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Funding A-Z

There are a number of sources of funding for sport and physical activity for clubs and organisations, coaches, facilities & improvements and talented individuals to apply for.

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport has and will continue to develop a Funding Directory (A – Z) to assist and signpost you to help identify the most applicable source of funding for you. We can also provide you with initial advice and support with the application process.

For each funding stream we have provided some summary information for you and the appropriate web-site link.

Within this section of the web-site and through our Latest News alerts we will provide regular updates and announcements on new and updated funding sources. You may also wish to access www.grantfinder.co.uk which is also a useful resource.

Sport England Funding

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* Additional links for Sport England to the right on this page.
Other Funding Streams 

ACT Foundation

ACT Foundation

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).

Grants generally fall into the following areas:

  • Building - funding modifications to homes, schools, hospices etc.
  • Equipment - provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living.
  • Financial assistance - towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at a registered respite centre.

Projects that intend to be a platform for continuing services will be expected to demonstrate sustainability. ACT would be concerned to be a sole funder of projects that require ongoing support.  Check website below for exclusions.

Applications are welcomed for grants from all sections of the community and decisions on prioritisation are made having regard to funding levels and never on grounds of gender, age or race.

Decisions on grants of up to £50,000 are normally made within one month of receiving your application. Decisions on grants over £50,000 can take up to three months.

If the application is for an emergency a faster timescale can be requested  and ACT will do their best to assist.

Application Form: Apply in writing following the guidelines on the website.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact:  The Grants Manager, , 61 Thames Street, Windsor, SL4 1QW       E-mail: info@theactfoundation.co.uk  Tel: 01753 753900 Fax: 01753 753901  W: www.theactfoundation.co.uk

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Angling Improvement Fund Round 2 Open for applications

Angling Improvement Fund Round 2 Open for applications

kids fishingThe Angling Trust is aware of the tremendous need for newer, safer facilities, better habitats and more accessible facilities to enable clubs, fisheries and other angling organisations to flourish and attract anglers.

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Archery GB FE & HE Funding Scheme 2014

Archery GB FE & HE Funding Scheme 2014

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Archery GB is pleased to launch a new small grants scheme aimed at supporting and developing the archery club infrastructure within Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE).

The funding has been madeavailable through:

  • Sport England, as part of Archery GB’s Whole Sport Plan (2013-2017)

As such, this funding scheme is only available for English Archery GB college/university clubs. Home Country clubs wishing to seek funding should contact the Development Team for further advice.

Criteria

The funding scheme has been established to encourage and support the development of new projects. We are particularly seeking projects that target increasing the number of people participating in archery and helping more archers shoot more often in an FE or HE setting.

Your project has to meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • increasing the number of regular archers (once a week) aged 16 to 25 years shooting at the club by a minimum of 10
  • keeping the number of regular archers (once a week) by increasing opportunities available
  • setting up or increasing the amount of coaching per week that takes place within the club
  • improving the competitive opportunities within the club

To find out more see poster for full details - pdfArchery_GB_FE-HE_Funding_Scheme_2014.pdf2.39 MB

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Archery GB Funding - For archery clubs infrastructure and disability archery

Archery GB Funding - For archery clubs infrastructure and disability archery

Archery GB is pleased to launch a new small grants scheme aimed at supporting and developing the archery club infrastructure and disability archery.Archery

The funding has been made available through Sport England, as part of Archery GB's Whole Sport Plan (2013-2017) and The Worshipful Company of Fletchers.

As such, this funding scheme is only available for clubs/organisations in England.

There are two strands to this funding:

  • target (only available for ontarget archery clubs who have achieved or are willing to commit to working towards an ontarget specialism)
  • Disability (open to all Archery GB clubs including ontarget, county archery associations, local councils, county sports partnerships, education establishments, other relevant agencies and not-for-profit organisations)

The funding scheme has been established to encourage and support the development of new projects. We are particularly seeking projects that target increasing the number of people participating in archery and helping more archers shoot more often.Grants will be awarded in the region of £200 - £1,000.

Please find further information including the application form here and applications must be submitted by 20 June 2014.

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Asset Transfer

Asset Transfer

Asset Transfer involves the transfer of the ownership of land or buildings from government organisations such as local authorities to community groups such as local sports clubs and trusts, often at a discounted price provided there is a benefit to the local community.

You can get support from us at WASP, or Sport England directly if you are considering your options in terms of Asset Transfer.

Visit the Sport Engand website for access to their tool kit, or get in touch with us to discuss further. 

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Aviva Community Fund

Aviva Community Fund

avivaThe Aviva Community Fund is launching a second year of their funding for local projects.  The fund is now open for applications!

The Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding to the causes close to your heart. The categories eligible are projects which promote:

  • Health, disability and well-being
  • Supporting the younger generation
  • Supporting the older generation
  • Community support

Key dates:

  • Project submissions 13 September to 13 October 2016
  • Public vote 21 October to 18 November 2016
  • Finalists announced 22 November 2016
  • 10 January 2017

For more information, please visit the Aviva Community Fund website.

 

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Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) aim to promote and support sport and physical activity. We can support your club, school and workplace with a range of services including:

If you think we can help you please get in touch… Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk or call 01225 781500.

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Awards For All

Awards For All

Awards For All

Purpose: We want to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. We will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens.

Grant Value: Grants of £300 - £10,000 are available

Signpost:

http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/awards-for-all-england

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Bags4Sport

Bags4Sport

Bags4Sport

Purpose: Bag4sport is a social enterprise that supports colleges, sports clubs, schools, youth clubs, communities and charities by turning unwanted clothing into cash. Fifty full bags could earn a sports club £200.

Signpost: www.bag4sport.co.uk

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Biffaward Main Grants - Community

Biffaward Main Grants - Community

Under this scheme, Biffaward looks to award grants to projects that provide or improve community spaces, cultural facilities and places for outdoor recreation.

You may have a building that needs improvement in order to increase the range of services on offer to the local community. Or maybe an open space such as a park, play area or woodland that needs transforming to benefit local people of all ages. In a nutshell, they want to make sure that everyone has access to high quality local community facilities. Grants between £10,000 and £50,000 are available.  You will need to find a third party contributor(s) to provide 10% of the grant you are applying for.

Over the years Biffaward has awarded funding to over 2,000 projects. They receive a continuous high number of Expression of Interest forms, resulting in strong competition when granting full applications.

