Funding

Introduction

This section of GatesheadSport will help you find potential funding streams to help develop your sports club and the people that use it.

Below is a list of different funding streams that could potentially support your club. The different funding streams have been categorised into the following funding areas (although some streams can fund more than one area):-

GrantNET

Alternatively, why not search Grantnet, a database which is provided through Grantfinder Ltd. Grantnet holds details of over 2,300 funding streams. The system is updated automatically on a monthly basis and allows users to check new funding opportunities and future deadlines.  

Anyone can access Grantnet, as long as you register with an email address. To register with Grantnet please click here.

If you have any queries regarding Grantnet then please contact GRANTfinder Ltd direct on 01909 501 200

FINE

You may also want to contact FINE (Funding Information North East). FINE are the North East’s leading provider of funding information to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. FINE aim’s to provide a comprehensive package of information services covering a wide range of funders and funding programmes, including grants, contracts and loan finance.

For more information please visit www.fine.org.uk

Funding Streams
 


Awards for All, England - grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town councils.

How to Apply: Submit application form available from http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/apply.html or 08454102030 for a hard copy

The Premier League & FA Facilities fund

  • The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation. It will begin to provide this investment from Monday 20 January 2014.
  • Facilities Scheme

    The Foundation’s Facilities Scheme provides grants over £100,000 for building or refurbishing large-scale grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation.

    Build the Game

    The Foundation’s Build the Game provides grants up to £100,000 for smaller-scale facility improvements, such as pitch improvement works and refurbished changing areas for community benefit, with money provided by The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation.

    Grow the Game

    The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by the Premier League and The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.

    Premier League Community Facility Fund

    The Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF) provides grants for new local sports facilities for towns and cities across the country that help forge links between professional football clubs and their local communities, with money provided by the Premier League and delivered by the Foundation.

    Youth Football Goalposts

    The Foundation’s youth football goalposts grants are available to football clubs to cover 50% towards the total cost of purchasing the new smaller goals recommended by The FA for Under-11 and Under-12 matches, which become mandatory for season 2013-14, with money provided by The FA and delivered by the Foundation.

    Respect

    The FA and Foundation’s Respect barriers and Respect packs (made up of captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) are available to football leagues and clubs to ensure there is good behaviour by players and parents alike in the grassroots game, with money provided by The FA and vouchers supplied by the Foundation.

    Barclays Spaces for Sports

    Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community sports programme which has developed over 200 sports sites around the UK in partnership with the Foundation, but no longer provides grants for the local site or flagship element of the programme. The Flagship element of the programme is equally funded by Barclays and the Foundation, whilst the UK programme itself is delivered by the Foundation.

    Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund

    The Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund is part of the Mayor's commitment to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, aiming to raise participation levels in sport in London through the funding of new or refurbished sports facilities. The money is provided by the Mayor of London and provides grants which help to develop affordable, good quality local facilities within local communities in London, and is delivered by the Foundation.


     
  • Sport England Improvement Fund - 

    is looking to invest £45million of National Lottery funding into medium-sized projects that will improve the quality and experience of sport.

     The fund looks to bridge a gap between the Iconic and Inspired Facilities funds to allow for capital build projects.

    Who can apply?

    - Fully constituted club, association or trust - an organisation, generally within the voluntary sector, with its own constitution or memorandum and articles of association

    - Community amateur sports clubs (CASC) - an organisation registered with HMRC as a community amateur sports club

    - Local authority – county councils, metropolitan district councils, unitary authorities, district councils and the London boroughs

    - Local education authority – a local education authority on its own behalf, or on behalf of a community school

    - Foundation school or college – although run by the local education authority, the school retains control over admissions, employment of staff, land and buildings.

    - Voluntary aided or controlled school - although financed and maintained by the local education authority, the school's assets are held and administered by trustees

    - Independent school or college – a school or college for fee-paying students that does not receive a government grant

    - Institute of further education - a college or other institution that provides further education

    - Institute of higher education (including universities) – a university or college that provides higher education

    - Other public sector statutory body - other public sector organisations established by statute or statutory powers such as parish and town councils

    - Community Interest Company (CICS) – a limited company created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage)

    - National governing body (NGB) -a recognised governing body for sport

    - Private sector company or business – a commercially-run organisation where all profits on the project are ring fenced and not for private gain

- Industrial provident society – an organisation trading for the benefit of their community which is registered with the financial services authority.

