SPORTED’s Latest Funding Bulletin

image001Welcome to this month’s funding bulletin. Whilst some of the funds are general, if you’re looking to renovate your facility, then this bulletin will help you look for funding to do this.

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

The Hedley Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to small charities working with young people in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education of young people between the ages of 11 and 25. The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment. The Foundation is keen to support small charities which can demonstrate achievement in persuading and deterring at-risk young people from proceeding further down the pathway to custody.

For more information on this grant, go to The Hedley Foundation website.

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.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: £ 100,000

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.

The Reaching Communities Buildings programme is provided by the Big Lottery Fund.

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 also available to support activities run from the building when it is complete.

Applications may be submitted at any time.
Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund
Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk

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.

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

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.

The Reaching Communities programme is provided by the Big Lottery Fund.

Reaching Communities supports projects that improve the quality of life of communities across England, offering help where it is most needed.

The programme is part of the Fund’s demand-led strand, which encourages voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas and solutions for the Big Lottery Fund to provide financial support towards.

Applications may be made at any time.

Useful Contacts:
General 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.

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.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

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

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.

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

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.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 1,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

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

The Central Social and Recreational Trust aims to improve the conditions of children and young people under the age of 21 and of all other persons by reason of their poverty who would otherwise be unable to obtain facilities for recreational or other leisure time occupations.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Beverley Gold
Central Social and Recreational Trust
Tel: 020 7386 6106
E-Mail: beverleygold@btinternet.com

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation has announced that its “Grow the Game” grant scheme has re-opened for applications.

Applications are welcome from not for profit organisations that are planning to set up two new football teams over the next two years. The fund is open to:

-Football Clubs / Youth Clubs with a football programme’ Community groups/centre/clubs

– Charitable Organisations / Parish Councils / Sports Associations / Local Authorities / Multi-sports clubs

-Companies limited by guarantee / Industrial and provident societies / Unincorporated not-for-profit organisations.

To be eligible for funding organisations must have a signed constitution (with a dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statement and income/expenditure records.

The type of activities that can be funded include (but are not limited to):

– Facility hire / Hire of FA qualified coaches / Referees fees / CRB checks / Affiliation fees /Promotion and publicity; etc.

Organisations are able to receive a grant of £1,500 per new team created over two or three years with financial support being reduced in the second or third year of the project.

The closing date for applications is the 10th March 2016.  More information at on the Football Foundation website.

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.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 10,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

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

The Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust, a registered charity, was established in 2007 by the amalgamation of four historic charities benefiting the village communities of Barton under Needwood and Dunstall.

The funding is aimed at local organisations which have charitable status or are non-profit making and in need of financial assistance to support major projects that benefit local residents. This could be providing or maintaining recreation grounds, open spaces, public facilities or clubs as well as to support museums, exhibitions, activities and events.

Applications may be sent at any time throughout the year and will be considered three times.

Useful Contacts:
Mrs Miriam Firth (part-time clerk)
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.

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

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.

The Highfield South Trust was formed in 2008 to support environmental improvement projects in the area of Rushall, Shelfield and High Heath in the West Midlands. It currently receives approximately £80,000 per annum contributions under The Landfill Communities Fund.

Projects that are eligible for landfill tax funding include restoration of historic projects, refurbishments of community and sports centres, the improvement of some public gardens and play areas and the enhancement of woodland, riverside and other wildlife habitats.

Applications may be made at any time.

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.

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

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.

The Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust is a charity dedicated to assisting organisations within Lichfield City who qualify for help under the terms of its 1973 Trust Deed. The Trust has a limited amount of funding which it offers in support of the aims of the Trust Deed.

The aims of the Trust Fund as taken from the Trust Deed are to:

  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of public halls, meeting places, playing fields, sports facilities for the public at large in the interests of social welfare, with the object of improving their condition of life, places for housing the arts, libraries, museums or other educational institutions to which the public have access.
  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of public gardens or public open spaces.
  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of equipment or items for use in or with any of the objects mentioned in the above.

Applications are accepted throughout the year for consideration at one of the Trustees’ meetings.

Useful Contacts:
Clerk
Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust
Tel: 01543 263456
E-Mail: clerk@swinfenbroun.org.uk

The Foyer Federation – Community Upgrade Challenge

Funding Body: SITA Trust
Description:
Funding is available to foster community and environmental improvement projects led by young people across the West Midlands and the North East of England.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 25,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for a project period of nine months.

Every funded project will be assigned a Coach from The Foyer Federation who will provide support and guidance throughout the project. SITA Trust will therefore fund the involvement of The Foyer Federation and groups will need to reflect this cost as a ‘Foyer Federation Management Fee’ in their application. The SITA Trust budget will automatically calculate the management fee and this should be included in the total amount of funding being requested from SITA Trust.

Funded by SITA Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund, the Foyer Federation will be coaching teams of young people to create and deliver real transformation in their area.

The Community Upgrade Challenge aims to foster community and environmental improvement projects led by young people across the West Midlands and the North East of England.
Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
John Percival
The Foyer Federation
E-Mail: johnpercival@foyer.net

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.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 30,000 Minimum Value: £ 1,000

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

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

The Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Grant Scheme is provided and administered by Warwick District Council. Funding is intended to assist local not-profit-making organisations with the capital costs of improving or enhancing facilities within Warwick District.

This scheme has replaced the Council’s Rural Initiatives Scheme which provided grants for capital projects in the parish areas of Warwick District.

This scheme is now open for 2015/16.

Useful Contacts:
Jon Dawson
Warwick District Council

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

The Cole Charitable Trust

We welcome applications from small and local (as opposed to regional or national) organisations in Kent, or local branches of organisations, working in the fields of:

  • social welfare, all age groups
  • housing/homelessness
  • community and environmental development
  • opportunities for young people
  • promotion of improved quality of life
  • personal or community empowerment.

We do not support large building appeals, animal charities, research or further education. Trustees do give grants outside these criteria but only to organisations in which they have a personal interest. Cheques can be made payable only to registered charities.

Areas within the West Midlands we support: Birmingham City, Coventry City, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton.

For more information, go to the Trust’s website.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme aims to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that remain in the coalfield communities of England. The priority target areas include parts of the Midlands, Kent, the North East, the North West and Yorkshire.
Grants of up to £10,000 (with a maximum of £5,000 on capital items) are available for projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

  • Skills – Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities.
  • Employment – Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work.
  • Health – Supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups.

 For more information on this grant, go to the Trust’s website.


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

Terry from the Sported team.