Sported’s Latest Bulletin September 2016

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 carrying out refurbishments.

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 Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund launches next week on the 13th of September. We are encouraging Sported members to apply for this fund and then harness the support from their communities to get lots of votes for their project.

All projects from Sported members will be championed on Sported’s social media channels.

All the information that you need can be found at

http://www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/ and this year there is a new category: Sport in the Community – so more opportunity for Sported members to be successful in securing a grant.

Have a good read of the submission guide and start thinking about your application NOW as submissions close on the 11th of October.

Sported volunteers will be on hand in September to look over applications and offer assistance so look out for more information about this.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, contact membership@sported.org.uk


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.

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.

Priority is given to groups with lower income.

Useful Contacts:
Awards for All Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund

Tel: 08454 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@awardsforall.org.uk

Central Social and Recreational Trust

Funding Body: Central Social and Recreational Trust
Description:
Grants are available for sports clubs and organisations in the UK to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of disadvantaged children who are under the age of 21 years.

Grants will generally be no more than £1,000 although the Trustees will consider applications above this figure in exceptional circumstances.

Useful Contacts:
Beverley Gold
Central Social and Recreational Trust

Tel: 020 7386 6106
E-Mail: beverleygold@btinternet.com

England – Reaching Communities

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Grants are available for projects which encourage voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas for funding. It will support projects that improve the quality of life in communities across England, offering help where it is most needed.

The Reaching Communities programme has two strands:

  • Reaching Communities: grants of more than £10,000 are available for revenue funding and equipment. However, applicants that are applying for over £500,000 must contact BIG first.
  • Reaching Communities buildings: for projects involving land or buildings, grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available. Applicants seeking grants of more than £100,000 can apply under the Reaching Communities Buildings Programme.

Funding is available for projects lasting up to five years.

Useful Contacts:
General Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund

Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk

England – Reaching Communities Buildings

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Funding is available to replace or improve existing community buildings that will help people and communities most in need in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England.

Funding is available for land and buildings projects costing more than £100,000. Applicants seeking less than £100,000 can apply for funding under the Reaching Communities Programme.

The project can receive funding for a total of five years, and the building element of the project should take a maximum of two years to complete.

Funding is being targeted at buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England, while also taking account of rural needs. Organisations must check whether or not they are eligible by using the online eligibility checker. Exceptions may be considered for projects that are close to an eligible area or that serve a deprived community.

Partnership working is encouraged, particularly between the voluntary and the statutory sector.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund

Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.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.

Eligible organisations should evidence how a grant will positively impact their work and be able to demonstrate ongoing sustainability.

Useful Contacts:
Chief Executive
Foyle Foundation

Tel: 020 7430 9119
E-Mail: sgs@foylefoundation.org.uk

Playing Fields Legacy Fund

Funding Body: Playing Fields Legacy Fund
Description:
Grants are available to not-for-profit voluntary groups, organisations and clubs that run or manage community playing fields in Great Britain, so their pitches and facilities can be revived and well used and thus result in more people taking part in outdoor sport.

The maximum grant amount is normally £10,000 in any 12-month period.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
Playing Fields Legacy Fund

Tel: 020 7713 8684
E-Mail: applications@playingfieldslegacyfund.org.uk

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.

The Foundation offers the following levels of support:

  • Small Grants: of between £1,000 and £6,000.
  • Standard Grants: of between £6,001 and £12,000.
  • Large Grants: of between £10,000 and £45,000 for capital projects only.

Useful Contacts:
Judith Leigh
The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Tel: 020 7264 4990
Marie Hale
The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Tel: 020 7264 4990

Regional

 

Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust

Funding Body: Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust
Description:
One-off grants are available to local non-profit making groups and organisations for major projects that benefit the residents of the civil parishes of Barton and Dunstall, Staffordshire.

Grants of up £10,000 are available for organisations. One grant per organisation per calendar year.

Useful Contacts:
Miriam Firth
Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust

Tel: 01283 712851
E-Mail: info@bartondunstallkeytrust.co.uk

Cory Environmental – Highfield South Trust

Funding Body: Highfield South Trust
Description:
Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in the areas of Rushall, Shelfield and High Heath in the West Midlands for environmental improvement projects that benefit these areas.

The Trust has an annual budget of approximately £70,000.
No minimum or maximum grant levels are set by the Trust.However, recent grants have ranged from £6,500 to £28,000.

Useful Contacts:
Maureen Blincoe
Highfield South Trust

Tel: 01922 684399
E-Mail: highfieldsouthtrust@btconnect.com

Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust

Funding Body: Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust
Description:
Small grants for organisations working in the City of Lichfield to provide or maintain public halls, meeting places, playing fields, sports facilities, public gardens and public open spaces.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. This is a small trust and a small amount of funding is awarded in grants each year.

Useful Contacts:
Clerk
Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust

Tel: 01543 267 982
E-Mail: clerk@swinfenbroun.org.uk

Warwick – Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Grant Scheme

Funding Body: Warwick District Council
Description:
Grants are available for local non-profit-making organisations to help with the costs of providing or improving local facilities in rural and urban communities throughout Warwick. Suitable projects include improving hall facilities, play areas and youth and sports clubs.

Grants of between £1,000 and £30,000 are available.

Grants are awarded only once in a two-year period.

Useful Contacts:
Jon Dawson
Warwick District Council

Tel: 01926 456204
E-Mail: fsteam@warwickdc.gov.uk

Just Play Fund

Up to £200 available for supporting clubs and organisations that are delivering recreational football.

Birmingham FA today has launched the Just Play Fund, which is aimed at supporting organisations and clubs in delivering recreational football.

The aim of the fund is to provide clubs and organisations with the resources to re-engage players through a ‘turn up and play session’ and provide a pathway back into traditional affiliated club football. The sessions are focused on getting people playing again through informal ‘kickabouts’ by setting a flexible, fun environment with limited rules.

In order to be applicable to apply you must:

  • Be a club, team, group or organisation
  • Deliver a minimum of a 15 week programme
  • Engage NEW participation
  • Report weekly participation data
  • Have a minimum of a Level 1 Coach

The deadline to complete an application and apply for the fund is Friday 16th September.

If you have any further questions regarding the Just Play Fund or the Just Play programme please contact Football Development Officer Matthew Price
Email: Matthew.Price@birminghamfa.com
Tel: 0121 357 4278 Ext: 225

Heart of England Community Foundation

The Heart of England Community Foundation has launched the Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands). This fund has been created from the following Endowment Funds:
Jobson James Grassroots Endowment Fund / The Heatherlea Grassroots Fund / Clarke Wilmott Grassroots Fund Connie Watts Fund / Charles Henry Foyle Grassroots Fund / Birmingham 100 Club – Endowment Fund / Rider Levett Bucknall Grassroots Fund / 3g comms Ltd Fund / Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra. It aims to help people living in Birmingham and the Black Country who face some form of disadvantage or social exclusion.

Grants of up to £1,500 can be made for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
· Promote health and wellbeing
· Tackle disadvantage
· Support local solutions to meet local needs
· Promote community cohesion
· Develop sustainable and supportive communities.

Smaller groups, with income less than £50,000, who have not received grants in the past can apply.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Local Giving

Over the past 12 months Sported members have raised a staggering £140,000 using the Local Giving platform. Sported members can now receive free membership for their first year’s membership on Local Giving. This offer ends midnight on 31 December 2016.

Click here to access this exclusive Sported member offer.

For more information about the platform, go to the Local Giving website.


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

Terry from the Sported team.