Sport, with its myriad of benefits, should always be accessible to as many people as humanly possible. While participating in some sports can be relatively inexpensive, others can come at a price – but nobody should be precluded from sporting activity because they can’t afford it. Archery GB’s Hardship Membership Fee Waiver Scheme is a terrific initiative that supports people to take up or maintain their participation in archery in the face of financial adversity.

Mitigating the cost to help you stay – or get – involved

Archery equipment, accessories, club membership, tournament entries and other facets of the sport, admittedly, all add up to a pretty expensive gig for the most part – so anything that mitigates that cost is surely welcome. The overarching aim – pardon the pun – of this scheme is to “reduce or alleviate potential significant financial hardship in order to support individuals to take up archery or to continue their participation in archery”.

Applications are open to archers, coaches and volunteers – and applications are considered without prejudice, with no preference given to those on ‘performance pathways’.

Archery GB defines significant financial hardship as being a lack of finances which:

  1. Prevents people from taking up archery or continuing to be involved in archery
  2. Makes it unreasonably difficult for people to take up archery or to continue to be involved in archery

Maintaining archery’s unique inclusivity

One of archery’s great attractions is its inclusivity – anyone can get involved, and anyone can excel. This commendable scheme from Archery GB serves only to enhance that inclusivity, and we applaud them for it.

The application form – including all criteria details – can be found here. Please be assured that applications will be handled sensitively and discretely. Good luck.


KUDOS actively encourages people from all backgrounds and of any age to take part in archery.


KUDOS supplies custom teamwear to a range of sports clubs across the country – including Archery GB. We supply bespoke custom kit that is built for performance and worn with pride.


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