Investment relating to facilities

building olympic facilities

Fund Name: Inspired Facilities Fund

Description:

Sport England will invest in modernising and extending clubs; and opening up facilities for community sport. These are local projects developed and delivered predominantly by community and voluntary sector groups.

Given the importance of clubs to sport at community level, and the impact we believe we can make right across the country with this investment, Sport Egland are proposing to make up to a thousand grants available of between £20,000 - £150,000.

The target is to enhance 1,000 communities who become "touched and inspired" by the programme, creating a tangible legacy in the community.

Min. grant value: Varies - usually £20,000

Max. grant value: Varies - Usually £150,000

Application Deadline:

The second round of the programme was launched in February 2012, with a closed date of 2nd April 2012.

£50m Lottery plus partnership funding over five £10 million funding rounds, with one in 2011/12, two in 2012/13 and two in 2013/14.

Telephone: 08458 508508

Website: www.sportengland.org/funding

 

Fund Name: Protecting Playing Fields

Protecting Playing Fields ( PPF ) is part of Sport England's Places People Play Olympic legacy mass participation programme and is investing £10 million of National Lottery funding in community sports projects over three years from 2011-2014.

The programme is being delivered via five funding rounds with up to £2 million being awarded to projects in each round.

• Funding round dates for 2012 have yet to be confirmed. Sport England anticipate running two rounds in 2012 and a final round in 2013.

Delivering a mass participation legacy for sport from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a top priority for the Government and Sport England.

To help achieve this, PPF will focus on protecting and improving playing fields and developing community sport.

Through this programme, Sport England intend to fund up to 300 projects for playing field improvements that will contribute to both retaining and increasing participants in sport across England at the local level.

The programme will fund capital projects that create, develop and improve playing fields for sporting and community use and offer long term protection of the site for sport.

Projects are likely to involve the construction of new natural turf pitches or improvement of existing ones that need leveling or drainage works.

Telephone: 08458 508508

Website:www.sportengland.org/funding

Fund Name: Football Foundation (facilities scheme)

The facilities scheme gives grants for projects that:

  • Improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities.
  • Sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background age, or ability.
  • Help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport.

The types of facilities we give money for include:

  • grass pitches drainage/improvements
  • pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms
  • artificial turf pitches and multi-use games areas
  • fixed floodlights for artificial pitches.

We also provide development (revenue) grants to deliver football development associated with the new facility e.g. coaching, football development officer etc.

The maximum grant available from the Foundation for each facilities project is £500,000. However, applicants must show they have tried hard to get other funding for the project and that there is no further money available.

Contact: Football Foundation on 0845 305 4555 / www.footballfoundation.org

Fund Name: Football Foundation (build the game)

Overview

The Build the Game scheme provides grants for small facility projects. The Football Foundation aim to assess applications to this scheme within 12 weeks*. (* all the information from you has been received)

Criteria

The scheme has flexible criteria and there are many eligible items, so long as it is the right project for the right applicant. All projects must demonstrate they can support the growth and retention of grassroots football.

A project that is considered to be an annual running cost, does not have appropriate insurance or meet basic child protection or health and safety requirements will not be eligible for grant aid.

All applications must have security of tenure either by freehold or leasehold. A minimum of 10 year security of tenure is required by leasehold.

Grant Ceiling

The maximum grant available is £50,000 and there is no limit to the total cost of a project this could contribute towards.

Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for grant aid and contribute all of their own available money to the project. Financial contributions from other funding organisations are also expected.

County FA guidance

All applicants must receive advice and support from their County Football Association before applying, or they will be returned.

Contact: Football Foundation on 0845 305 4555 / www.footballfoundation.org

Fund Name: Groundmatch Grant Scheme

Description:

Clubs at level 5 and below can apply for either a Groundmatch grant of between £1,500 and £5,000 or a Helping Hand grant of up to £1,500. Both schemes require matched funding on a 50:50 basis and are for capital works projects that support the retention and recruitment of community rugby players.

The Groundmatch grants section also has guidance notes for completing the form, frequently asked questions, awards to date and a contacts page. Strategic guidance is also available by way of the RFU National Facilities Strategy which addresses key issues when considering facility development in rugby union.

Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. In order for an application to be considered the appropriate application form must be fully completed and submitted with all the required paperwork to the RFF Administrator at Rugby House.

Once all the requisite paperwork has been received the Trustees will review the application and the club will be informed of their decision within 8 weeks.

Contact:

The RFF Administrator, Rugby Football Foundation, Rugby House, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 1DS, by email: foundation@therfu.com or by telephone on 020 8831 7985.

Fund Name: Interest Free Loan Scheme

Description:

The Interest Free Loan scheme provides up to £100,000 in an interest free loan to capital works to clubs at level 4 and below which contribute to the retention and recruitment of community rugby players.

The Foundation operates a two stage application process for this form of funding within three award cycles. Clubs wishing to apply for this fund should refer to the Loans section of the microsite.

Contact:

The RFF Administrator, Rugby Football Foundation, Rugby House, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 1DS, by email: foundation@therfu.com or by telephone on 020 8831 7985.

Fund Name: The Lord's Taverners Non-Turf Pitch Grant Scheme

Description:

The Lords Taverners have announced that its non-Turf Pitch Grants scheme is now open to applications.

Through the scheme, applications can be made for grants towards the installation of non-turf pitches, practice ends and nets. The awards include:

  • Grants of up to £3,000 towards non-turf pitches
  • £2,000 towards non-turf practice ends
  • £1,000 towards outdoor nets.

Applications will be considered from cricket clubs affiliated to a National Governing Body of Cricket, individual schools or other organisations directly involved in the organisation of youth cricket and which have a genuine need for assistance

Website:

http://www.lordstaverners.org/charity/support-and-funding/youth-cricket.htm

Fund Name: Iconic Facilities

Description:

Sport England will invest in a small number of strategic multi-sport facility projects that will significantly contribute to an increase in mass participation in sport across England.

These facilities will be regionally significant for at least two sports and demonstrate long-term financial viability.

Given the importance of strategic facilities for NGBs, local authorities and clubs, Sport England's investment will be in large capital grants - on average, awards between £500,000 - £1,500,000 will be made Targeted investment in up to 25 Iconic Facilities will create a network of multi-sport facilities of regional significance delivering both local and regional sporting opportunities.

Min. grant value: Varies - usually £500,000

Max. grant value: Varies - Usually £1,500,00

Application Deadline:

2nd round will Autumn / Winter 2012 - date not set

£30 million of capital National Lottery funding, plus partnership funding, over three £10 million funding rounds:

  • 2011/12
  • 2012/13
  • 2013/14

Telephone: 08458 508508

Website: www.sportengland.org/funding

Fund Name: Protecting Playing Fields

Description:

Playing fields are vital to a vibrant grassroots sports environment, and this programme will enhance the role Sport England already plays in protecting playing fields, by securing the future of many sites for a minimum of 25 years, and helping communities realize the sporting benefits of playing field land.

Sport England will invest in projects that:

  • Offer support from a range of partners to community and voluntary groups and local authorities to protect playing fields
  • Create new playing field land
  • Bring disused playing fields back into use
  • Improve the condition of pitches

Aim to invest in and protect 400 playing field sites, creating a tangible legacy in the local community

Min. grant value: Varies - usually £20,000

Max. grant value: Varies - Usually £50,000

Application Deadline:

Dates not set for 2012

£10m National Lottery plus partnership funding over five £2 million funding rounds, with two in 2011/12, two in 2012/13 and one in 2013/14.

Telephone: 08458 508508

Website: www.sportengland.org/funding

Fund Name: Sport England - Small Grant Scheme

Description:

The National Lottery small grants scheme, Awards for All, changed on 1 April 2009. Previously supported by the four Lottery Distributors - the Arts Council England, the Big Lottery Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England - each Distributor now operates their own separate small grant scheme.

