Using Grants to Fund Archery Programs

Archery education, training, outreach, and range development projects are expensive. Finding the means to pay for the equipment, staffing, and operations of archery programs is a constant challenge for organizers. One method that can be successfully used to raise money is grant funding.

Grants are donated monies provided by funding organizations for specific purposes. Grants are not loans. The money granted, if used as required by the grant, does not have to be repaid. This “free” money, however, is not without cost. Grantees (organizations receiving the grant money) are required to plan programs, submit grant proposals, respond to inquiries, keep scrupulous records of finances and program participants, and produce written reports to the grantor (the organization giving the grant money) on finances, program goals, and accomplishments. The reward for all this administrative work is the financial means to initiate or expand an archery program to reach new participants and to create new program offerings.

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Archery Focus Magazine by Van Webster
Vol. 8, Issue 5, 2004

Kids and Archery Classes

A big part of teaching archery is working with kids. Teaching sports skills to children is a different process from teaching the same skills to adults. Adults can learn by transferring information from their left brains to their right. Adults will listen to explanations, read instructional materials, and follow instructions (left brain activities) to learn a skill. Over time, the practice of a skill becomes a sub-conscious (right brain) process. Young children learn by demonstration, imitation, and practice. There is less intellectualization in their learning activities. As they grow, their learning abilities change and become more complex. By adapting the teaching style to match the learner’s stage of development, the teaching process improves and the participants are more successful.

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Archery Focus Magazine by Van Webster
Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2007