The main criteria for the Main Grants Community Scheme:

  • The project's site is within 10 miles of a Biffa operation.
  • The project's site is also within 10 miles of a landfill site (owned by any company).
  • There will be a minimum of 104 days of full public access to the project per year.
  • Any Biffaward grant will be used for site-based improvement work, not for equipment or running costs.
  • Biffaward is unable to fund requests to help an existing facility meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Biffaward is unable to fund retrospectively, so you should only apply for money for work that will take place in the future.

Application Form: Online Application which starts with an eligibility checker.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: Biffaward, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1WT   Tel: 01636 670000 or email at biffaward@rswt.org 

If your project is based in Staffordshire, there are separate funding arrangements for these projects. Please contact the Staffordshire Environmental Fund on 01785 811600 or email info@staffs-environmental.co.uk to discuss your application.  W:  www.biffa-award.org/main-grants-scheme

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Biffaward Small Grants

Biffaward Small Grants

Often groups only need a small amount of money to make a difference to a local facility, be it a community building, nature reserve, cultural facility or outdoor space.  The Small Grants Scheme offers quicker access to lower levels of funding to make these projects happen.
Over the past three years Biffaward has supported nearly 300 small grants projects.
A large number of applications are received, resulting in strong competition when awarding funding.
You can apply for between £250 and £10,000. Your project must not cost more than £30,000 in total.

You will need to find a third party contributor(s) to provide 5% of the grant you are applying for. 

The main criteria are:

  • The project's site is within 10 miles of a Biffa operation (the
    proximity checker on website below  will tell you this);  
  • The project's site is also within 10 miles of a landfill site (owned
    by any company); The project is eligible to be registered with ENTRUST under category D.  Please note that your organisation does not have to enrol with ENTRUST as an Environmental Body - they (RSWT) act as the Environmental Body for Small Grants projects.  (They will register the project for you with ENTRUST, but it does, of course, need to be eligible! );
  • There will be a minimum of 104 days of full public access to the
    project per year;
  • Any Biffaward grant will be used for site-based improvement work,
    not for equipment or running costs; 
  • Biffaward is unable to fund retrospectively, so you should only apply for money for work that will take place in the future. 

Biffaward also operate other schemes for larger projects.

Application Form: Available to download from the website below, if you can answer yes to all the points above. Guidance notes are also available from the website.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at anytime

Contact: Biffaward, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1WT   Tel: 01636 670000     Email: biffaward@rswt.org

W:  www.biffa-award.org/small-grants-scheme

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Boccia Development Grants

Boccia Development Grants

Boccia England - Logo - Red - RGBThe purpose of the Boccia Development Grant is to encourage growth in the sport of Boccia. Grants are available to organisations, schools, community groups, councils, and boccia clubs who will increase the number of new disabled young people and adults regularly playing boccia once a week or more often.

Boccia England is offering Boccia Development Grants of up to £500 for projects that will:
• Create new opportunities for participation in boccia.
• Engage new disabled young people and adults in boccia.
• Build and develop sustainable exit routes for the new participants to maintain lasting participation in boccia.
• Develop long-term partnerships to ensure involvement in boccia is retained.
• Encourage volunteering within the sport of boccia.
• Establish a new community Boccia Club.
• Be completed by the 31st March 2015 including the return of all monitoring and evaluation forms associated with the grant.

What can you apply for?

Grants are available for associated project costs such as:
• Purchase of equipment available for use by more than one member of the group. (Buying equipment shouldn’t be the focus of your project and equipment should be used as a means to getting new disabled young people and adults regularly playing boccia. Any application for equipment should explain why it is needed and how it will achieve this.)
• Facility hire to run new boccia sessions.
• Promotional costs of new sessions.
• Paying for the training and development of sports coaches, officials and volunteers to deliver the project.

What do you need to tell us?

We’ll ask you for brief information about your Club / organisation and the project you’d like Boccia England to fund. We want to know about the activity you want to organise, the number of disabled young people and adults who will benefit from this project and how you’ve identified a need for it. Who will be delivering on the project and qualifications they hold. We need to know how much funding you’re applying for – up to the maximum £500 grant available per group – and what it would be spent on. We’ll also ask you to confirm that you agree to the conditions of the grant if your application is successful. Finally you’ll need to tell us how your project will help to achieve one or more of the relevant priorities set out in our Whole Sport Plan.

For more information and an application form please contact Marc Scott – Club Development Officer on 0115 967 8455 ormscott@bocciaengland.org.uk.

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BT's 25th Anniversary Bursary Fund

BT's 25th Anniversary Bursary Fund

Paralympics lian logoThis year, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) celebrates its 25th anniversary. As founding partner and a long-term supporter of disability sport, BT has joined the Telegraph to celebrate this important milestone by announcing the launch of BT’s 25th Birthday Bursary Fund – with five £5,000 grants being awarded to amateur sports clubs involved with disability sport.

Find out about BT’s 25th Birthday Bursary Fund and why comedian Adam Hills believes awards such as this are key to the success of disability sport.

For further details http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/sport/disability-sports-funding/11010747/disability-sport-grants.html

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Cash4Clubs

Cash4Clubs

Cash4Clubs

Purpose: Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme supported by Betfair and SportsAid which gives clubs the opportunity to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.

Grant Value: Grants are available of £250, £500, £750 and £1,000 and decisions at time specific rounds are made twice a year.

Signpost: www.cash-4-clubs.com

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CLA Charitable Trust

CLA Charitable Trust

The Trustees give grants and awards, focusing on smaller projects where the grant makes a real contribution to the success of that project.

Applications should be for a specific project or item of capital equipment rather than on-going running costs. The Trustees do not give grants to individuals and the average grant is in the region of £2,500.

Applicants should make every effort to ensure that their application is within the guidelines of the Trust and in order to save time and cost to the charity, ineligible applications will not be acknowledged. Applications will not be accepted by email.

Recently, the Trustees have found it necessary to apply even more strict criteria and we now do not consider applications for sensory gardens or community allotments or funding requests from state funded schools or other institutions. Projects which are based on horticultural activities must be able to demonstrate that they provide training to a recognised qualification for the participants.

For further guidance please visit the website below.

Application Form: Apply in writing by post (emails not accepted).

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: Peter Geldart, Hopbine Farmhouse, Ossington, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6LJ.  Telephone : 01636 823835.  email  :  petergeldart@btinternet.com W: http://www.cla.org.uk/about-cla/cla-charitable-trust

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Clothworkers' Foundation - UK

Clothworkers' Foundation - UK

Clothworkers FoundationPriorities/details: The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims through its funding to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage.

