Our dive club looked into this some time a go to see if we could get any help in getting a new RIB, after all there were lots of other dive clubs getting money to get new RIB’s,
our secretary waded through pages & pages of paperwork before he found the stumbling block. The question asked who our governing body was? (i.e BSAC etc) seeing as our club is independent & has been since 1967 it would appear to them there was no such thing.
So after lots of phone calls the outcome was, unless we joined the BSAC we couldn’t get any help.