What can the funding be used for?  The Fund can support projects that will deliver capital improvements through new build, modernisation or refurbishment. Priority will be given to projects that can clearly demonstrate a significant reduction in the use of energy and/or water, and reduce waste in the construction and operation of the facility. In particular, we will seek to support projects that can address one ormore of the following themes and issues: 

- Mitigating the impact of climate change

- Supporting the creation of and viability of multi-sport environments

- Providing an exemplar for future projects by the selective use of new technologies and improvements to the building fabric.

Available Funding: There will be 5 funding rounds of £9million available annually until 2017. Grants of between £150,000 - £500,000 will be considered.

Deadline Dates: The first stage of the application process is to complete an Improvement Checklist. 26th February 2014

How to apply: Online application process at http://www.sportengland.org/funding/improvement_fund/how_to_apply.aspx

Sport England Protecting Playing Fields

Playing fields are one of the most important resources for sport in England but many of them are waterlogged or in a state of disrepair, so we are investing £28 million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports fields.

The programme is being delivered via eight funding rounds with approximately £4 million being awarded to projects in each round. The first five rounds of funding has benefited 336 projects who have been able to either create new natural turf pitches or improve existing ones that needed leveling or drainage works.

Round 6 will open on 3 February 2014 and close on 24 March 2014.

As a result of the fund creating, developing and improving approximately 500 playing fields, more people will be able to play sport at a good quality location near them.

http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/protecting-playing-fields/want-to-apply/

University Sport Activation Fund

In the 2012-17 Sport England Youth and Community Strategy, Sport England showed its commitment to working in partnership with the HE sector and set itself an objective of three quarters of university students aged 18-24 will get the chance to take up a new sport or continue playing a sport they played at school or college.

Sport England recognises that universities play a significant role in maintaining and growing student interest in sport. University sport can encourage students to continue playing sport upon leaving school or college, as well as engage students who do not play sport regularly to take up a new sport that appeals to them.

The University Sport Activation Fund is a £15 million revenue fund aimed at universities, to challenge themselves continue to enhance their sport offer to appeal to more HE students, and demonstrate the value that sport plays within wider university objectives. We hope that by doing this we will start to create a sporting habit for life amongst more HE students.

The University Sport Activation Fund opens on 6 January 2014, and all the information on how to apply will be available at this time.

http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/university-sport-activation-fund/

 

  • People’s Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme - provide funding for 3 month projects, ranging from £500 up to £10,000 (£5,000 in Wales) to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations.

    How to Apply: Apply online at http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk or email info@postcodetrust.org.uk

 

  • Rugby Football Foundation Ground match - The Ground Match Scheme provides easy-to-access grant funding to finance capital projects which improve facilities that contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

    How to apply: Download and complete the application form available at: http://www.rfu.com/rff/grants.html

  • SITA Trust ‘Enhancing Communities’ Programme (Core Fund) - Grants of up to £60,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations whose community improvement project has an overall cost of no more than £250,000. Supported projects must be in qualifying zones around waste processing sites owned by SITA UK.

How to apply: Online application process at: http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/community-funding
 

  • SITA Trust ‘Enhancing Communities’ Programme (Fast Track) - Our Fast Track Fund provides grants of up to £20,000, available to not-for-profit organisations with a  community improvement project that has an overall cost of no more than £40,000. Supported projects must be in qualifying zones around waste processing sites owned by SITA UK.


    How to apply: Online application process at: http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/community-funding

CLUBS, COACHES & VOLUNTEERS

  • Clubs, Coaches & Volunteers – funds to support the development of new projects that look to improve community enagagement, increase the number of people participating or to upskill new or existing sports coaches and/or volunteers.
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The Gateshead Fund (Capacity Building Fund) will support sports clubs and community organisations to increase skills and expertise to diversify their income, expand their services or consider new ways of working to build their capacity so they become more sustainable.

How to apply: Contact the Funding Team on 0191 433 2268 or email communitygrants@gateshead.gov.uk

  • The Community Sport Activation Fund - a £40million lottery revenue fund developed to support grassroots activity at a very local level. The kind of projects that would expect to be funded are:-

    - Activities reflecting a broad range of sports
    - Informal opportunities which could lead to regular participation
    - Multi-sport activities which provide people with a range of choices and opportunities to suit them.
    - Family orientated activities with a 14 plus age group.
    - Local Activator roles that focus on directly  organising and delivering new opportunities for participation.