They offer 2 streams of funding depending on income. They fund capital projects including building, fixtures, fittings, equipment and vehicles through a main grants programme and a small grants  programme. Priorities include:

  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Disabled people
  • Disadvantaged young people
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Elderly people
  • Homelessness
  • Disadvantaged minority communities
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders
  • Visual impairment

There are separate guidelines for Textiles and Conservation - CPD Bursaries/ Fellowships.

Who for: UK registered charities* with an annual operating income of under £15m

Grant amount: Charities with an annual income of less than £15m – no maximum grant with an average of 25k. Charities with an annual income of less than 250k – maximum grant of 10k with an average of 7k

Deadline: There are no deadlines for applications - applications are accepted all year round.

Application process: Application forms are available on the website after completing an eligibility checker

For more information: http://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/How-to-apply.aspx The Clothworkers' Foundation, Clothworkers’ Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AH

Website: http://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/How-to-apply.aspx

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Co-operative Community Fund - UK (in N.I)

Co-operative Community Fund - UK (in N.I)

Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects that meet the following criteria.  To be successful, a group must:

Carry out positive work in the community and a project must:

  • address a community issue
  • provide a good long-term benefit to the community
  • support co-operative values and principles
  • ideally be innovative in its approach.

Application Form: via an online form on the website below.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact :
Community Fund, New Century House, Manchester, M60 4ES  
Help line: 0844 262 4001 email: " href="mailto:community.fund@co-operative.coop">community.fund@co-operative.coop

W: www.co-operative.coop/membership/local-communities/community-fund

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Community Asset Fund - Sport England

Community Asset Fund - Sport England

The places where people play sport and get active really matter. Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming, convenient and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience – and likelihood of coming back.

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Community Rights for Sport Guidance - Sport England

Community Rights for Sport Guidance - Sport England

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Community Rights for Sport Guidance
Is your local pitch or pavilion at risk of closure? Now you can do something about it.  Did you know that you can use new community rights to protect your local sports pitch, pavilion, sports hall, or swimming pool?  Did you know that these rights can also give you the right to bid to buy that facility?  With increasing pressure on local authority spending, using community rights represent an opportunity for you to take control. 

How to use community rights
By listing sports facilities as Asset of Community Value, you can help protect them from being closed, mothballed or sold by giving the local community the right to bid for them.  By initiating a Right to Bid you can then buy time to put together a bid on behalf of the local community.  You can also transfer sports assets to your club, or a community organisation, without going through these stages by agreeing a transfer with your local authority.  Taking control of sports assets can help your club grow; develop new opportunities; secure its future and be more engaged with other local people and organisations, placing your club at the heart of your communities.

How the guide can help you
The guide is here to help you understand what it is you can do with these new rights as well as how you can go about getting involved.  It also highlights where you can get support, and funding, to help you do this.  The Purpose of this guide is to:

  • Provide a simple step by step guide so sports organisations know how new legislation might enable them to protect, buy or run local sports facilities
  • Outline the new provisions in the Localism Act 2011 for community rights that sports clubs can use them to protect, buy or run local sports facilities
  • Signpost sports clubs to further advice from Sport England and other agencies as well as to funding and in-kind support that may help them develop proposals under the new rights.

Community Rights for Sport Guidance can be found by visiting the Sport England website.

Sport England have also set up a central mailbox for Community Rights and would like to hear from you: Email Sport England.

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Community Sport Activation Fund (Sport England)

Community Sport Activation Fund (Sport England)

Designed in response to local demand, the Community Sports Activation Fund will invest in what works the best in your area, based on local needs and evidence.

Purpose:Community Sports Activation Fund is a £40m Lottery funding programme to provide grassroots activity at a very local level. The type of projects eligible for funding are those which reflect a broad range of sports, informal opportunities which could lead to regular participation, family activities with a focus on the 14 + age group and local activator roles that focus directly organising and delivering new opportunities for participation.Funding is solicited and in specific rounds as detailed below.

Grant Value:Grants range from £50,000 t0 £250,000 and projects could be for up to 3 years.

          Round 4 - May 2014 – June 2014

          Round 5 - April 2015 – June 2015

Sign-Post: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/community-sport-activation-fund/

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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

We are pleased to announce that Podium Partners news website is up and running with 17 new appeals live on the website. So how can they help you?

WASP are working in partnership with Podium Partners to offer clubs/groups/individuals across the county the opportunity to maximise their fundraising through an on line platform and raise valuable funds towards a cause of your choice, so long as sport and physical activity is at its heart.

Whether you’re a club with facilities in desperate need of upgrading, you want to keep a community facility alive, or you’re an athlete requiring extra funds to support your training programme in the build-up to an important tournament… Whatever your need, we can help! 

This type of fundraising relies heavily on donations from people through the internet. Therefore, it is recommended that the athlete, group or club representative who runs the page is active on social media, committed to updating a campaign blog and able to publicise their project far and wide. This is the most effective way to reach out to the wider community and maximise potential donations to your cause. And don’t forget, we are here to help amplify your message across the county and nationally through your NGB.

A great recent success story in how to effectively use crowdfunding is Northamptonshire’s Claire Stancliffe, who was extremely proactive in raising over £10,000 to support the GB Deaf Women’s Football Team in attending the Deaf World Cup in 2016. Claire’s campaign was shared extensively on social media, including by some members of the England Women’s Football Team and Stoke City/England Goalkeeper Jack Butland, who personally donated £5,000 to support the cause.

Check out the successful campaign from Bracknell Bees: https://www.podiumpartners.org/blog/podium-partners-help-save-the-bracknell-bees

Working with a charity partner allows donations to be eligible for Gift Aid, which increases the value of each donation by reclaiming the basic rate of tax on the donation at no extra cost. This could convert every £100 donated to as much as £118.00.

Have a look at the Podium Partners Website and see the other campaigns that are presently raising money - https://www.podiumpartners.org 

Webinar - How to Make the most of the new Podium Partners Website !

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Listen to the recording to find out more about the Podium Partners Website and how to Maximise your fundraising ... 

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Podium Partners has recently launched their new website with additional fundraising functionality:

    • Fundraising pages – members can have their own sub-fundraising page
    • Shop facility through 3rd party – no stock, no hassle, orders direct to supplier - https://www.communitee.co.uk/
    • Blog page - http://bit.ly/2sY6FRl
    • Club membership / donations benefits – attracting Gift Aid
    • Workplace match funding – corporate events
    • Ability to offer sponsorship opportunities
    • Marketing Support - How to promote your campaign / FAQ & Webinars 

If you think that your organisation could proactively use crowdfunding to fund raise for your project, please get in touch with Kirsty@wiltssport.org or Karel Bretveld – Karel@podiumpartners.org from Podium Partners at your earliest convenience and we can get the ball rolling.

