#ThisBrumGirlCan – Grants for Community Organisations
This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England which launched on 12th January with the aim of celebrating active women everywhere who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get!
In Birmingham, the City Council and Sport Birmingham will be planning to maximise the impact of the national campaign by organising a series of events on, and around Sunday 8th March, culminating in a big party across the whole of the city to coincide with International Women’s day.
The aim will be to reach into the communities of Birmingham and get women and girls taking part in fun activities that improve their lives.
In order to support the local focus of the This Girl Can campaign, we are opening a grant process for organisations and groups of individuals to apply for small grants of up to £500 to put on activities for women and girls locally during this period.
The deadline for applications is on Saturday 21st February. For further information on how to apply, please see the attached form.
Grow the Game Funding
The Football Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by the Premier League and The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation, and is open until 18th February 2015. Further information can be found here: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/grow-the-game/
Swimathon Foundation Community Grants
Grants are available from £300 to £2,500 to individuals and groups who provide opportunities for swimming and promote the sport in their local communities. Applications will close on the 6th March 2015 at 5pm.
Please note: Activities must take place at pools currently offering Swimathon.
In Birmingham these include:
· Tiverton Pool & Fitness, B29 6BU
· Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, B27 7NS
· Stechford Cascades, B33 8QN
· Harborne Pool & Fitness Centre, B17 9QS
· Woodcock Sports Centre & Pool, Aston University, B4 7ET
Further information can be found at here – http://www.swimming.org/asa/news/general-announcements/swimathon-community-grants-2015-now-open/23050
TALENT BONDS FOR 16-25 YEARS OLDS
Grants are available for any young people (16-25) of up to £300.00 for something that harnesses their talent/s and that will help their personal and/or professional development.
The young person does not need to pay this back and it is totally free of charge! Past examples of talent bonds that have been awarded include a suit for interviews and football kit – but these are not limited to physical items; it could be used to help pay for driving lessons or a provisional driving license. Other people have used this money to pay for books for studies, courses to support their further education. Further information on how to apply can be found here: http://www.bvsc.org/news/talent-bonds-16-25-years-olds
All the above offer a great opportunity to develop disability clubs within your area, so please promote to all interested parties.
Investment and Development Manager
Investing in Active Lifestyles
DD: 0121 296 5175
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