Club Development Officer grants

Park-O event discussion
Park-O event discussion
Credit: SBOC

We are delighted to announce not one, not two, not three, but four new grants for Club Development Officers!

Our grants will help fund two new CDO positions at Moravian Orienteering Club and Derwent Valley Orienteers, extend Swansea Bay Orienteering Club's CDO into a second year, and Cleveland Orienteering Klub's into a third year.

These are in addition to previous funding for a Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO) club development officer (see award and appointment).

We invited Andrew Evans, Chair of the Orienteering Foundation, to comment on this rush of CDO grants:

The Orienteering Foundation has now part-funded five clubs seeking to engage a Club Development Officer to increase club membership and each project has its own and differing characteristics. These initiatives will enable us to get a good feel for the benefits that a CDO can contribute which could be of help to other Committees considering how best to progress their own club development. We are also gathering examples of the contracts to engage a CDO, development programmes implemented and other documents which will be kept in a repository for use by others.

We wish all the clubs who have received grants the best of success with their club development, and look forward to hearing how it progresses! 

If you are thinking of how to develop your own club, and considering whether appointing a CDO could help, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Orienteering Foundation ambassadors to see how we can help. One of our specific goals with funding CDO positions is encourage sharing of ideas and learnings between clubs.

Note, this is a historical news article. For the latest information, and links to any more recent news articles, see our Club Development page.

Last updated: Sun 9 Jul 2023