We look forward to hearing the details of your projects in due course and being able to help you raise much needed funds!

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Keep an eye on social media for posts and tweets which you can share an RT!

Facebook - @podiumpartners / Twitter - @podium_partners  / 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any more information or have any questions.

For Social Media and Marketing Advice email Kirsty - kirsty@podiumpartners.org

CEO Karel Bretveld, Mobile: 07917236619 / Karel@podiumpartners.org

 C/o Shilton Accounting Services, HoneyStone Cottage, Ladburn Lane, Shilton, Oxon, OX18 4AJ. Podium Partners registered charity no: 1156597

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Esmee Fairbairn - Merger Fund

Esmee Fairbairn - Merger Fund

Applications requesting funding for the following types of work will be considered:

  • consultancy on pre-merger issues including feasibility work
  • consultation with staff/beneficiaries/members/other stakeholders
  • facilitation of discussions with the potential merger partner/s
  • governance, planning, financial, legal, HR or communications advice.

This is not an exhaustive list and they will consider any reasonable request for work that helps to make the decision whether or not to merge easier.  If successful organisations require external assistance but do not have a particular consultant in mind, they may be able to help identify the most appropriate support.

Applicants to the fund need to be at, or close to, the preliminary stage of discussions with an identified potential merger partner (or partners). The fund is not intended to meet any costs associated with a merger once a firm decision is made to proceed.  It is for organisations uncertain about what the decision might involve or those who need reassurance that a proposed merger makes sense.

Esmee Fairburn will assess applications according to three main criteria. Will the potential merger:

  • be likely to improve policy and practice more widely or lead to wider benefits for the local, regional or national sector. 
  • have an impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of merged services, whether that be in increased numbers of beneficiaries, improved methodologies, expanded networks, longer term sustainability or increased quality, and
  • have an impact on the wider sector beyond the immediate interests of the two (or more) organisations.

Application Form:  Available to download form the website.   If you wish to submit an application to the merger fund please register your interest by contacting Jo Rideal (Grants Manager) and letting her know when you are likely to send in your proposal.

Deadline: There is no closing date for the fund, but they are assessing applications as they come in and this means that once all the funds have been allocated new applications will not be considered.

Contact:  Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG.    email: jo.rideal@esmeefairbairn.org.uk  W: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/what-we-fund/sectors/merger-fund

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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Main Fund

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Main Fund

The Main Fund is responsive to requests for support across the broad range of their interests, which are: the arts, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society.       

Funding so widely creates a lot of competition. In 2010 they received around 2900 eligible applications to the Main Fund and made 270 grants totalling £21.4m. The average grant size was £79,000.

To ensure that they can respond to so many requests, the application process is in two stages. They will acknowledge receipt of your first stage application within a week of receiving it and email you within a month to say whether they would like to take it to a second stage or decline to support it. If they invite you to proceed to the second stage, they may ask you for additional information in order to clarify and expand on what you have already told them.    Further details on types of projects funded and exclusions are available from the website.

Application Form: Apply in writing with an outline proposal.  Guidance is available to download from the website.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG Tel: 020 7812 3700 Fax: 020 7812 3701 Email: info@esmeefairbairn.org.uk

W: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/apply-for-funding/guide-to-applying/select-your-fund/

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EU - Erasmus+ Programme offers support to Sport

EU - Erasmus+ Programme offers support to Sport

The Erasmus+ programme offers support to sports initiatives across Europe through a variety of different projects.

As the successor programme to the Preparatory Actions for Sport, Erasmus+ allows organisations to access funding for grassroots sport activities.

Projects funded under the Sport Action in the Erasmus+ programme are managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency, like  Preparatory Actions were previously, and funding priority will be given to projects that focus on grassroots sports.

Who is the programme for?

Erasmus+ is open to a wide range of organisations involved in sport. The European Commission ran a Sport Infoday in Brussels on 4 February 2014 to inform potential applicants about the funding opportunities available for sport under the new Erasmus+ programme. You can watch a recording of the Sport Infoday on the Executive Agency's website.

Any projects using sports in the context of education and training or youth activities, for example mobility placements for sport apprentices, may still be funded under Key Action 1 and Key Action 2.

The following funding opportunities are available for sport under Erasmus+:

Application Form: Before being able to apply for Erasmus+ funding you need to register your organisation on the website below

Deadline: 1 October 2014

Contact: The British Council, in partnership with Ecorys UK, is the Erasmus+ National Agency in the UK. 

Youth, Schools and Higher Education enquiries: 0161 957 7755  erasmusplus.enquiries@britishcouncil.org  Adult and Vocational Education and Training enquiries: 0845 199 2929  

W: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/funding-opportunities/sport-funding

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Football Foundation

Football Foundation

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, Sport England and the FA. It offers a range of funding streams for football from revenue grants such as Grow the Game, to grants for equipment such as goalposts and those to support refurbishment and build of new facilities.

Signpost: www.footballfoundation.org.uk

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Funding 4 Sport - launched a new improved website

Funding 4 Sport - launched a new improved website

Funding 4 Sport Health Check, Funding 4 Sport has launched a new improved website with a number of great new features that will really benefit local sports clubs and organisations.Funding 4 Sport

These include;

  • Sport Funding Calendar – allowing organisations to find out about what funding is available each month and the deadlines for these.
  • Video Footage - that provides helpful hints and tips, and footage of sports clubs that have successfully obtained different funding streams and the experiences of these sports clubs.
  • Funding Toolkit – Containing; Funding Streams, Consultation Tools, Example Bids, Funding Hints and Tips, Research, Strategies and much more
  • Funding Search Facility - Here you can search the website for various funding streams or other related funding information.
  • Case Studies - Case studies of successful bids so clubs can see the differences funding has made to the clubs we’ve worked with.
  • Compatible Website – That is compatible with mobile
  • Regular E- Newsletters – Distributed Weekly

To view the Funding 4 Sport website click here; http://www.funding4sport.co.uk/

To find out more about the above please see our latest e-newsletter; http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7dd795ba2fc2226ce66603f47&id=4518c6b754&e=83efc078ad.

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Funding A - Z

Funding A - Z

There are a number of sources of funding for sport and physical activity for clubs and organisations, coaches, facilities & improvements and talented individuals to apply for.

