• Access specialist coaching/equipment to enhance sporting skills
• Develop teams/individuals to improve their sporting talent

Previous Projects

Take a look below to find out more about some of the projects we’ve supported in the past.

BPEC support SACU Team Scotland at the 2015 ISDE

Financial assistance has been provided to The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) through the BPEC Sport Award to support a team of 3 riders competing in the 2015 International Six Day Enduro taking place in Kosice, Slovakia.

The ISDE competition see’s teams compete from all over the world and is often referred to as the Olympics of motorcycling sport. Riders compete for individual Gold, Silver or Bronze medals as well several team competitions.

Apprentice Ryan aims for Team GB

Seventeen year old plumbing apprentice Ryan Holden is being supported to maximise his chance of becoming a full GB Team member for Archery.

Ryan, from Broadstairs Plumbing & Heating, Kent, longs to accomplish his ambition of becoming a regular GB Team member and compete overseas. The cost of his equipment and to compete is considerable and beyond Ryan’s income as a first year Plumbing apprentice.

After successfully applying to the BPEC Sport Award, Ryan’s application was approved to fund equipment and assist in travel expenses for the GB Team activity.

Coach Jamie receives BPEC Sport Award

Self-employed plumber and gas fitter Jamie Graves has been helped to fulfill his football coaching potential after receiving a grant from the BPEC Sport Award.

Jamie, from Anytime Plumbing & Heating, Rotherham, played football competitively until a car crash meant he was no longer able to take part himself at such an intense level. Still passionate about the game, he undertook his Level 1 Coaching Certificate and currently coaches Millmore Juniors under 11s.

After successfully applying to the BPEC Sport Award, the grant has allowed Jamie to improve his coaching sessions with pop-up goal posts, bibs, training equipment and other items to enhance the youngsters’ skills, performance and enthusiasm.

Howzat! Sport Award helps Somerset plumber

A self-employed domestic plumbing and heating engineer, who dedicates his spare time to improving youth cricketing skills, has received support from the BPEC Sport Award to help enhance his coaching.

Anthony Millett, of ADM Plumbing Solutions, volunteers at the Ilminster Cricket Club in Somerset and is a Level 2 qualified children’s coach. With training nights seeing anywhere between 50 to 60 budding young cricketers at the club, Anthony applied to the BPEC Sport Awards to seek help in resourcing the sessions.

His application was approved and he was delighted to receive a comprehensive coaching kit including balls, stumps, nets, bats and a host of other training gear for him to use with the Under 8s, 10s, 11s and 12s teams.

Currently we are not seeking any further applications for the Sport Award. However if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the Charity department:

E: charity@bpec.org.uk
T: 01332 376000 (Option 5)