This Girl Can Community Fund
Posted: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 13:11
The This Girl Can Community Fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare.
Sport England are looking to support a wide range of ideas – from those that just need a few hundred pounds, to larger projects nearer £10,000. Some exceptional projects may be awarded funding above this level.
The fund is open to a very wide range of not for profit organisations. They will also review ideas from individuals who'd like funding for a group activity which isn't for individual gain. Organisations established to make a profit can get involved provided the project doesn't realise a distributable profit. They'd also be interested to hear from other social enterprises and schools or statutory bodies.
They want to fund activities that get women's heart rate up, whatever form that may take: from Bollywood dance and walking to boxing and yoga. Their decisions on which ideas to support will be based on the difference that can be made with the funding rather than the items or services bought with it.
The initial application form is very straightforward. They ask for:
- Brief information about the applicant
- What project are you applying for this grant for?
- What do you want to do and why?
- What difference will your project make to women aged 16+?
- How many women are you aiming to reach and who will benefit most?
- How will your project try to ensure that women continue to be active after the funding ends?
- How much funding do you estimate you require?
(Maximum of 300 words for each section).
The deadline for submissions is 25 February 2020.
They'll be in touch within 8 weeks of your idea submission and if your idea is successful, you'll be invited to complete a full funding application form and offered support through Sport England's funding advisors.