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport has and will continue to develop a Funding Directory (A – Z) to assist and signpost you to help identify the most applicable source of funding for you. We can also provide you with initial advice and support with the application process.

For each funding stream we have provided some summary information for you and the appropriate web-site link.

Within this section of the web-site and through our Latest News alerts we will provide regular updates and announcements on new and updated funding sources. You may also wish to access www.grantfinder.co.uk which is also a useful resource.

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Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Sports scholarship

Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Sports scholarship

Funding Future Olympians/Paralympians

Purpose: Building on the success of 2012, the council is working with local businesses to support rising sports stars by awarding grant funding. The funding will enable access to training and competitive opportunities as well as purchasing equipment and covering transport costs to regional and national events.

Grant Value: Grants of £1,000 per athlete have previously been available. Announcements for the 2014-15 application window is awaited.

Do you know a  young sports star in the making? Are they aged 8-18 years old and competing at a Regional or National level?

The Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Sports Scholarship is now open for applications!

Now in its second year, Wiltshire Council, working with local businesses, will provide successful applicants with £500 each towards achieving future success.

Funding can be used to help access training, competitive opportunities, purchase equipment and cover transport costs for attending county, regional and national events. The grant is open to young people who are resident in Wiltshire who are aged between 8 and 18 years old and who are competing at either a Regional or National level in either an Olympic or Paralympic sport or any sport recognised by Sport England.

2014 Sports Scholarship recipient Jamie Phillips who races in BMX said, “It was an honour to be recognised for my sporting performances. Receiving the Sports Scholarship has been a great motivation. The financial support has helped me to continue to develop as a rider, to make physical, technical and tactical improvements and enabled me to secure qualification for both the European Championships in Holland and the World Championships in Belgium in 2015.” 

For further information, grant criteria and to apply go to www.fundingfutureolympians.org.uk

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 11 September 2015.

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Get Healthy, Get Active funding

Get Healthy, Get Active funding

Alongside Public Health England we want to drive a step change in the public’s health. Tackling inactivity is a key part of making this step change to reduce the burden of preventable death, disease and disability, and support people and their communities to achieve their potential.

Aligned to our aspiration of getting more people participating in sport once a week Get Healthy, Get Active is focused on those who are Inactive as this is where we can make a significant contribution to reducing health inequalities and produce the greatest potential health benefit. 
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The Get Healthy, Get Active fund aims to:

  • get more inactive people playing sport once a week for at least 30 minutes;
  • achieve a better understanding of sports contribution to improving public health and the prevention, treatment and management of long term conditions;
  • enable sport and physical activity to be regularly commissioned to meet a wider range of agendas but particularly focusing on reducing health and social care costs;
  • achieve a reduction in health inequalities

We are also interested in what needs to be done to ensure the recommendations of the Inactivity and Sport report are met as well as building upon the early learning documented in Get Healthy, Get Active – What We’ve Learnt So Far.

Further information on how to apply can be found by reading the prospectus and attached FAQs. We have also included two case studies from current Get Healthy, Get Active projects, which reflect how they have modelled and predicted their targets. We hope these will be helpful when developing your own applications.

The online application portal for submitting a project for Get Healthy Get Active Funding will open on December 3rd 2014 .

In the meantime, we have created a version of the application form to give potential applicants a preview of the questions that will be part of the application process. It lists the questions and guidance that will be given on the online portal application form when it opens to aid you in planning your project. Click here to download the form.

http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/get-healthy,-get-active/

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Henry Smith's Charity

Henry Smith's Charity

The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity. They make grants totalling approximately £25 million each year to up to 1,000 organisations and charities for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.

Through their Main Grants Programme and Small and County Grants Programmes they make grants in the following categories, and have provided some examples below of the type of work they will fund under each category:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) 
  • Carers 
  • Community Service 
  • Disability 
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence 
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse 
  • Ex-Service Men and Women 
  • Family Services 
  • Healthcare 
  • Homelessness 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 
  • Mental Health 
  • Older People 
  • Prisoners and Ex-offenders 
  • Prostitution and Trafficking
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers 
  • Young People 

Check the website below for more detailed information and for exclusions.

Their Main Grants Programme is for grants of £10,000 or over.  There are two types of Main Grant:

  • Capital Grants - One off grants for purchase or refurbishment of a building or purchase of specialist equipment.
  • Revenue Grants - Grants of up to three years for things like core costs (including salaries and overheads), or the running costs of a specific project (including staffing costs).

County Grants - Grants for small organisations working in the counties with which we have an historical association, i.e., Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. To be eligible to apply for a County Grant, your annual income must be below £250,000, unless you are working county-wide, in which case your income must be below £1 million.

Application Form: Available to download from the website.  You will find information about how to make your application in the guidelines for each type of grant.  Some grants require you to fill in an application form.  For others there is no application form; instead they provide guidance about how to structure your application and what supporting documents you need to send.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: The Henry Smith Charity, 6th Floor, 65 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2AD Tel: 020 7264 4970

W: http://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk      

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Improvement Fund (Sport England)

Improvement Fund (Sport England)

Purpose: The Improvement Fund runs from 2012 to 2017 and is targeted at medium – sized projects that will improve the quality and experience of sport. It is a capital grant that is aimed at sustainable projects with a clear local need that deliver improvements through new build, modernisation or refurbishment.  It bridges the gap between Sport England’s Strategic Facilities Fund and the Inspired Facilities Fund the latter of which supports smaller scale projects.

Funding is distributed in solicited funding rounds of £9m per year.

Priority projects for Round 3 are those that can demonstrate an impact on participation in the 14 – 25 year old age group and it is expected that the majority of projects supported will be those that are adaptations/improvements to new facilities. Opens 24 April 2014.

Grant Value: The Improvement Fund awards grants of £150,000 - £500,000 in sustainable projects with a clear local need. Note: a minimum of 25% partnership funding is required sourced by the applicant. 

Sign-Post: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/improvement-fund/

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Inspired Facilities Fund (Sport England)

Inspired Facilities Fund (Sport England)

Whether you are a club, local authority, school or parish council you can apply for funding to help you improve your facilities.

Purpose: Inspired Facilities is a £82 million programme that funds the renovation and modernisation of local sports facilities. The Inspired Facilities Fund is open all year round and decision meetings are held twice a year.

Grant Value: From £20,000 - £75,000 (£20,000 to £150,000 for statutory bodies) for any organisation eligible to receive Lottery funding. Note: Partnership funding is preferred. Local authorities, schools and educational establishments are required to provide pound for pound partnership funding.