    Funding Available: Projects could be for up to 3 years and grants will range from £50,000 - £250,000 with partnership funding required.

    Who can apply?
    Community Groups, Charities & Councils among those that can bid.

    Deadline Dates:
    Round 2 - 7th May 2013 - 1st July 2013
    Round 3 - November 2013 - January 2014
    Round 4 - May 2014 - June 2014
    Round 5 - April 2015 - June 2015

    How to Apply:
    Online application process at: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/csaf.aspx

  • ASDA Foundation - The Asda Foundation is set up to assist any charity in the UK as well as people and projects who support good causes in their local communities

    How to apply: Please call into your local store or depot
     
  • Awards for All, England - grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town councils.

    How to Apply: Submit application form available from http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/apply.html or 08454102030 for a hard copy
     
  • Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund - Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities most in need. Projects can be new or existing, or be the core work of your organisation. There are 2 strands available, one for revenue and small capital and another for large capital projects.

    How to Apply: Download and complete application form from http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities?tab=2&
     
  • Cash4Clubs - offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1000. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club.

    How to apply: Complete application form online at: http://www.cash-4-clubs.com/apply-for-a-grant/application-form.php
     
  • Golf Club Coaching Grant – A grant of £500 is available for GolfMark awarded clubs to support recruitment and retention activities for adults, young people and priority groups.

    How to apply: Contact development@englishgolfunion.org
     
  • Kellogg’s Swim Active Programme - Any club, school, pool operator, community organisation or social enterprise, which is a non profit making organisation delivering swim based activity within the community is welcome to apply to the Kellogg’s Swim Active Programme

    How to apply: Apply online at: http://www.swimming.org/get-involved/kelloggs-swim-active/
     
  • People’s Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme - provide funding for 3 month projects, ranging from £500 up to £10,000 (£5,000 in Wales) to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations.

    How to Apply: Apply online at http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk or email info@postcodetrust.org.uk
     
  • Rugby League Foundation - a charitable body whose purpose is to support the development of sport with small-scale awards (normally to a maximum of £10,000) specifically in the areas of disadvantaged young people, universities, schools and the development of their local communities.

    How to apply: Apply online at http://www.therfl.co.uk/rl_foundation
     
  • The Rowing Foundation - grants of £500-£2,000 to help organisations and clubs involved in on-water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body).

    How to apply: Online application process available at: http://therowingfoundation.org.uk
     
  • Sport England Small Grants - The Sport England Small Grants Programme uses lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more young people (14+) and adults take and keep a sporting habit for life

    Who can apply? Voluntary or community organisations, sports clubs, local authorities, or school or other education establishments.

    What can the funding be used for? Sporting equipment, Coaching (not salaries), Facility Hire, Coaching qualifications

    Available Funding: £300 - £10,000

    Deadline Dates: Applications open all year round

    How to Apply: Online application process at: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/small_grants.aspx
     
  • Sport England Sportsmatch - Sportsmatch makes awards to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship to deliver new community projects for young people (14+) and adults to take up and keep a sporting habit for life. Priority is given to applications seeking to match sponsorship from the commercial sector but donations from private individuals or charitable trusts are also acceptable

    Who can apply? Voluntary or community organisations, sports clubs, local authorities, or school or other education establishments.

    What can the funding be used for? Facilities, Coaching and equipment

    Available funding: Awards between £1,000 - £100,000

    Deadline Dates: Open Now

    How to Apply: Online application process at: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/sportsmatch.aspx
     
  • Swimathon Foundation Grants - Grants between £300 and £2,500 are available to organisations including swimming pools, operators, clubs, community organisations and charities who can demonstrate how funding will allow them to help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible.

