Most recent first
Funding 4 Sport May 2013 e-News, also with links to information to back applications
Funding for Sport Newsletter 27 Jan 2013 - Club Funding Strategy, and various announcements and opportunities
SE Community Activation Fund
The Community Sport Activation Fund is a £40 million Lottery revenue fund developed to support grassroots activity at a very local level. Click here to go to the CAF webpage..
Top Tips for Applying to Grant-making Trusts and Foundations
By making sure you apply to the correct trust or foundation with the right application, you are more likely to get the positive results you want: click here .
Advice is available through membership of WHSPAA particularly by networking with other members at Club Forums, or if the need is more urgent then through our Sports Development Professional, Matt Rayner who is the Youth and Sports Partnership Manager for the council. Feel free to contact him on tel: 01707 357174 or Email: email@example.com
McDonalds has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Kick Start Grants Programme is the 31st December 2012.
The aim of the programme is to support community football throughout the UK. A total of £75,000 is available in 2012 through the McDonalds Kick Start scheme and local community football teams can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,500 for activities such as:
- Improving club facilities
- Grounds-keeping tools
- Training courses
- Pitch hire
- Van hire
- Washing machines for kit; etc.
Individuals can apply for a grant on behalf of their club, as long as they are recognised by their national FA, and have at least one team at or below junior (U18) level. Applicants must be over 18 and involved with the club at some level, such as a coach, volunteer or parent.
People's PostCode Trust
Grants of between £500 and £10,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 3 months in the areas of:
- Poverty Prevention
- Advancement of Health
- Community Development
- Public Sports; Human Rights
The deadline for all applications will be the 9th November 2012 http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/
Awards for All
Gives grants from £300 – £10,000. Since 1 June, they have been running a six month pilot where they will now fund repeat or on-going activities. This means that if you’ve been running a pensioners group for several years, you can apply to them to fund it for a year. If you run summer playschemes, you can ask them to fund the next one. It doesn’t matter whether they or someone else has funded the activities before. Click here.
Cash 4 Clubs which was set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1000. It is aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club. Funding is available for a wide range of activities and can include funding to help with the coaching of young children or perhaps a grant to help buy a new boat or help renovate current facilities. Since 2008 over £100,000 has been given out in grants to 139 community sports clubs across the UK. No preference is given to types of sport or the age of people involved with the club, as long as the sports clubs that an active role in the community.
Applications to be submitted at any time.
Funding for Older People in the Community
The Barchester Healthcare Foundation, Which is a registered grant making charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales, has announced that for 2012, their grant making priority is to help older people (65+) in the community, to improve their mobility, independence and quality of life. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available to both individuals and small community groups. In the case of individuals, all applications need to be supported and completed by a third party sponsor. A sponsor could be, for example, a health/ personal care professional, social worker or charity/ support group representative.
Applications can be submitted at any time.
Percy Bilton Charity
Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure. Small Grants - up to £500. Large Grants - up to £2,000
To find out more click here;http://www.percybiltoncharity.org.uk/index.htm
To find out more click here;http://www.percybiltoncharity.org.uk/index.htm
Hatfield Town Council
Provides grants in total of £2000 per year (but gets requests for £7000). Click here for application details.
Is a paid for newsletter which clubs would need to register for. It will provide you will monthly e-mails about opportunities for clubs to gain funding.
Herts County Council Newsletter on Funding
· New grants programmes
· The latest calls for proposals
· Funding Reminders
If people wish to receive this newsletter or other funding newsletters they must request inclusion on the email alerts by registering on Herts Direct.
For a brief look at some funding opportunities please read click below and see what money your club might be able to get:
WHSPAA Club Development Fund
Unfortunately due to funding gaps within WHSPAA this fund is currently suspended. Applications have been made to different organisations to try to ensure that this funding pot can be re-opened for local community clubs.
Welwyn Hatfield Community Grants
A Maximum of £2,000, this fund is to support community life in the borough in specific wards. Speak to your local ward councillor for more information or click here for more information.
Welwyn Hatfield Queens Diamond Jubliee Awards for Young People
A maximum of £200 per person, these awards are aimed at outstanding individuals who need a financial contribution to help them progress in their sport, art or challenge. The awards are awarded by the Counil's grants panel are usually awarded twice a year, for more information click here.
Herts County Council Member Locality Budget
Launched in 2009. Each elected member of the County Council has £10,000 to spend on worthwhile projects in their community that promote social, economic or environmental wellbeing. Applications for funding can be submitted by community groups and organisations. Click this link to go their website for more information including application details
Part of the £135 million clubs and organisations to improve their facilities, click here.
Small Grants Scheme - £300 - £10,000
This has been set up to support local community sport projects for which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. Click here for more information and the application process.
This Sportsmatch programme of grants between £1,000 up to £100,000 brings additional funding to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship from the commercial sector, private individuals or charitable trusts to deliver new projects that get people playing and enjoying sport. Click here
Herts Sports Partnership
Several other funding streams are available. For information on this topic see Herts Sports Partnerships page on Key Sources of Funding, also, click here for the 'Funding' presentation at the October Clubs Forum by John O'Callaghan.
Every Little Helps
Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000. The funding goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around Tesco stores in the UK. Next deadline: 30 September. http://www.tescoplc.com/media/142631/community_award_guidelines.pdf
Grants for Young People
The Live UnLtd programme has grants of up to £5,000 (the average grant is £1,500) to help young people aged 11 - 21 turn an idea to make the world a better place into a reality. Non-financial support is also available
New: People's Health Trust grant aid fund
Using money raised through 51 society lotteries, the People’s Health Trust gives grants to health-related causes - £5000 - £10,000. Click here.
Community Amateur Sports Clubs Benefits
These clubs, are able to obtain mandatory rate relief and the ability to claim Gift Aid on voluntary donations.
For more information on the benefits and process click here.
Has dropped its subscription fees – worth £180 per year – for all CASCs, meaning that your club can join JustGiving today, and start fundraising for all the important things you help raise money for your club: http://charities.justgiving.com/justgiving-for-sports-clubs
The Dickie Bird Foundation
Aims to help disadvantaged young people under the age of 18 to participate to the best of their ability in the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity. The Foundation grants can help with the cost of clothing and equipment and make a small contribution towards travel expenses within the UK. The Foundation accepts applications from individuals, not organisations. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at Trustees meeting in February, April, June, August, October and December.