Sign-Post:  http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/inspired-facilities/

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Live Unltd

Live Unltd

UnLtd support social entrepreneurs. These are all sorts of different people who have set up their own project or business which has ultimately helped other people. UnLtd provides funding and support to those individuals as well as providing legal and financial help if needed.

Live UnLtd is the name for all of the work UnLtd undertakes with young people under the age of 25. It includes their competition ‘Big Challenge‘ and ‘UnLtd Sport Relief.’

These young social entrepreneurs are awarded funding of up to £5,000 to start up their own social venture; from sports teams and recreational groups to hosting events, which is then coupled with non-financial support from a designated Live UnLtd Development Manager in their region.

The programme also gives young people the opportunity to erase the negative stereotypes associated with ‘youth culture’ in the media today and show that with the right financial and non-financial support, young people can become catalysts for positive social change within their community.

Application Form: Applying is quite simple and you have 2 ways to do so. The first is to apply online via the online application form. The second is by downloading the application form and being all retro and filling it in and sending it into their offices.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact:  UnLtd Tel: 0845 850 1122 and ask for your nearest office and they will be happy  to help you.

W: http://www.liveunltd.com

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Lloyds Bank Foundation - Enable Programme

Lloyds Bank Foundation - Enable Programme

Enable provides smaller, shorter term grants to strengthen charities which meet the programme aim, helping them to deliver their mission more effectively. Grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs. These grants are up to a total £15,000 over two years.

What they fund 

They refer to these as development costs. These costs can be for a wide range of activity related to the development and improvement of the capability of your organisation, for example:

  • staff training
  • business and service developments
  • development of monitoring systems
  • organisational mergers and shared services
  • consultancy support
  • quality standards

ENABLE IS NOT A SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME

Application Form: Complete the Expression of Interest Form on the website below after completing the eligibility checker.

Deadline: Expressions of interest can be submitted at anytime.

Contact: Tel: 0870 411 1223 email enquiries@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk.

W: http://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/our-programmes/enable

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Major Events Engagement Fund (Sport England)

Major Events Engagement Fund (Sport England)

Any organisation applying to this fund will be expected to establish an engagement group consisting of the NGB, local Authority and Sports England as a minimum. Therefore any application from a local authority will require written confirmation from the NGB that they are in support of the application and that it will deliver against the NGBs strategic outcomes to include:-

  • Community engagement in area where Games are held.
  • Sustained increase in participation
  • Increase the local engagement before during and after the event e.g; more coaches, pitches & hours
  • Increase the visibility of the sport and access to it in the local area
  • Better signposting and promotion of local opportunity to take part in the sport

Grant Value: up to £150,000

Application is open: twice a year via UK Sport

Web site for full details: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/major-events-engagement-fund/

 

 

 

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Mike Slade Scholarship - to assist young sports stars

Mike Slade Scholarship - to assist young sports stars

Purpose: To assist young sports stars in South Wiltshire with coaching and expenses. It provides grants to young people competing at local or regional level. This covers either individuals or teams, aged 8-17 years old.

Grants are available for:

  • coaching/training fees for an agreed venue outside of south Wiltshire, on one or more occasions:
  • travel costs can be applied for, though funding is not guaranteed
  • the cost of bringing a coach to the home venue, including transport fees and accommodation
  • coaching expertise/training and developmental support such as nutritional advice, personal motivation, biomechanics.

Grant Value: A total fund of £1000 will be allocated annually between 3-5 young people

Signpost: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/sportandfitness/sportandphysicalactivity/sportsgrants/mikesladesportsscholarship.htm

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New Sport England Funding when to apply

New Sport England Funding when to apply

sport england front coversHere you'll find live information about Sport England's new funding opportunities, including the key dates you need to know. Since they published their strategy, Towards an Active Nation, they've been doing a lot of detailed work to develop their new funding programmes.

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OneFamily Foundation Community Awards

OneFamily Foundation Community Awards

The OneFamily Foundation Community Awards will be accepting nominations from 10am on 1 September with funding of up to £25k available.OneFamily

The category for sports & social clubs or groups has one award of £25k and three £5k awards up for grabs.

To get involved, projects will need to be nominated by one of their 2.5m customers across the UK.

You can look for customers to get involved on their website.

The key dates for the next round are as follow:

  • Nominations open 10am 1st September–  9am 29th September
  • Voting open 10am 6th October – midday 3rd November
  • Winners announced w/c 9th November

In the last round of funding, the ‘Worle In All Weathers’ bid from two football clubs in Somerset won one of the £5k awards and will create a sheltered area at their football ground.

See what other OneFamily winners said about getting involved in the awards:

Visit the OneFamily website for further information or email foundation@onefamily.com

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Persimmon Homes Community Champions Fund

Persimmon Homes Community Champions Fund

Funding opportunity for sports clubs to raise £1k of match funding from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions Fund. download

It’s a very straightforward application process – complete a 250 word application form and there is no public vote just a panel. 

The only proviso is that community organisation and charities may apply for funding up to the value of £1k provided they have obtained match funding from their own fundraising efforts.

Here is the link to the funder: http://www.persimmonhomes.com/charity/


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Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant

Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant

The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust and is available for TSOs in the UK.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects.

In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes:

  • Heritage.
  • Education.
  • Health care.
  • Sports facilities.

Grants typically range from £1,000 to £10,000

Deadline: The applications process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Contact: The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust, Soditic Ltd, 12 Charles II Street, London, SW1Y 4QU

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Protecting Playing Fields (Sport England)

Protecting Playing Fields (Sport England)

The programme will fund capital projects that create, develop and improve natural turf playing fields for sporting and community use and offer long term protection of the site for sport.

Purpose: A programme being delivered over 8 separate funding rounds with approximately £4m in total being awarded to projects in each round. Round 7 & 8 will open in the Spring 2015 and 2016 respectively and makes awards in May / June of each year.

Grant Value: Non Statutory From £10,000 up to a maximum of £65,000 for voluntary and education sector applicants no partnership funding. Statutory £10,000 - £100,000 partnership funding is preferred with local authorities expected to match fund on a pound for pound basis and education establishments are expected to find 30% in partnership / education 50% statutory.

Signpost: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/protecting-playing-fields/

 

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Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities

Purpose: Reaching Communities funding from the Big Lottery Fund is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Projects can be new or existing, or be the core work of your organisation. Applications to the fund must achieve one of four outcomes, one of which is healthier and more active people and communities.

