Sported – Providing Training July 16

Providing training – July 2016
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Dear Mandy

Welcome to this month’s funding bulletin.

If you need support with funding applications you can apply for our new support service, Light Touch. Information and how to apply can be found in Your sported Network.


Whilst some of the funds are general, the theme for this month is providing training.

If you don’t see any funding opportunities relevant to you below, we also offer a bespoke funding advice service to help match you with funders who are more appropriate for your needs. To access this, visit Your Sported Network where you can also find our top tips for writing funding applications and other helpful hints.

The funding information contained within this bulletin is provided courtesy of Grant Advisor.  To find out more about a particular funding source please go directly to the funder’s website. The information contained with this bulletin was correct at the time of publishing.


National

Awards for All – England

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Grants are available for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 10,000 Minimum Value: £ 300

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

The Awards for All programme will not give more than £10,000 (in one or more grants) to an organisation in any one year period.

Awards for All is a small grants programme provided by the Big Lottery Fund with the aim of funding projects that will improve the quality of life for local communities.

Grants are available for voluntary and community groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations, and statutory bodies, including schools and town councils, to carry out projects.

Latest Information:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Awards for All Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund
Tel: 08454 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@awardsforall.org.uk

Comic Relief: Core Strength Programme

We are pleased to announce the ‘Core Strength’ funding programme is now open with a deadline of midday on 27/07/2016. Grants of up to £40,000 over 2 years are available to support organisations core running costs and capacity building.

In order to be eligible applicants must:

  • Have a core focus (stated in their constitution) delivering services in one of our four the theme areas:
    – Investing in children and young people to be ready for the future
    – Empowering women and girls to be free to lead the lives they choose
    – Improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged people
    – Building stronger communities in areas of disadvantage, deprivation and poverty
  • Have a track record of at least 5 years, be community embedded and committed for long-term.
  • Have demonstrable regional or local significance e.g: providing the only service of its type in an area; providing exceptional quality services to highly disadvantaged people; possessing expertise and experience that would be a real loss to the sector if no longer available.
  • Be working in the UK in areas of significant disadvantage, deprivation or poverty, including rural isolation.
  • Have a turnover of between £100,000 -£500,000 (or average of last 2 years full accounts to take account of contract variations)
  • Have a current plan and budget covering the period to at least 2017
  • Have not more than a year’s unrestricted reserves (not including fixed assets).
  • Meet the usual Comic Relief organisational eligibility criteria (a charity or an organisation with a constitution and asset lock delivering work that is charitable. Not statutory, no individuals).
  • Current grantees can apply but must have less than 12 months funding left of their current grant.

You can submit your proposal for core funding from 16th June 2016 to midday 27th July 2016.

Full details on the Comic Relief website at: http://www.comicrelief.com/grants/initiatives.

Peter Harrison Foundation – Opportunities through Sport Programme

Funding Body: Peter Harrison Foundation
Description:
Grants are available to charities within the UK running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

There is no minimum or maximum level of grant available. Each grant request will be reviewed on its own merits.

Applicants may only apply to one of the Foundation’s programmes at any time.

The Peter Harrison Foundation has been set up to give grants to people with disabilities and those that are disadvantaged. Under the Opportunities through Sport Programme the Foundation wishes to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
Peter Harrison Foundation
Tel: 01737 228000
E-Mail: enquiries@peterharrisonfoundation.org

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Funding Body: The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Description:
Grants are available to charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for small, local projects working to address community issues in areas of extreme Urban Deprivation or remote, socio-economically deprived Rural Areas.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 40,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

The Foundation offers the following levels of support:

  • Small Grants – are designed to help smallest groups who work directly within their area of need.
    • Core, salaries and project grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income under £100,000.
    • Capital grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income under £250,000.
  • Standard Grants – are aimed at small to medium sized organisation (with incomes between £100,000 and £500,000) with decisions made quarterly.
    • Core, salaries, project and capital grants between £5,001 and £10,000 for organisations
  • Large Grants – are for organisations with an income of up to £5 million.

Capital grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 for purchase, alteration and improvement of buildings, including village halls and community centres, and for large items of capital equipment such as vehicles.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, founded in 1997, is a medium sized grantmaker distributing around £2.2 million a year to projects run by charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK.

The Foundation’s grants programme targets small, local projects working to address community issues in areas of extreme Urban Deprivation or remote, socio-economically deprived Rural Areas. Organisations need to have a demonstrable track record of success.

Under these two main aims, the Foundation supports projects working under the general headings of:

  • Community Support
  • Arts, Heritage & Education
  • Disability and Healthcare.
Applications can be made at any time. Decisions for small grants are made within four to six weeks and quarterly for standard and large grants.

