Sported’s June Funding Bulletin

Welcome to Sported’s June Funding Bulletin. This month’s newsletter focuses oncapacity building.

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

Big Potential

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Funding is available to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in England in order that they may deliver greater social impact.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 75,000 Minimum Value: £ 20,000

Eligible organisations will be able to access specialist one to one support from the Big Potential programme partners before making an application for grants of between £20,000 and £75,000 to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work with one of Big Potential’s approved providers.

Organisations may apply first for a preliminary grant to undertake development work with a provider of their choice; and then apply for another investment plan grant when the organisation and their provider know that an investment deal is in sight. On some occasions, organisations may apply directly for an investment plan grant when they and their provider agree that an investment deal is in sight.

Big Potential is provided by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership by the Social Investment Business, Charity Bank, Social Enterprise UK, Locality and the University of Northampton.

Funding is available to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England in order that they may deliver greater social impact.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
The SIB Group

Tel: 0207 842 7788
E-Mail: bigpotential@sibgroup.org.uk

Power to Change – Initial Grants Programme

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Funding to help new and existing community businesses in England that are in a position to make a step change in their journey towards long term sustainability within the next six months.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 500,000 Minimum Value: £ 50,000

Grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 are available.

In 2014 a consortium led by Locality, UnLtd and Plunkett Foundation were awarded a contract to deliver support to community businesses across England. Funding is provided by the BIG Lottery Fund and will be administered by the Power to Change Trust

Power to Change will support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England to help more people respond to local need and opportunity, and change the places in which they live for the better.

The Initial Grants Programme has been specifically designed to help new and existing community businesses that are in a position to make a step change in their journey towards long term sustainability within the next six months.

Applications may be submitted at any time between May and December 2015.
Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
Power to Change

E-Mail: igp@thepowertochange.org.uk

Sport England – Small Grants Programme

Funding Body: Sport England
Description:
Grants are available to help not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people to be involved in sport.

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

Grants of between £300 to £10,000 are available, and the total project cost should not exceed £50,000.

The Sport England Small Grants Programme was introduced on 01 April 2009 as the lottery-funded agency’s new method of supporting community sport across England.

Grants ranging between £300 and £10,000 are available for local sports clubs, not-for-profit groups, statutory organisations and educational institutions to carry out projects that:

  • Increase or sustain local participation in sporting activities.
  • Develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

Applications are accepted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Funding Enquiries
Sport England

Tel: 08458 508 508
E-Mail: info@sportengland.org

Football Foundation – Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund

Funding Body: The Football Foundation
Description:
Funding is available to support the development of new or refurbished local football facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces, for the benefit of communities in England.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 500,000 Minimum Value: £ 10,000

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available.

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund is delivered by the Football Foundation with funding provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government via Sport England. The Fund replaces the previous Facilities Scheme, Build the Game and the Premier League Community Facility Fund.

The Fund is a three year £102 million commitment to improving grassroots football facilities across England. It is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces, for community benefit.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
The Football Foundation

Tel: 0845 345 4555
Fax: 0845 345 7057
E-Mail: enquiries@footballfoundation.org.uk

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

Funding Body: Foyle Foundation
Description:
Grant assistance available to small UK charities for projects that will make a significant impact on their work.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 10,000 Minimum Value: £ 1,000

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available.

The Small Grants Scheme is provided by the Foyle Foundation to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities in the UK with projects that have the potential to make a significant difference to their work.

Useful Contacts:
Chief Executive
Foyle Foundation
Tel: 020 7430 9119
E-Mail: sgs@foylefoundation.org.uk

Regional

West Midlands PCC’s Community Initiatives Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the West Midlands is encouraging voluntary and community groups throughout the West Midlands to apply for funding from his Community Initiatives Fund.

For more information on this fund, go to the Funding Central website.

Barrow Cadbury Trust

Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Small Change Programme supports mutual aid at a local level in Birmingham and the Black Country. Mutual aid is defined as an activity in which local people both give and receive help from each other, and one-off grants are available to help groups to start an initiative – or expand existing activities.

Application deadline: 30 June 2015. 

For more information on this programme, go to the SCVO website.

The Eveson Charitable Trust

The Eveson Charitable Trust is a regional Trust that only funds registered charities that are delivering projects that benefit people living in Herfordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.

In order to receive funding, the trust states that you must ‘have activities for the support or relief of’:

  • People with disabilities and mental health problems
  • Children in need
  • Older People
  • Homeless People
  • Hospitals/Hospices
  • Medical research into any of the above

You can apply for up to £15,000 but with the average grant offered around £7,000, lower monetary applications are more likely to be successful.