Grant Value: 

The Reaching Communities programme has two strands: Reaching Communities revenue and small capital – funding from £10,000 to £500,000 for revenue projects and/or smaller capital projects up to £50,000.

Funding can last for up to 5 years.

Reaching Communities Buildings – funding of between £100,000 and £500,000 for large capital projects.

Signpost: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities

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Rugby Football Foundation Grants

Rugby Football Foundation Grants

Rugby Football Foundation Grants

In 2003 the RFU set up the Rugby Football Foundation as a limited company charity in developing and supporting community rugby clubs. It provides a range of funding streams including ‘Helping Hand’ grants for smaller capital projects (£500 to £1,500), the ‘Groundmatch Grant Scheme, and an Interest Free Loan Scheme for up to £100,000 for capital works for clubs at level 4 and below which contribute to the retention and recruitment of community rugby players.

Signpost: www.rugbyfootballfoundation.org

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Satellite Clubs

Satellite Clubs

Satellite Clubs                              

Please see Satellite Clubs under the ‘Club Development’ section of our web-site. http://www.wiltssport.org.uk/club-development/satellite-clubs

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Screwfix foundation

Screwfix foundation

Screwfix FoundationPriorities/details: The Foundation raises funds throughout the year to support causes that will change people's lives.

They work with both national and local charities donating much needed funding to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability. We review all applications. Of particular relevance are the following:

· Will the funds help people in need (by reason of financial hardship)

· Sickness, disability or other disadvantage or distress) in the UK?

· Does the project relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or

· Construction of homes, community facilities and other buildings?

· Will the project be environmentally friendly?

Who for: Registered charities

Grant amount: Not specified

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at anytime. Applications are reviewed in January, April

and July.

Application process: Online application. Please send completed forms via email to

foundation@screwfix.com

For more information: The Screwfix Foundation, Trade House, Mead Avenue, Yeovil, BA22 8RT

www.screwfix.com/jsp/landing.jsp?id=ScrewfixFoundation

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Small Grants

Small Grants

Small Grants uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more young people (aged 14+) and adults take part and keep a sporting habit for life.

Visit the Sport England website for more information on their Small Grants funding.

Sport England Small Grants

Small Grants uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport

If you are interested in making a Small Grants application Wiltshire and Swindon Sport can assist in you with your application. We can provide you with general guidance and tips for making a successful application or we can prepare your bid for you.[1]

To check your organisation is eligible please complete appendix 1

As part of the application you will need to be able to provide a brief outline of your project (100 words)

Grant applications are more likely to be successful if the project has been carefully thought out and clearly described within the on-line application form. Sport England have put together further guidance about writing your application, which includes a project planning template that we hope will be useful to you

For non-statutory organisations you will need to include copies of the following with your application:

  • Governing document/constitution
  • Most recent accounts (new organisations please submit a three-year income and  expenditure forecast)
  • Last three bank statements (new organisations please provide evidence of that you have a bank account)
  • Child protection policy (if relevant to your project

As with all Lottery applications there are somethings that can be included along with things that are ineligible. We can advise you once you have put together an outline of your project or you can check here

 

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Sportivate Funding

Sportivate Funding

sportivate-inspired-by-2012-artwork-1For details of Sportivate project and the funding application form please follow link:- 

http://www.wiltssport.org/sportivate/304-sportivate-year-4-project-application-deadline

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Strategic Facilities

Strategic Facilities

Purpose: The Strategic Facilities Fund will direct capital investment into a number of key local authority projects that are identified through a strategic needs assessment and that have maximum impact on growing and sustaining community sports partnership.

Grant Value: £500,000 - £2m partnership funding required 

Applications open: from October 2013

Web site for full details: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/strategic-facilities/

 

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Swindon Borough Council - Grant

Swindon Borough Council - Grant

Swindon Borough Council

Offers both Grassroots and Administration Grants of a £1,000 & £500 respectively.

Signpost:  http://www.swindon.gov.uk/cm/cm-grants/cm-grants-community/Pages/cm-grants-community-2014-15.aspx

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Swindon Sports Forum Grants

Swindon Sports Forum Grants

Sports Forum GrantsSwindon Sports Forum

Swindon Borough Council in conjunction with STFC's Community Initiatives Fund has provided the Swindon Sports Forum with funds to issue grants to sports clubs operating within the Borough of Swindon.

There are three categories of grants available for sports clubs with a maximum amount of £1200 being awarded to a club in a 2-year period. In order for a club to be awarded a grant they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a member of the Swindon Sports Forum.

  2. Level 1 Accredited through Swindon Borough Council or have achieved accreditation status through WASP, Sport England Clubmark or your own sports National Governing Body.

For more information about the Swindon Sports Forum grants please email Colin Arch
 

Applications for 2014 will be invited in April.

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Table Tennis England - Capital Facility Fund

Table Tennis England - Capital Facility Fund

Table Tennis England has a club focused capital facilities fund of £272,000 this financial year.

There are three key areas of investment based on evidence, knowledge and a recent facilities audit:

Club Table Scheme (£12,000) To provide additional tables for established clubs.

Club Improvement Fund (£60,000) Grants of up to £10,000 towards upgrading existing facilities.

Dedicated Multi-table Clubs/Facilities Fund (£200,000) Grants from £20,000 to £100,000 towards extending or building a new facility.

In all cases, partnership funding is required and the grant must be spent this financial year.

Further details of all the schemes, how to apply and how decisions are reached can be found in the Club Facility Funding Guidance 2015-16 document. Please read this thoroughly before considering making an application.

To make an application for Club Improvement Fund or Club Table Scheme funding, please click on the relevant link below.

Club Improvement Fund application form 2015-16

Club Table Scheme grant application form 2015-16

If you would like to apply for funding under the Dedicated Multi-table Clubs/Facilities Fund, is it first necessary to fill in an Expression of Interest form – please click on the link below.

Facility Development Projects – Expression of Interest form

May 22, 2015

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Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented Athlete Scheme

Purpose: Wiltshire Council offers support to talented sports people by giving free access to leisure centres managed by Wiltshire Council and centres operated by DC Leisure. The athlete should be competing in either an Olympic or Paralympic sport or a sport recognised by Sport England, at GB / National age group level, either as an individual or in a team. Free access is given to the fitness suites and swimming pools during public sessions (subject to availability).

