ClubDurham Funding News (Oct 2021)
|Please see below just some of the funding currently available for sports clubs:
An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play.
Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000.
Sports clubs, charities and other community organisations delivering sport or activity in England are invited to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, additional coaching, facility hire, and any other Covid-19 related needs.
The £150 million Community Ownership Fund is for communities across the United Kingdom. It has been set up to help communities take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of closure. It will run for 4 years
The fund will support a range of community ownership proposals. For example, projects may include:
Proposals will need to prove the value of the asset to local people and that the asset can run sustainably for the long-term benefit of the community.
The Community Ownership Fund will not provide funding to:
Where applications for funding relate to community assets which are currently publicly owned, further eligibility criteria will apply.
More information here.
The aim of the Community Sport & Physical Activity Small Grant Scheme is to support growth and strengthen the sustainability of community sports clubs and grassroots organisations who are providing opportunities for their communities to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply for this funding, the name of the applicant, along with their bank account, governance and accounts must all be in the same name, if this is not the case the application will be rejected.
Size of Grant Available
When to Apply
There are no closing dates for applications and they can be submitted at any time.
If you need to know more about this fund please contact your Club Durham Locality Officer.
Funding will be made available for eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations through the local Community Foundations. In order to be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. This fund must show community social value to the project you are looking for funding for rather than be based on general sport participation.
Sport England Maximum value: £10,000, open for applications
Small Grants to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.
Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m.
With expert advice and guidance to support you, this will help local clubs and organisations to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other Covid-19 related needs.
Area Action Partnership Funding (AAP):
Each Area Action Partnersip across County Durham has access to their own funding schemes.
AAP’s have funding available for projects that address the priority of Community/Covid 19 Recovery. They are looking for projects that address the following themes and challenges:
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other recovery areas that need to be taken into consideration.)
Please visit the relevant link to see what may be available in your area.
Find out more about how to apply for national and region-specific grants that can help you and your local community. These include TESCO BAGS OF HELP Fund and others
Three funds to help get clubs and organisations ready for the return of grassroots football
The Club Support Fund aims to provide financial assistance for the athletics and running community. Through four separate funding rounds in 2021 and into 2022, they will provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 to those affiliated clubs and member bodies most in need of support. Each round will be themed and there will be a set period for clubs and member bodies to submit their applications for funding. Please note only one funding round remains in this cycle.
Round 4: Theme: Member engagement; Opens 3rd Dec 2021, Closes 14th Jan 2022
Maximum value: £ 1,000; open for applications
Grants are available for sports clubs and organisations in England 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.
Building On Overlooked Sporting Talent (BOOST) Charitable Trust
Small grants are available to charities and non-profit making organisations with a focus on helping disabled and disadvantaged individuals in the UK to participate in sport.