Sported’s Monthly Funding Bulletin

Welcome to Sported’s monthly Funding Bulletin from the West Midlands Region.

This section contains local and national information that has been specially selected to help you with fundraising for your organisation and projects. To find out more about sources of funding, writing funding applications, accessing training or other support that Sported can offer check the Members Area of our website or contact me directly.

The funding information contained within this section is provided courtesy of Fit4funding. We’ve put together a list of current funding opportunities, both nationally and regionally for our members.

Important news for Sported members

Sported is delighted to introduce you to our newest service for members. Bitesize are short video clips of information of between 30-150 seconds long and support our members with the key areas of development identified in the member survey last year.

To introduce you to this, we have developed a pilot Bitesize series entitledCompleting a Grant Application, with general information and top tips on completing any grant application. This pilot series has 12 clips in it. If you have any comments on the series to help us develop it further please feedback top.napthine@sported.org.uk

Please click on the following link to access the Sported Grant Bitesize video series.

Funding opportunities

Starbucks Youth Action
The programme inspires and empowers young people to make a difference in their communities. The programme offers £2,000 and training to advise the project manager.
Deadline: 17 March 2014

Sport England – Places People Play – Protecting Playing Fields Scheme 
Sport England has launched the Places People Play programme to create a legacy of participation for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, investing £10 million of National Lottery funding in community sports projects over three years from 2011-2014. The Protecting Playing Fields (PFF) scheme will fund capital projects to establish, develop and improve playing fields for community and sporting use. Grants of £20,000 to £50,000 are available and match funding is required for all applications.
Deadline: 24 March 2014

BIG – Reaching Communities
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities most in need. Projects can be new or existing, or be the core work of your organisation.
Jill Franklin Charitable Trust
Grants support refugees, self-help mental health groups, churches for restoration, respite holidays prisoners education £500 to £1,000

Lankelly Chase Foundation 
Lankelly Chase Foundation is now focused exclusively on bringing about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage.

The Archer Trust
The Trust prefers to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. They favour charities which make good use of volunteers.

Wooden Spoon Charity
Projects supported by Wooden Spoon vary greatly in size and nature but all fulfil Spoon’s mission statement: “To enhance the quality and prospect of life for children and young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.”

Buttle UK
Buttle UK was established to ensure that children and young people in desperate need are given a brighter future. They achieve this through a range of grant programmes that are designed to provide vulnerable individual children and families the support they need to overcome immediate crisis, or ensure the best possible opportunity for a successful education.

Boshier – Hinton Foundation – UK
The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families, by the awarding of grants.

Locality – Our Place
£4.3m package of support and grants for neighbourhoods has been made available by the Department for Communities and Local Government to support at least 100 neighbourhoods, with 20 driving proposals which break new ground.

Kind regards,

Sophie Tobin
West Midlands Regional Manager

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