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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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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 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

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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Biffa Award Grants

Biffa Award Grants

Sporting clubhouses or pavilions are eligible for grants through Biffa Awards, but only if the building can demonstrate regular use by the wider community beyond the sports club or team.

Recreation is an activity of leisure for enjoyment, pleasure and development purposes, and every community should have access to high-quality recreational spaces. These spaces are pivotal in developing a sense of community and providing opportunities for improved health and wellbeing for people of all ages.Biffa Award provides funding under the Recreation theme to projects that transform open spaces for the benefit of the community, providing them with more opportunities to become involved in recreational activity.

Examples of projects that fall under this category are green spaces, woodland walks, play areas and community gardens.Your project must be based within 5 miles of a Biffa Operation or 10 miles of an active Biffa landfill site

Website: click here

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Carriers for Causes project by One Stop One Stop

Carriers for Causes project by One Stop One Stop

carrierbagsCarriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants, of up to £2000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’.

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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)

The Co-op have a fund available for community projects.  This is made up of 1% of their members spend on own-brand products plus money from carrier bag sales. The scheme has raised over £18 million for local causes!

Visit their website to find out more about how you can put your cause forward as a possible beneficiary.

Website: click here

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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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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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Erasmus+ Programme offers support to Sport

Erasmus+ Programme offers support to Sport

There are a variety of opportunities under Erasmus+ for organisations to apply for funding to deliver sports-related activities. Some of these opportunities are run by the UK National Agency under the education, training and youth parts of the programme; others are run by the Executive Agency under a specific sport strand of the programme.

Decentralised activities managed by the UK National Agency

Organisations actively involved in sport can take part in decentralised activities if their projects are intended to use sport in the context of education and training or youth activities. This could include, for example, work placements abroad for sport apprentices, staff training for coaches, volunteers or youth workers involved in delivering sports activities in a formal or informal context or partnership projects aimed at improving provision in the teaching of sporting skills.

You will need to apply based on the sector that your project will cover i.e. higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth.  If you are unsure which sector your project would fall under then please get in touch.

Centralised activities run by the European Commission’s Executive Agency

The opportunities managed by the Executive Agency are funded under the sports strand of Erasmus+ and are aimed at supporting European partnerships focused on grassroots sport.

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative Partnerships support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices in sport and physical activity.

Not-for-profit European Sport Events

Europe-wide voluntary sport events can be funded including organisation, implementation and legacy activities.

Website: click here

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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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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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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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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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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

PersimmonPersimmon has two brilliant schemes which give money to good causes. Their Community Champions programme gives away grants of up to £1000 to local community groups and charities and their brand new Healthy Communities programme is giving away a whopping £600,000 in cash donations to support amateur sport for young people. The top prize is £200,000 so apply without delay.

Please visit the Persimmon website for more information.

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Peter Harrison Opportunities Through Sport Grant

Peter Harrison Opportunities Through Sport Grant

Peter Harrison logoApplications for this programme are accepted from charities throughout the United Kingdom.

The Trustees wish to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfill their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.

Grants will often be “one off” grants for capital projects. We will, however, also consider revenue funding for a new project or if funding is key to the continuing success or survival of an established project.

The Trustees welcome applications for the following types of project:

  • Projects which provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport
  • Projects that have a strong training and/or educational theme within a sporting activity
  • Projects that provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people
  • Projects with a high degree of community involvement
  • Projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction

More information about the application process can be found here.

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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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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.

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.

 

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Swindon Sports Forum Grants

Swindon Sports Forum Grants

Swindon Sports Forum

Swindon Borough Council  funded by Swindon Town Football Club’s Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) has provided the Swindon Sports Forum with funds to issue grants on an annual basis to sports clubs operating within the Borough of Swindon.

Aims of the Grants

The objective of the grants is to raise the standard of sport in Swindon at all levels and to increase inclusivity and participation in sport.
Standards can be raised through improving performance levels, upgrading facilities, developing coaches and increasing participation levels.

Who is eligible for Swindon Sports Forum Grants?

Applications can only be made by authorised officials of Sports Clubs (and individuals through their Sports Clubs) that operate in Swindon Borough.

The sports club must be;

  1. A member of the Swindon Sports Forum (Please register by contacting James Moss at VAS – (Contact details here) and attend Sport Forum meeting regularly
  2. Accredited to at least level 1 through Swindon Sports Forum or have achieved Clubmark status through WASP, Sport England or their own sport’s National Governing Body. If your club is not yet accredited – contact our grants officer Neil Bromley at neilg.bromley@ntlworld.com

Website: click here

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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.

Website: click here

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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

The Torch Trophy Trust is a charity that rewards, recognises and supports volunteers in sport and recreation.

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 and develop their chosen sport.

A limited number of bursaries are granted by the Trust each year. Applications can be made if you are:

  • A voluntary provider.
  • Seeking to improve a skill that will benefit the local community or group to which you are affiliated.
  • Your governing body wishes to assist but cannot provide adequate funding for your chosen activity.
  • Under 25 years old.
  • Wishing to gain a Level One coaching qualification.

Bursaries range from £100-£500 and must not account for more than 50 per cent of the total costs of any course or activity.

Website: click here

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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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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Learning Disability Large 1Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations in accordance with criteria that are regularly reviewed and decided by the Trustees.

In July 2008, the Trustees reviewed its grants policy and decided to concentrate on projects addressing Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation.

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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.

Website: click here

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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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Wiltshire Council Support for Athletes

Wiltshire Council Support for Athletes

Wiltshire Council is proud of its talented sports people and recognises that support to help achieve at the top level of their sport is invaluable.  They offer a range of grants to support athletes, including:

  • Elite athlete grant
  • Sports scholarships
  • Free leisure centre membership for GB athletes

Visit the Wiltshire Council website for more details.

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Young Unltd Spaces 4 Change

Young Unltd Spaces 4 Change

Spaces for Change (S4C) is a UK wide programme that will find, fund, support and connect young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.

Eligibility

  • be between the age of 16-24
  • Beneficiaries must be UK based
  • have an idea for a social venture that will unlock the potential benefits of unused or under-utilised spaces for the local community, especially other young people
  • apply as an individual or an informal group of up to four people (with groups only the lead will complete the application form, the lead will also be responsible for the award)
  • fulfil a clear demand and need, with clear outputs and goals

Website: click here

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