Grant Value: Free Use of Council Centre Facilities

Signpost: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/sportandfitness/sportandphysicalactivity/talentedathletescheme.htm

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The National Hockey Foundation

The National Hockey Foundation

The National Hockey Foundation

The Foundation is a Charitable Trust originally established to develop and operate the hockey stadium at Milton Keynes. It is separate from the Hockey’s National Governing Body. Grants are generally available for between £10,000 and £75,000 and predominantly awarded to organisations working with young people.

Signpost:www.thenationalhockeyfoundation.com/index.htm

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The Percy Bilton Charity - UK

The Percy Bilton Charity - UK

The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust and company limited by guarantee founded in 1962.

Grants are made to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K.

Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.
Social workers may apply on the behalf of individuals who have a disability or mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic furniture, equipment and clothing.

Organisation that may apply shoud be a registered charity in the U.K. whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

1. Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25)
2. People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems)
3. Older people (aged over 60)

They do not respond to organisations who do not meet the above criteria.

Type of grants offered They have 2 programmes for organisations:

(1) Large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over
i.e. furniture and equipment; building/refurbishment projects.
Please note that they do not fund running costs.

(2) Small grants - Donations of up to £500 towards furnishings and equipment for small projects. This programme is more suitable for smaller organisations. Amount of grant The amount offered will usually depend on the number of applications received in relation to the funds available for distribution. You may therefore not receive the full amount requested.    

The Percy Bilton Charity - UK

The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust and company limited by guarantee founded in 1962.

Grants are made to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K.

Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.
Social workers may apply on the behalf of individuals who have a disability or mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic furniture, equipment and clothing.

Organisation that may apply shoud be a registered charity in the U.K. whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

1. Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25)
2. People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems)
3. Older people (aged over 60)

They do not respond to organisations who do not meet the above criteria.

Type of grants offered They have 2 programmes for organisations:

(1) Large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over
i.e. furniture and equipment; building/refurbishment projects.
Please note that they do not fund running costs.

(2) Small grants - Donations of up to £500 towards furnishings and equipment for small projects. This programme is more suitable for smaller organisations. Amount of grant The amount offered will usually depend on the number of applications received in relation to the funds available for distribution. You may therefore not receive the full amount requested.    

Application Form: Apply in writing using your organisation's headed notepaper using the guidance available on the website. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting. Applications for Small Grants are considered monthly.

Contact: The Percy Bilton Charity, Bilton House, 7 Culmington Road, Ealing, London, W13 9NB Tel: 020 8579 2829 W: www.percybiltoncharity.org.uk/application-organisation.htm

 

 

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Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

Purpose:Torch Trophy Trust bursaries provide financial support to individuals or groups wishing to undertake training to enhance their knowledge or improve their coaching skills to assist their club, organisation or community to develop their chosen sport. You can apply for one of the limited number of bursaries that are granted each year if you are:

  • a volunteer
  • you want to improve your skills
  • your governing body is keen to help out but can't find the funds.

Sports such as athletics, badminton, basketball, bowls, canoeing, cricket, ice hockey, football, gymnastics, swimming, tennis and water polo have all benefitted from grants.

Grant Value: Grants of up to £1,000 are available. Announcements for the 2014 application window for 2014 is awaited.

Signpost: www.torchtrophytrust.org

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True Colours Trust

True Colours Trust

Priorities/details: Trustees of the Trust are committed to supporting a large number of excellent local organisations and projects that support disabled children and their families on a daily basis.

The Trustees are particularly keen to support:

  • Hydrotherapy rooms
  • Mini buses
  • Young carers projects
  • Sibling projects
  • Bereavement support

Who for: Smaller organisations

Grant amount: Up to £10,000

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Application process: Applications are via an on-line application form accessible through the website.

For more information: The True Colours Trust, Allington House (1st Floor), 150 Victoria Street, SW1E 5AE Tel: 0207 410 0330 Fax: 0207 410 0332 Website: www.truecolourstrust.org.uk

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Variety Youth Club Programme

Variety Youth Club Programme

Variety believe that a key way of helping disadvantaged youngsters to achieve their ambitions is through supporting youth clubs.  These facilities give children the activities and interests which will keep them from resorting to crime, anti-social behaviour and drugs at such a vulnerable stage of their lives.

Their work through youth groups and community projects helps to open doors for so many children and young people whom would not otherwise be encouraged to develop their skills and their social networks.

They fund equipment for youth organisations which are affiliated to either Ambition or UK Youth

Application Form: Available to download from the website along with guidelines.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: The Variety Youth Clubs and Grants Manager, Aoife Walshe on 020 7428 8108 or email aoife.walshe@variety.org.uk W: http://variety.org.uk/section.php?id=34

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Wiltshire & Swindon Coach Bursary Scheme

Wiltshire & Swindon Coach Bursary Scheme

Wiltshire & Swindon Coach Bursary Scheme

Please see Wiltshire & Swindon Coach Bursary Scheme under the ‘Coaching’ section of our web-site. http://www.wiltssport.org.uk/coaching/coaching-bursaries

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Wiltshire Community Foundation Grants

Wiltshire Community Foundation Grants

WCF logoThe Wiltshire Community Foundation have 2 grant programmes available to local community groups.  Their aim to support local voluntary groups which benefit those who are disadvantaged - economically, socially, geographically or physically.

Quarterly Foundation Grant Programme
This offers up to £5,000 per year for 3 years to groups which:

  • Are of any size
  • Are based in Wiltshire and Swindon
  • Make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people
  • Exist mostly for the benefit of disadvantaged people

Small Grants ProgrammeThis offers to to £2,000 per year for 2 years to groups which:

  • Are smaller in size
  • Are based in Wiltshire and Swindon
  • Have an average income of less than £50,000

For more information, please call 01380 729284.
Please click here to apply online.

Download a flyer here: pdfWiltshire Community Foundation.pdf181.98 KB

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Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) aim to promote and support sport and physical activity. We can support your club, school and workplace with a range of services including:

If you think we can help you please get in touch… Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk or call 01225 781500.

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Wiltshire Council Community Area Grants

Wiltshire Council Community Area Grants

Wiltshire Council Community Area Grants

Purpose: Funding is available to help provide facilities, equipment and projects that are important to the local community. The Council's Area boards wish to support the idea of volunteering and community involvement so have decided that community area grant funding should go to these groups.

Grant Value:   Up to £5,000 available (more in exceptional cases) for community projects. Funding linked to local priorities. Online application process. Up to and including £500 available for small projects, where there is no matched funding required. Up to 50% of the total cost of a project, where the total cost is more than £500.

Signposting: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/areaboards/areaboardscommunitygrantsscheme.htm

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