Download the comprehensive guide to funding for coaches in England here: http://www.sportscoachuk.org/sites/default/files/CSSN%20Funding%20Guide%20Jan%202013.pdf
The ‘Great Start’ campaign being run by Gillette is now live. Gillette will be awarding ‘Great Start’ grants to people who apply. The grants will be available to both existing and new coaches who are starting out, with applications made via www.facebook.com/GilletteUK
Summary Five thousand pounds is available to support the development of netball for those aged under 21. Equipment, courses, coaching, facilities and promotion of netball are all eligible. Projects must demonstrate a long-term impact/benefit. More information www.englandnetball.co.uk/About_Us/AENA_Youth_Trust.php
Summary The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) pages offer information on both national and regional funding streams available in swimming. More information:
National funding: www.swimming.org/asa/teaching-and-coaching/teacher-funding/national-funding-opportunities/2200/
Funding by region: www.swimming.org/asa/teaching-and-coaching/funding-opportunities-for-teachers-coaches/
Summary B4S is a social enterprise that supports colleges, sports clubs, schools, youth clubs, communities and charities by turning unwanted clothing into useful cash. Fifty full bags could earn a sports club £200, and B4S will pay a further 2% on top of this for donations weighing over one tonne. Telephone 01380-728 880. More information www.bag4sport.co.uk
Summary Each month, the winner of the award will receive £1000 for their group or organisation and a limited edition trophy, and be entered into the end of season award to win a further £5000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com
Summary Run in partnership with the Football Foundation, the programme focuses on regeneration and sports, creating sustainable sports sites for people to engage in sport and physical activities in areas without such facilities. Telephone 0121-236 8565. More information http://group.barclays.com/Citizenship/Community-Investment/Community-programmes/Barclays-Spaces-for-Sports
Summary The Foundation provides support to registered charities of up to £5000. It avoids publishing specific areas of interest to maintain a broad spectrum of charitable giving. However, most grants for sport fall into the following categories: education; youth; community; health; or leisure. Telephone 020-7408 2198 or email email@example.com
Summary Various funding programmes are available. Of particular interest is the Reaching Communities programme. Telephone the advice line on 08454-102 030. More information www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Summary Awards for All provides lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000 to fund projects that involve people in their communities through local groups and activities. The project must meet at least one of the Big Lottery Fund’s outcomes. Telephone the advice line on 08454-102 030. More information www.awardsforall.org.uk
Summary Reaching Communities has been expanded. Projects involving community buildings within targeted urban and rural settings will be able to apply for funding of between £100,000 and £500,000. Telephone the advice line on 08454-102 030. More information www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Summary The Trust aims to Build On Overlooked Sporting Talent. All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport. Grants are categorised into small awards (£500 or less) and large awards (over £500). Telephone Lucy Till on 020-7078 1955 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information www.boostct.org
Summary Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme enabling clubs to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications and generally invest in the sustainability of their club. There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1000. Applications can be submitted at any time, and grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. More information www.cash-4-clubs.com
Summary Clubs register for free and, as a member, you are able to raise money, save money and access support. For example, you can place an advert on your club’s website and earn up to £150 per year. More information www.clubnet.org.uk
Summary Grants are available to support projects through the Sport for Change and Local Communities programmes. On average, grants are of between £25,000 and £40,000 per year. Funding can be used to cover both running and capital costs. Comic Relief is keen to make sure the funding reaches all parts of the UK, especially areas that often miss out, such as rural communities. More information www.comicrelief.com/apply_for_a_grant/
Sport England have launched a key new scheme. The Community Sport Activation Fund is spending £40 million over the next four years to support grassroots activity at a very local level.
The kinds of projects they expect to fund include:
- activities reflecting a broad range of sports
- informal opportunities which could lead to regular participation
- multi-sport activities which provide people with a range of choices and opportunities to suit them
- family orientated activities with a focus on 14 plus age group
- local activator roles that focus on directly organising and delivering new opportunities for participation.
Projects could be for up to three years and the grants will range from £50,000 - £250,000 with up to a third match funding required (half of which must be cash). Voluntary and community groups, sports clubs, or local authorities can apply.
The fund is open for set rounds over the next two years (2013-2015). The first round closes on 4 February 2013, and the next is 7 May to 1 July 2013.