The Sport England Small Grant Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. It is open to any not-for-profit club or association, statutory body or educational establishment. Criteria to note:

• The total project cost should not exceed £50,000

• Projects must be deliverable within 12 months and provide a monitoring report within 13 months of the date of the offer letter

• Projects must seek to increase participation in sport, sustain participation in sport or provide opportunities to excel at a chosen sport

• Sporting outcomes must be the main focus of the project. Projects using sport as a means to an end are acceptable, but there must be a clear sporting benefit

Min. grant value: £300

Max. grant value: £10,000

Application Deadline:

Applications can be made at any time, though must be submitted online via their website. Applicants will have the opportunity to upload any supporting documentation at the end of the online application process. It should take no longer than six weeks to receive a decision (subject to the receipt of all requested documentation).

Telephone: 08458 508 508

Email: funding@sportengland.org

Fund Name: Sport England - Sportsmatch

Description:

Sport England's Sportsmatch programme makes awards to not-for-profit organisations running projects at a community level which meet one or both of Sport England's objectives of Grow or Sustain. This is achieved by matching eligible sponsorship, pound-for-pound, up to a maximum value of £100,000. The principal criteria are:

• sponsorship can be matched which has been given by an eligible company, a charitable trust/charity with grant giving powers, or a private individual.

• sponsorship contributions can be either cash or in-kind, but in-kind sponsorship cannot consist of more than 50% of your total sponsorship amount.

• projects can be supported by a maximum of five eligible sponsors, each of whom must contribute a minimum of £1,000 (except for schools where the minimum is £500).

To be eligible, a sponsor must be: a first time sponsor of grassroots sport; an existing sponsor investing additional money; a new sponsor to that organisation (or have not sponsored the organisation in the past 3 years).

Min. grant value: £1000

Max. grant value: £100,000

Application Deadline:

You can submit an application via their website at any time, though as Sport England expect to receive more applications than they can support, they advise applicants to check their website for the availability of funding and any specific deadlines for that financial year. When your application is received, it should take no longer than twelve weeks to receive a decision (subject to the receipt of all requested documentation).

Telephone: 08458 508 508

Email: funding@sportengland.org

Website: www.sportengland.org/funding

Fund Name: Landfill Communities Fund

Description:

Almost all landfill operations have to pay a 'landfill tax' for dumping waste in registered landfill sites. Part of this tax can be redistributed by the landfill site operator to local community projects. Such projects must generate environmental improvements. Projects must be within ten miles of a registered landfill site. The scheme will fund projects relating to playgrounds, skate parks, cycleways, community centres, woodlands, parks, sports clubs (for the later, see below)

For example, Waste Recycling Group (WRG) is one of the largest landfill operators in Cheshire. Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN) is the Body that administers and distributes landfill tax credits generated by WRG. WRG operates four landfill sites in Cheshire (near Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield and Warrington). Other landfill operators with a presence in Cheshire that take part in the fund include Biffaward and Veolia.

For WREN, a sports club will not be eligible unless there is considerable community benefit. For example, a cricket club could apply for funding to improve the pavilion / clubhouse if the building is used in a similar way to a village hall or community centre. The building must be used regularly by at least 4 different community groups (eg. whist drive, pre-school, exercise class, adult learning courses).

For WREN, applications to improve facilities for single-sport clubs, such as artificial wickets, practice nets or drainage, are not eligible for funding because there is limited community benefit. (For other Fund operators, check their criteria).

For WREN, they no longer accept applications for funding for the fabric of new buildings or extensions to existing buildings; in practice, this means the bricks and mortar, including the roof. However, WREN will still consider funding applications for internal finishes, fixtures and fittings (eg. windows, doors, heating, toilets, kitchen) within a newly built facility and will continue to fund the refurbishment of existing buildings.

Min. grant value: Varies - usually £2,000

Max. grant value: Varies - Usually £50,000

Application Deadline:

Applications can be made at any time, though the process and forms will vary from operator to operator. Most have quarterly deadlines publicised on their respective websites. Project ideas should be discussed with the relevant operator at the outset to check eligibility. Some operators have a postcode search facility on their website to also assist with identifying eligible locations. Grant size will also vary between operators.

Telephone: 01953 717165

Email: Richard.Smith@wren.org.uk

Website: www.wren.org.uk

Fund Name: Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

Description:

The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund has been established by Manchester Airport plc in order to promote, enhance, improve and protect both the natural and built environment in areas affected by Manchester Airport. The Airport contributes between £100,000 and £150,000 each year to the Fund. It also donates the money it receives from airlines who exceed the noise limits when flying out of the airport.

