Govt backed Go Gliding campaign launched by BGA

The British Gliding Association (BGA) has received funding support for its ‘Go Gliding’ programme, which aims to introduce more people to gliding.

The BGA wants to increase club membership and there’s also a focus on under-represented groups to encourage them into aviation/STEM careers.

The programme is supported by the ‘Reach for the Sky Challenge Fund’, will be run throughout 2023, and will be delivered as face-to-face events at gliding clubs and with partners as well as online.

“The support enables us to fund a BGA Go Gliding project manager,” said BGA CEO Pete Stratten. If this interests you, please click here.

The Reach for the Sky Challenge fund was announced by the Aviation Minister in July 2022, as a way of funding outreach programmes and events to educate young people from all backgrounds on the opportunities on offer in aviation.

Organisations meeting the criteria for the fund were able to apply for a share of £700,000, with funding decisions agreed by a joint panel of the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Civil Aviation Authority – which manages the fund on DfT’s behalf.

Eleven non-profit organisations have been selected, with the cash going to fund outreach programmes and events to show the next generation of aviation leaders what opportunities the sector can offer.

British Gliding Association


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