Sported’s November Funding Bulletin

Welcome to Sported’s November Funding Bulletin. This month’s newsletter focuses on 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.


Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust

Funding Body: The Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust
Description:
The Trust’s main aims are to: improve the quality of life of those disadvantaged by poverty, disability or ill health; provide education and training support in the pursuit of excellence; and preserve or improve the physical fabric of the community. Applications are considered from UK registered charities, CIOs, CASCs (but not CICs) whose income is below £1 million.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 29/01/2016
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

One-off grants off around £1,000 are available.

Grants are provided and administered by The Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust. The focus of the Trust’s donations is with its Principle Charities, with whom it has long standing relationships. It also operates a small grants programe.

The Trust’s main aims are to:

  • Improve the quality of life of those disadvantaged by poverty, disability or ill health.
  • Provide education and training support in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Preserve or improve the physical fabric of the community.

Annual deadlines are as follows: the last Friday in January and the last Friday in August.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
The Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust
Girdlers’ Hall
Basinghall Avenue
London
EC2V 5DD
Tel: 020 7638 0488
Fax: 020 7628 4030
E-Mail: john@girdlers.co.uk

RYA Foundation

Funding Body: RYA Foundation
Description:
Grant for sailing clubs in the UK undertaking sailing projects for disabled people.

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

No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified.

Funding is provided by the RYA Foundation to promote participation in boating for those who may otherwise find it difficult to partake in the sport due to age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances.

Applications can be made at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Tom Walker
RYA Foundation
Tel: 023 8060 4271
E-Mail: tom.walker@rya.org.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 23/11/2015
Maximum Value: £ 2,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

The Small Grants scheme has a total budget of £16,000 for 2015/16.

The maximum amount of grant funding available to any one organisation is £2,000 in any one year.

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.

The Small Grants Scheme is now open for 2015/16. The deadlines for applications are by 5pm on 23 November 2015 and 11 February 2016.

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

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.

Applications can be made at any time.

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

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:
Gemma Wilkinson
Rowlands Trust
E-Mail: gemma.wilkinson@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

Charles Brotherton Trust

The Trust encourages young people to improve their lives by taking advantage of educational opportunities and recreational activities. Grants are only given to organisations based in Liverpool, Bebington, York, Wakefield, Leeds and Birmingham. Will not give grants to individuals. Categories include: Children and young people,

Elderly people and disabled people, Education and training, Advancement of health.
For more information, contact: admin@charlesbrothertontrust.com  or visit the website: www.charlesbrothertontrust.com

Harborne Parish Lands Charity

Harborne Parish Lands Charity runs two grant programmes, for individuals & organisations. Applications are welcomed from organisations within the area of benefit. Prior to making ANY application, please contact the Grants Administrator on 0121 426 1600 or email Julie.boardman@hplc.org.uk Harborne Parish Lands Charity, 109 Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9AA Telephone: 0121 426 1600.

The Board of Trustees meets twice a year to consider applications from organisations. Our grants making strategy is to support existing local organisations with core funding in order to protect established valuable services for local people in need. We are also particularly interested in project proposals from organisations which address the following issues: food and household goods distribution; money management; life skills training; homelessness. All applications must address the Charity’s aim to relieve need. Proposed activity must be within the geographical boundary of Harborne Parish Lands Charity (B66 or B67) or be for the benefit of residents of the area and must comply with the Equality Act 2010. All applications must be made on the Charity’s application form and submitted with a copy of the organisation’s audited accounts.

ASDA – Local funding & support

Through the ASDA Foundation, www.asdafoundation.org/applying-for-funding  and with support from your local champion, applications can be made for up to £50,000 and they are again always struggling for groups wanting to take this up.

If you’re looking for support from your nearest ASDA, your local champions are:

  • Lisa Pearson who is the Community Life Champion for Great Bridge ASDA.

Lisa’s contact details are 0121 521 5330 ext 222 / lpearso.s04657.uk@wall-mart.com

They have lots of community activity going on in store including bag packs and awareness stands. They have meeting room space available at no cost to charities and they also have ‘Nominate a Cause’ bins for people to put tokens against 3 nominated charities which change every 2 months. They are always struggling for charities putting themselves forward. ASDA will also make donations for raffle prices.

Awards for All – Open Programme

Applications are still being accepted for the Awards for All programme for repeat and on-going activities taking place in the West Midlands. Previously Awards for All focused on ‘new’ project ideas, however, in these challenging times they are increasingly aware of the pressures smaller groups face with rising costs and cuts to funding, and want to respond to this by looking at alternative ways of funding projects that support those most in need. The relaxation of this criteria will apply to all projects where the applicant has an income of less than (or equal to) £30,000 according to their latest accounts. For information: www.awardsforall.org.uk/

Please note: Awards for All England applications currently take around 10 weeks to assess. If a decision is made to offer a grant there is then a set up stage before payment is made. The funder recommends applications are submitted 4-5 months in advance of anticipated project start date.

The Cole Charitable Trust

Grant for small and local organisations undertaking projects for general charitable purposes. Do not support large building appeals, animal charities, research or further education. Eligible areas: greater Birmingham, Cambridgeshire and Kent. Total grants in 2013 came to £72,175. The maximum value for grants is £1,000.  For more information, contact: thecoletrust@gmail.com  or visit the website:www.colecharitabletrust.org.uk

The Grimmitt Trust

The Grimmitt Trust is focused on encouraging and strengthening local communities. Grants are given to organisations in the Birmingham area in categories such as: Community development, Arts, Working with people with disabilities, Cultural and educational activities, Children and youth, Employment, Environment and conservation, Education and training For more information, contact: 0121 445 2197 or 0121 251 2951 or admin@grimmitt-trust.org.uk

BBC Children in Need – Deadline 1st December 2015

Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme.
The grants are available for projects that:

  • Help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  • Any kind of disability
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • And / or living in situations of deprivation.

The closing date for applications is the 1st December 2015.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4fJVTzz5QmQx5rx0S4NVg0Q/small-grants

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation supports work that addresses rural and urban deprivation. The Foundation favours projects in the following categories:

  • Community support
  • Arts, education and heritage
  • Disability and health care.

There are three types of grants available:

  1. Fast-track up to £5,000;
  2. Small up to £9,999. Both these grants can be used for running costs (including salaries), project costs or capital. They are for one year only and are available to organisations with income below £500,000;
  3. Large grants up to £30,000 for capital costs.

Applications can be made at any time with decisions on fast-track grants made within 8 weeks. The Grants Committee meets quarterly. Deadlines for submitting all grant applications are mid March, May, September and December. For more information, contact Judith Leigh (Grants Manager Small/Large Grants) or Claire Pascolini-Campbell (Assistant Grants Officer Fast-tracks) on 020 7264 4990. Website:www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk

Peter Harrison Foundation

The Peter Harrison Foundation offers grants to organisations delivering sporting activities or projects that provide opportunities for people who are disabled or disadvantaged to help them fulfil their potential and to develop other personal/life skills. The Foundation is interested in the following types of projects:

  • Skills development/confidence building through the medium of sport;
  • Training and/or educational themes within a sporting activity;
  • Provision of sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people;
  • Community involvement;
  • Engaging children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction.

For more information call 01737 228 000; E-mail:enquiries@peterharrisonfoundation.org
Website: www.peterharrisonfoundation.org/opportunities-through-sport


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

Terry from the Sported team.