Non-Sport Specific Grants
Non sport-specific funding is usually open to a wide range of organisations, but the ones highlighted in this section are appropriate for sport and physical activity related projects.
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Sport England - Community Assets Fund
The Community Asset Fund is an open, rolling programme for capital projects up to £150K:
•£1K to £15K for small scale project which will address emergency work
•£15K to £50K for projects which address more substantial changes
•£50K to £150K, by exception for larger investments. Applicants will need to demonstrate a considerable impact or are targeting under represented groups.
Statutory organisations and schools will need to provide at least £1:£1 match funding.
What types of projects is Sport England interested in for their Community Asset Fund?
Sport England don't want to stifle your thinking and creativity, but here are some of the things you could think about:
- Work to repair, expand or improve a community sports facility. Perhaps your roof has been damaged in a storm, or you could increase the amount of time people can use your pitch or courts if you had floodlights installed.
- Taking ownership of an underused playing field that could be transformed into a place for people to get active. Maybe there's a well-positioned but poorly maintained pitch in your area that you could take ownership of, improve drainage and access, and bring back into use for the wider local community.
- Transforming an empty or underused building into a space where people can play sport. Is there a vacant community centre or school building that, with a new boiler, paint job and necessary alterations, could be brought back into life as a focus for community activity, including sport?
The application process now includes an initial expression of interest form. This form asks:
•Who you are, including contact details
•What your project is, where it is located and why it is needed
•Who will benefit and details of the activities involved
•How you make it happen and how much funding you are requiring.
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Sport England - Small Grants
Funding Available: £300 to £10,000
Deadlines: Rolling Programme
A wide range of organisations can apply including sports clubs, local authorities and community organisations.
Grants available are between £300 and £10,000 for up to 12 months of activity. Total project costs must not to exceed £50,000.
Projects must focus on at least one recognised sport and must be for new or additional activity.
Examples of the type of expenditure which are eligible includes non-personal sports equipment, coaching costs or other sessional workers, training staff or volunteers, transport, venue hire and volunteer expenses etc.
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Central Social Recreational Trust
Funding Available: Up to £1,000
Deadlines: Check the website for details
The Central Social Recreational Trust is a small charity offering grants of up to £1,000 for clubs affiliated with a NGB working with young people below the age of 21. The grant can support equipment used by club members and the maintenance of property if it is owned by the club or has a long lease. The Trust will only pay suppliers directly. Therefore, it is important to get written quotations. Click here for further information about the sort of projects they can support.
N.B. The Trust is prioritising applications for equipment from the following groups during 2016-18:
Amateur Boxing Clubs,
Amateur Martial Arts Clubs and
Youth Services providing a social and community service.