Applications can be made at any time but must meet the Trust’s office two months before the Trustees meeting. These are held quarterly, usually at the end or middle of March and June and the beginning of October and January.

Application forms can be obtained on request by contacting The Eveson Charitable Trust directly at:
Alex Gay,
The Eveson Charitable Trust,
Gloucester,
GL1 1LP.

New Postcode Community Trust Community Grants Scheme

The Postcode Community Trust was established this year to provide funding to charities and community groups that are working to support the development of their communities, the protection of the environment, engagement in sport, the advancement of health, promotion of human rights and the prevention of poverty.

The Postcode Community Trust is able to offer the Community Grants scheme with funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The grants scheme is intended for charities and community groups to deliver projects that have a positive impact on their local community.

Although grants range from £500 to £20,000, only registered charities can apply for grants exceeding £2,000.

Projects must meet one of the three following funding themes:

  • Advancement of community development.
  • Advancement of health.
  • Environmental improvement.

Projects can meet more than one of the above themes. However, applicants will have to choose the funding theme that is most suitable for the project on the application form.

There will be two rounds of funding in 2015. Registered charities and other not-for-groups in all areas of Scotland and Wales can apply to each round.

The fund is open to the following Midlands regions of England:

  • East Midlands – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire.
  • West Midlands – Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.

Deadline 31st July 15 
Applications can be submitted only during the designated round:

  • 1 July 2015 to 31 July 2015 for applications from East and West Midlands, Scotland and Wales.

The application form will be available to complete online once the Fund is open to applications. In the meantime, the guidance notes are available to download form thePostcode Community Trust website.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Club Development Grants

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.

Useful Contacts:
Leisure Development Officer
Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum
Tel: 024 7637 6120

Mrs A Hayes
Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum
7 Snowdon Close
Nuneaton
CV10 8QD

Nuneaton and Bedworth – Club Start Up Grants

Funding Body: Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum
Description:
Small grants are available for sports groups in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area to start a sports club.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 100 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Small grants of up to £100 are available.

The Club Start Up 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 support the establishment of new sports clubs in Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Useful Contacts:
Mrs Janet Stubbs
Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum
78 Bulkington Lane
Whitestone
Nuneaton
CV11 4SA

Warwick District Community Forum Grant Fund

Funding Body: Warwickshire County Council
Description:
Grants are available to local not-for-profit organisations and town and parish councils for projects that meet the identified priorities of Warwick District community forums.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 3,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants of usually no more than £3,000 per project are available.

The Community Forum Grant Fund is a joint initiative between Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council. Funding is intended to help each of the community forums in Warwick District to meet their identified priorities.

There are seven community forums/localities in Warwick District, each with their own pot of money.

A community forum is made up of people and agencies who want to improve life in their local area.

Anyone who lives or works in their forum area can apply for a grant to support priority work, and everyone who attends the community forum can have a say in how the grant money is spent.
Applications will be considered until all the funding has been allocated for their area.

Useful Contacts:
Community Partnership Team
Warwick District Council
Tel: 01926 456102
E-Mail: southernareateam@warwickshire.gov.uk

Worcestershire County Council – Changing Futures Fund

Funding Body: Worcestershire County Council
Description:
A range of Support Packages are available for the establishment or development of voluntary and community sector organisations based in, and providing services to, local communities in Worcestershire.

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

The following are available:

  • Professions Support Package.
  • Organisational Set-up Package.
  • Financial Sustainability Package.
  • Marketing Support Package.
  • The New Ways of Working Package (including asset transfer).
  • Procurement Package.
  • Fund Raising Package.
  • Understanding and Setting Outcomes Package.
  • Positive Activities.

Worcestershire County Council created the three-year Changing Futures Fund in April 2012 as part of its commitment to developing strong, sustainable voluntary and community organisations within the county.

Guidance and support is provided through a range of different Support Packages to new, developing or more established voluntary and community (VCS) organisations across Worcestershire.

The Council has developed a group of approved providers who are experienced in providing support to the voluntary and community sector (VCS). The Fund aims to connect VCS organisations with the experts who can guide them through what can be complex issues, for example, organising financial systems, budgeting, procurement and marketing.

Useful Contacts:
Suzy James
Worcestershire County Council
Tel: 01905 728650
E-Mail: cff@worcestershire.gov.uk


Your Network, Your Voice

We wanted to let you know that Your Network, Your Voice will be open from 17 June 2015. This is an opportunity to let us know your views about Sported’s member services. Watch this space for more information….

See you next month!

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