Useful Contacts:
Judith Leigh

Tel: 020 7264 4990

Marie Hale
Tel: 020 7264 4990

Regional

Sport Solihull – Small Grants Programme

Funding Body: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Description:
Grants are available to assist Solihull’s local sports clubs and organisations with their plans to initiate and implement sporting development plans.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 22/08/2016
Maximum Value: £ 1,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Sport Solihull (formerly Solihull Sports Council) represents local sport. It provides a forum for the voluntary sports sector to meet and discuss a wide range of sporting matters while at the same time, acts in partnership with other agencies and works closely with Solihull Council.

As part of its work in the community, Sport Solihull administers a Small Grants Programme to help local clubs with their future development.

2016/17 deadlines: 22 August 2016, 23 December 23 2016 and 3 April 2017.

Useful Contacts:
David Acton
Sport Solihull
E-Mail: dacton@solihull.gov.uk

Newcastle-under-Lyme – Small Grants

Funding Body: Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
Description:
Grants are available for community groups, residents’ groups, voluntary organisations and Social Enterprises that are providing services for residents of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 26/08/2016
Maximum Value: £ 1,500 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Applicants may apply for more than one grant per year providing that the applications are for distinct and different projects and do not exceed the maximum amount of £1,500.

The Small Grants Scheme is provided by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.
Funding is intended to support small-scale projects that will improve the quality of life in local communities across the Borough. All projects must coincide with the Council’s four main priorities, which are:

  • A clean, safe and sustainable borough.
  • A borough of opportunity.
  • A healthy and active community.
  • A co-operative Council delivering high quality, community-driven services.

2016/17 deadlines: 23 May 2016 (5pm), 26 August 2016 (5pm), 21 November 2016 (5pm) and 9 February 2016 (5pm).

Useful Contacts:
Robin Wiles
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
Tel: 01782 742493
E-Mail: robin.wiles@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner – Active Citizens Fund

Funding Body: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands
Description:
Funding is available for projects in the West Midlands that will make a difference to communities and that they can be actively engaged in.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Two types of applications will be considered for funding:

  • Community Projects will usually require larger amounts of funding and will be supported at partnership level with engagement from other agencies. There is no upper or lower limit on the amount of funding that could be available, but these funds are designed to support projects rather than one-off expenses or events. There is an expectation that these projects will be sustainable beyond the period for which funding is provided, and may take a number of years to show benefits.
  • Small Grants may be used to help the community to purchase equipment or may be used to support a one-off community event or initiative. These grants will usually be smaller amounts, although there is no upper or lower limit.

Revenue items may be included where this is essential to the running of a time-limited project.

The Active Citizens Fund combines three previous streams of funding so that West Midlands Police (WMP) will be better placed to engage with the public and encourage ‘active citizenship’. This means that communities in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton will be actively involved in projects that will make a positive difference to themselves.

Local Policing Units (LPUs) have an annual budget to help fund community projects that reflect the priorities of WMP and its partners. The decision as to whether an application is successful will be made by the LPU Commander.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands
Tel: 0121 626 6060
E-Mail: wmpcc@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum

Funding Body: Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum
Description:
Funding is available to local sports clubs in Nuneaton and Bedworth for new activities and projects that will help with the club’s development.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 150 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

The following types of grant are available:

  • Club start up grants of up to £100
  • Club development grants of up to £150
  • Trophy grants

The Club Development Grant scheme is provided by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and administered in partnership with the Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum (NBSF).

Funding is intended to assist the increase in the numbers of people taking part in sport and active recreation and assist in the creation and support and development of sporting pathways.

Assistance is available for projects that help local clubs to recruit new members, train coaches, and also to build the capacity of the club.

Applications can be made at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Ann Hayes
Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum
E-Mail: ann_hayes1@btinternet.com

Rowlands Trust

Funding Body: Rowlands Trust
Description:
Grants are available for registered charities active in the West Midlands and South Midlands for general charitable purposes.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

It is the Trustees’ usual practice to make grants only for capital expenditure. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Rowlands Trust offers grants for registered charities and charitable organisations active in the West Midlands and South Midlands.

The scheme is intended to support projects that support children and older people, as well as people with a disability or special needs.

Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at quarterly Trustee meetings.

Useful Contacts:
Amandip Dhillon
Rowlands Trust
Tel: 0121 456 8308
E-Mail: amandip.dhillon@mills-reeve.com

Sport Worcester Grant

Funding Body: Worcester City Council
Description:
Grants are available to assist affiliated sports clubs and talented sports people in Worcester.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 500 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants up to £300 for individuals.

Grants up to £500 for organisations.

The Sport Worcester Grant scheme is provided by Worcester City Council and administered by Sport Worcester. Funding is intended to assist sports clubs and talented sports people in Worcester. Grant aid is offered to sports clubs which are members of Sport Worcester and individual participants in sporting activities which are not for profit.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
c/o Hannah Cox
Sport Worcester

Tel: 01905 721164
E-Mail: hannah.cox@worcester.gov.uk


Thank you for reading. I hope you find the information useful.

Terry from the Sported team.