    How to apply: Online application process at: http://www.swimathon.org/page.php?page=Foundation

INDIVIDUAL/PERFORMANCE

  • Individual/Performance - funds available to talented athletes or outstanding individuals making a positive contribution to their local community.
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Gateshead Council are committed to helping local athletes achieve their potential, and the following schemes  are in place to support their progression within their chosen sport:-

  • Sporting Individual Grants – A grant scheme based upon achievement. Awards of £100 - £400 are available for Gateshead residents
  • Gateshead Council Sports Training Pass - These are available to Gateshead residents who have either competed in a final of a County Championship of the National Governing Body of the particular sport, or selected to represent their County Association of the National Governing Body of the particular sport


A sports pass allows free use of the following facilities:

- Track at Gateshead International Stadium

- Gyms at Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead International Stadium, Dunston Activity Centre, Dunston Pool and Felling Pool

- Swimming at Birtley Swimming Pool, Blaydon Swimming Pool, Gateshead Leisure Centre, Dunston Swimming Pool and Felling Swimming Pool

How to apply: Contact Fred Beattie, Sport, Physical Activity & Health Development Team on 0191 433 8112.

  • Talented Athlete Scheme - A new scheme that provides financial support for athletes to reach their full potential. This scheme will provide financial support for up to £1000 for atheltes to support the costs of:-
       - Travel (to training or competition)
       - Training
       - Equipment
       - Accommodation (Competition)
       - Specialist Support


Who can apply?

All details of applicant criteria can be found on the Athlete Support Application Form

How to apply: Contact Fred Beattie, Sport, Physical Activity & Health Development Team on 0191 433 8112 or download the Athlete Support Application Form.

  • Torch Trophy Trust - provides small Bursaries to assist volunteers in sport and presents Awards to individuals who have been identified as making an outstanding contribution as a volunteer in their chosen sport.

    How to Apply: Download application form from http://www.torchtrophytrust.org/ttt_site.htm

Useful information to support your funding application

Once you have identified the most appropriate funding stream, you may need some extra information to ensure you produce a strong application and improve your chances of a successful bid. The following tools will help you do just that:-

Active People Survey 6

  • Active Peoples Survey 6 – The Active People Survey is the largest ever survey of sport and active recreation to be undertaken in Europe. The survey provides by far the largest sample size ever established for a sport and recreation survey and allows levels of detailed analysis previously unavailable. It identifies how participation varies from place to place and between different groups in the population.

    The survey also measures; the proportion of the adult population that volunteer in sport on a weekly basis, club membership, involvement in organised sport/competition, receipt of tuition or coaching, and overall satisfaction with levels of sporting provision in the local community.

    The questionnaire was designed to enable analysis of the findings by a broad range of demographic information, such as gender, social class, ethnicity, household structure, age and disability.

    Active People 6 is the latest set of results from the survey and will enable you to provide evidence of need for any project that you may be seeking funding for, particularly if you are targeting a particular group in a particular area.

    You can access information and results from the Active People Survey 6  here


Sport England’s Market Segmentation

  • Sport England’s Market Segmentation – Sport England has developed nineteen sporting segments to help us understand the nations’ attitudes to sport and motivations for doing it (or not).

    The market segmentation data builds on the results of Sport England’s Active People Survey and you can use this knowledge to help influence people and persuade more to take part in your sport or project.

    The nineteen different profiles available in this tool, could help give focus and direction to your project and your application for funding. You can explore a particular type of person, a particular sport and further individual characteristics.

    You can access Sport England’s Market Segmentation tool here


GENIE

  • GENIE (Gateshead Electronic Neighbourhood Information Engine) – Gateshead’s very own statistics and online information service. When applying for funds, you may be required to supply evidence of need to ensure that your application is worthwhile. All of the information and data stored on GENIE can be easily accessed by theme to ensure you are supporting your application with the relevant information and data.

The GENIE service can be accessed by clicking here
 

Gateshead Playing Pitch Strategy

  • Gateshead Playing Pitch Strategy 2011 – 2014 – An in depth study into the supply of pitch space for pitch based sports. In Gateshead the pitch sports identified are Football, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Hockey and American Football.

    The role of this strategy is to access the supply and demand for pitches and make recommendations on how best to maintain and improve this supply based on future trend analysis.

    This type of research tool would be useful to a Sport England Protecting Playing Fields funding application and other similar funding streams.

    To download the Gateshead Playing Pitch Strategy, please click here

IMD

  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Health Data Tables – A combination of the different fields of deprivation experienced in areas across Gateshead. This document will help to provide evidence of particular health needs and inequalities to support a funding application for a project aimed at tackling such issues.
     

 

The above tools can all be used to produce Gateshead specific data and information. For more generic research and information around why people play sport, what keeps them engaged and why they drop out, you can visit the Sport England Research section

 

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