For further information and guidance go to:
Summary While not a grant-giving group, this website (from HM Revenue & Customs [HMRC]) outlines tax-break opportunities for community sports clubs. Telephone 0845-302 0203. More information www.hmrc.gov.uk/casc/casc_guidance.htm
Summary Applications to the Community Fund can only be submitted online. Grants of between £100 and £2000 are available. If you are a newly formed group (less than three months old), the maximum you can apply for is £500. Telephone 0844-262 4001. More information www.co-operative.coop/corporate/ethicsinaction/communities/fundsandfoundations/communityfund/
Summary Five £1000 support packages are available each month throughout 2011 to encourage the development of clubs across the country. A simple application form is all that needs to be completed to apply. More information www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/amateur/8281316/A-1000-amateur-sports-club-grant-could-be-yours.html
Summary The Football Foundation has various funding streams, including: Facilities; Build the Game; Grow the Game; Corporate Partner Programmes; Football Stadia Improvement Fund; Extra Time; Inside Right; PlaySport London Facility Fund; and Premier League Community Facility Fund. Telephone 0845-345 4555. More information www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Summary Funding comes via the fund-raising efforts of head office, shop staff, customers and ‘event days’. Initially, the support of a local shop should be secured in raising funds on behalf of a cause. Any monies raised are banked with the trust, with consideration of additional funds being added by Ladbrokes taken by the trust’s grants committee. More information www.ladbrokesplc.com/responsible-business/communities-and-charities.aspx
Summary The charity supports organisations seeking to encourage youth participation in cricket and other sporting/leisure activities. In particular, the scheme wishes to fund organisations involved with young people who have social, environmental, physical or learning disadvantages. Telephone Richard Anstey on 020-7821 2828 or email email@example.com. More information www.lordstaverners.org
Summary Lottery Funding is a joint website run by all lottery funders in the UK. This site allows you to search for information on current funding programmes across the UK, including Awards For All and the Big Lottery Fund. More information www.lotteryfunding.org.uk
Summary Grants of £500–£5,000 are available for projects lasting up to three months in the areas of community development, public sports, advancement of health, human rights, poverty prevention and environmental protection. More information www.postcodetrust.org.uk
Summary The foundation has an Opportunities through Sport programme aimed at assisting sports activities or projects for disabled or disadvantaged individuals. Telephone 01737-228 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information www.peterharrisonfoundation.org
Summary The Rowing Foundation provides funding for participation in sports and games, particularly water sports. It aims to aid and support young people (those under 18 or still in full-time education) and disabled people of all ages through their participation in sport and games in Britain. Projects must incorporate participation in sport and games, particularly water sports. Telephone Pauline Churcher, Secretary, on 020-8878 3723 or email email@example.com. More information www.therowingfoundation.org.uk
Summary The Fund aims to use the power of sport and sporting activity to bring about positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and their communities. Funding is for community groups, small charities and schools. Telephone Rebecca Hanshaw on 020-7820 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information www.steveredgravefund.com
Summary The trust aims to protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces. You can apply to obtain Queen Elizabeth II Field status. All areas designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field will then be able to apply for grants to make improvements to the recreation area. There are two different strands: the QEII Fields Volunteer Support Fund, with grants up to £5000; and the QEII Major Works Fund, with grants up to £25,000. More information www.sitatrust.org.uk
Summary The Foundation will invest small grants in small community organisations operating in rural areas, and market and coastal towns, with the aim of encouraging and enabling people to take part in their communities. Small grants are up to £1000 (most grants will be in the region of £200–£600). Telephone 01275-333 666. More information www.the-foundation.org.uk/grants.htm
Summary Funding is available to support innovative, large-scale, multi-sport facility projects that are regionally significant for at least two sports and can demonstrate long-term financial viability. Round two opens in autumn 2011 and round three in autumn 2012. Telephone 08458-508 508 or email email@example.com. More information www.sportengland.org/about_us/places_people_play/iconic_facilities.aspx
Summary Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available where there is a proven local need for a facility to be modernised, extended or refurbished to open up new sporting opportunities. Telephone 08458-508 508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information http://inspiredfacilities.sportengland.org
Summary Applications are invited from sports recognised by Sport England for projects with a clear sporting outcome. Awards of between £300 and £10,000 are made for community-level activities. There is an online application process. Telephone 08458-508 508 or email email@example.com. More information www.sportengland.org/funding/small_grants.aspx
Summary Sportsmatch can match commercial business sponsorship for a grass-roots sporting event or activity. Sportsmatch acts as an incentive by offering to double the pot of money available from your sponsor on a pound-for-pound matching basis. A minimum of £1000 is required to be matched. Telephone 08458-508 508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information www.sportengland.org/funding/sportsmatch.aspx
Summary Grants between £300 and £2500 are available to help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible. Applicants must be a representative of, or have the support of, a pool participating in Swimathon or Simply Swim 2011. More information www.swimathon.org/page.php?page=Foundation
Summary The Scheme supports local community projects whose core work supports the welfare of children, elderly people and people with disabilities, and which are based in areas where Tesco has stores. One-off donations range between £500 and £4000, and applications for larger grants of between £4000 and £25,000 are also considered. Telephone 0845-612 3575. More information http://cr2010.tescoplc.com/communities/tesco-charity-trust.aspx
Summary Bursaries of £100–£1000 are available to support volunteers in improving their skills as coaches or officials. 50% funding is available, and a governing body of sport letter of support is required. Telephone Angela Sasso on 020-7976 3900 or email email@example.com. More information www.torchtrophytrust.org
Summary UnLtd provides opportunities for young people aged 11–21 years to bring communities together, help promote understanding and solve problems through sport, arts and recreational activities. Two categories of funds are available: between £500 and £5000; and up to £15,000. Telephone 020-7566 1100. More information www.unltd.org.uk
The aim of the female coach bursary scheme is to support and develop female coaches already working within the female game or those who are looking to start coaching within a club. Bursaries are available for £70 towards a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football or £185 towards a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football.
For more information please contact Natasha Angel at Natasha.Angel@hampshirefa.com
We are part of a national network of 58 active Community Foundations across the UK who play a leading role in the development of local philanthropy to sustain voluntary action within our communities. They focus on small community projects and on average give out a max of £2,500 per project.
For more information visit http://www.hantscf.org.uk/
sported. is a national charity that provides support to community sport organisations that work with young people in disadvantaged areas. We do this by providing business resources and financial assistance, so that these organisations can concentrate on doing what they do best - improving the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.
For more information visit http://www.sported.org.uk/your-region/south-east or contact Paul Napthine on 07900 928514/0207 389 1913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org