What is the OTF?
The OTF is a “restricted” fund held by the NRA which provides financial
support to all “official” Great Britain and NRA teams competing outside the United Kingdom.
The fund has its origins in a small post tour surplus from the late 1930s. Through donations
and, since the 1970s, through active fundraising, it now (30-9-04) has reserves of some £125,000,
producing £6,000 a year in interest. This, together with an additional £20,000 raised each year
from various fund raising projects is used to make grants to teams. The OTF’s detailed accounts
are published in the Spring Journal each year and show the grants made as well as the sources of the
funds. The OTF supports all NRA disciplines sending international teams abroad. These currently
include TR, MR, F Class and Historical Rifle, with TR embracing GB, GB U25, GB Veterans and
How are Grants made from the OTF?
The fund is administered by the NRA Team Finance Committee (TFC). The TFC initiates and co-ordinates
all fund raising for the OTF and allocates the available funds each year to teams, balancing these against
the needs of the teams requiring funding over the next few years. The Grant for each team depends upon the
duration of a tour, and the team budget.
What is the Team Finance Committee - TFC?
The TFC is a sub–committee of the NRA Shooting Committee and its primary purpose is to provide financial support
and advice for all Great Britain and NRA touring teams in disciplines where the NRA is the Governing Body.
The Committee members cover all the NRA disciplines competing overseas and have experience of touring abroad,
most often as a GB Captain. The TFC meets formally twice a year to decide on the allocation of grants, to
agree on ways in which more support can be given to teams and to assist the organizers of the various projects.
Until 2004 the TFC also dealt with the allocation of the Sports Council grant received via the Great Britain
Target Shooting Federation. Due to a change in Government policy teams no longer qualify for support. Loss
of this grant has left a gap which teams have, for the moment, to fill by their own fundraising from
sponsorship and events such as corporate days.