The Trust award grants to support eligible charitable projects that have a community, social or environmental focus. Projects must be within the specified area affected by aircraft operations; a map within the application guidance defines the boundary. Parts of the Boroughs of Stockport, Trafford, Manchester, Tameside, Vale Royal (now part of Cheshire West and Chester Council), Congleton and Macclesfield (now both part of Cheshire East Council) are eligible. A project must:

• improve or protect the natural, social and/or built environment

• be within the specified area most affected by aircraft operations

• offer open access and demonstrate lasting benefit to the wider community

• consider applications for particular items or works that allow your project to increase community benefit

• Trustees prefer to offer part funding to complement your fundraising or grant raising

• Trustees prefer to support groups that have volunteer involvement

• Projects must be for the benefit of the whole community, or a substantial section of it, and not groups of an exclusive nature. Membership groups, clubs, societies and sport clubs will be considered on their own merits, particularly looking at community access and membership fees.

• running costs, salaries, expenses, general repairs and maintenance, the purchase of land or buildings, and an individual's sports kit will not be funded

Min. grant value: No minimum value

Max. grant value: The majority of grants are for less than £5,000

Application Deadline:

Trustees meet quarterly. Applicants should return their completed form to the Administrator no later than the first Friday of March, June, September or December for consideration by the Trustees the following month.

Telephone: 0161 489 5281

Email: trust.fund@manairport.co.uk

Website: www.manchesterairport.co.uk

Fund Name: Morgan Foundation

Description:

The Morgan Foundation specialises in supporting organisations helping children and families; they will consider any work which has a positive effect on their welfare and quality of life, or which expands the opportunities and life choices for young people in this region. Areas of support to date have included physical and learning disability, physical and mental health, plus social challenge and deprivation.

Though the majority of the recipients of grants are registered charities, they will also consider applications from other types of organisations which are pursuing charitable causes and where aims and objectives are 'not for profit'. Preference is given to organisations with a high volunteer input.

Grants may be considered for a range of purposes and could include:

• Single awards for capital projects

• Start-up and/or ongoing running costs for specific projects

• Multi-year revenue grants for core funding

Min. grant value: Not specified - The type, size and time period of the award is decided on the basis of the perceived 'difference' that their support will make to the organisation, to the project and to the targeted beneficiaries.

Max. grant value: Not specified - The type, size and time period of the award is decided on the basis of the perceived 'difference' that their support will make to the organisation, to the project and to the targeted beneficiaries.

Telephone: 01829 782800

Email: contact@morganfoundation.co.uk

Website:www.morganfoundation.co.uk

Fund Name: Town and Parish Councils

Description:

Small grants are often available from Town and Parish Councils for projects in the local community. The ability to provide financial support varies from Council to Council, though is often used as a source of matched funding towards a project. The ideal time to approach a Council for funding is towards the end of a financial year and the beginning of a new one.

Min. grant value: Each town and parish council will vary

Max. grant value: Each town and parish council will vary

Application Deadline: Likely to be ongoing

Telephone: Contact your local town or parish council

Email: Contact your local town or parish council

Website: Contact your local town or parish council

Website: www.sportengland.org/funding

Fund Name: Big Lottery Fund - Awards for All

Description:

The National Lottery small grants scheme, Awards for All, changed on 1 April 2009. Previously supported by the four Lottery Distributors - the Arts Council England, the Big Lottery Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England - each Distributor now operates their own separate small grant scheme. The 'brand' of Awards for All has been retained by the Big Lottery Fund, and is summarised here; Sport England's scheme is outlined later.

Do I apply to the Big Lottery Fund or Sport England? If the aim of your project, for example, is to accommodate a demand by local community groups to use your pavilion or clubhouse to run their activities, then the Big Lottery Fund's scheme is the way to go. However, if the aim of your project, for example, is to deliver a youth development and coaching programme which requires coaches and equipment for your junior section, then Sport England's small grant scheme is the way to go. If in doubt, contact both Funders to clarify your best approach.

Projects must meet one or more of the following outcomes:

• People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills.

• Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems.

• Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access and enjoy.

• Healthier and more active people and communities.

Min. grant value: £300

Max. grant value: £10,000

Application Deadline:

Applications can be made at any time, though should be submitted at least 3 months before you want your project to start. Forms can be emailed; you will receive an 'in principle' decision within 6 weeks, and a final decision within 12 weeks.

Telephone: 0845 4 10 20 30

Email: general.enquiries@awardsforall.org.uk

Website: www.awardsforall.org.uk

Fund Name: Charitable Trusts and Foundations - An Overview

Description:

Trusts and Foundations are charities that exist to give money to other charities, community and voluntary groups. Some Trusts are very small, able only to award a few hundred pounds each year, whereas large ones are able to award thousands. The majority of Trusts will not fund sport directly, choosing to focus on young people, social welfare aspects, for example. Most Trusts have specific grant making policies which will state:

• what kind of activities they support (eg. young people, social welfare, disabled people)

• where they will support (eg. Cheshire only, North West, country-wide)

• what type of grant they will award (eg. capital and/or revenue)

• minimum and maximum levels of grant

• what they will not support (eg. repair, maintenance or running costs).

Min. grant value: Varies from trust to trust

Max. grant value: Varies from trust to trust

Application Deadline: Varies from trust to trust

Contact Details:

Your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) or Voluntary Action (VA) may have a software package called "FunderFinder" and/or "GrantFinder" which can be used to assist in locating and selecting appropriate funding sources that your Club could apply to. Such organisations may produce funding bulletins that your Club could subscribe to; these may be free or offered at a nominal charge.

Contact Details for Councils for Voluntary Service / Voluntary Action:

Cheshire West and Chester:

www.chesterva.org.uk Tel: 01244 323527

www.epnavco.org.uk Tel: 0151 356 7358

www.vavaleroyal.org.uk Tel: 01606 723180

CVS Cheshire East www.cvsce.org (offices in Cheshire East as follows)

Congleton Tel: 01270 763100

Crewe & Nantwich Tel: 01270 211545

Macclesfield Tel: 01625 428301

Warrington www.warringtoncvs.org.uk Tel: 01925 246880

Fund Name: Peter Harrison Foundation

Description:

The Foundation's 'Opportunities through Sport' programme supports activities or projects which provide opportunities for disabled people or those who are disadvantaged to fulfill their potential and for other personal and life skills to be developed.

Grants will often be "one off" grants for capital projects. We will, however, also consider revenue funding for a new project or if funding is key to the continuing success or survival of an established project.

The Trustees welcome applications for the following types of project:

• Projects which provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport

• Projects that have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity

• Projects that provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people

• Projects with a high degree of community involvement

• Projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction

The Foundation only accepts applications from organisations that are:

• Registered Charities

• CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club)

• Friendly Societies or Industrial Provident Societies

• Organisations in Scotland and in Northern Ireland whose charitable status is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Min. grant value: Not specified

Max. grant value: Not specified

Application Deadline:

There are no specific deadlines as Trustees hold regular meetings

Telephone: 01737 228000

Email: enquiries@peterharrisonfoundation.org

Website: www.peterharrisonfoundation.org

Fund Name: Cash 4 Clubs

Description:

Sports clubs that are registered with their sport's National Governing Body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs grants scheme. Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.

Min. grant value: £250

Max. grant value: £1,000

Email: Via website

Website:www.cash-4-clubs.com

Fund Name: Sport For You

Description:

The Daily Telegraph, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland, have launched a grants programme to support community and amateur sports clubs across the country. For the next two years, community and amateur sports clubs such as village cricket clubs, the lawn bowls clubs, badminton club, amateur boxing clubs, etc, will be able to apply for a £1,000 Amateur Sports Clubs Grant packages. Five grants will be awarded on a monthly basis. The funding can be used for a wide range of purposes such as improving facilities, setting up tournaments, etc. To apply for the grant, clubs need to submit an application of no more than 250 words why your community sports club needs a £1,000 grant and what use you would put it to.

Min. grant value: Not specified

Max. grant value: £1,000

Email: Via Website

Website:www.telegraph.co.uk/sport