Funding Opportunities 2013
TESCO CHARITY TRUST COMMUNITY AWARDS
Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards (UK) The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme has announced that its funding programme for children’s education and children’s welfare re-opened for applications on the 1st December 2012 (found out about this today). Closing date for applications is 30th January.
The scheme awards one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities, schools and not for profit organisations. The funding we give goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children living in the local communities around our stores in the UK.
Projects previously supported include:
• Playground equipment in schools and local communities
• Sensory garden or room projects
• Outdoor classrooms
• Breakfast and after school clubs
• Holiday play-schemes
• Part funding to purchase minibuses; etc.
CHILDREN’S OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Funding for Childrens Outdoor Recreational Activities (UK) The Outdoor clothing company "North Face" has announced the launch of a new funding round of its Explore Fund. The Explore Fund supports not for profit organisations that encourage youth outdoor participation. Grants of up to
€2,500 are available for projects that encourage community involvement; focus on breaking down barriers to getting youth outdoors; and projects that reach out to a specific community or place of interest. Only one Explore Fund financial support package will be given to an organisation in each calendar year and applications that can provide match funding will be viewed favourably.
The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2013
GALAXY HOT CHOCOLATE FUND
The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is launched on 7th January 2013 and aims to help local people and small community projects.
Each month between January and March they will be giving 20 awards of £300.
Small charities, community groups and individuals are eligible to apply, you’ll need to tell them what you will do with the grant. There will be a simple application form available on the website soon.
Galaxy are also donating jars of hot chocolate, email them if your group could use some!
To find out more, click here http://www.hotgalaxywarmheart.com/fund/
SPORT ENGLAND – COMMUNITY SPORT ACTIVATION FUND
Sport England - Community Sport Activation Fund The Community Sport Activation Fund is a £40 million Lottery revenue fund that forms part of Sport England’s Youth and Community Strategy 2012-2017 and aims will help increase and sustain once a week participation in sport targeted at people aged 14 and above. The Fund is due to be formally launched on Tuesday 15th January 2013.
The Fund has been developed in direct response to a need expressed by local partners for flexible local funding to support grassroots activity. We have worked with local authorities and other local partners to understand the difference that very localised revenue funding could make, and how we can maximise local opportunities to increase participation.
The vast majority of the fund will be awarded through five open funding rounds and full details of Round 1 are now available on the application portal (see the link below). This includes the prospectus, on line application, frequently asked questions and a pre application check list.
In Round 1, Sport England are looking to invest in a small number of strong, well-developed projects which can start to deliver by June 1st 2013. Many of the factors for successful delivery (e.g. clear evidence and need, match funding, partnership approach) will need to already be in place with project ideas already well formulated. For this reason, the application portal for Round 1 will be open for a short time starting on Monday 7th January, and closing on Monday 4th February. In terms of forward planning, the application portal re-opens for Round 2 on Tuesday 7th May and closes on Monday 1st July.
90% of the funds will be allocated in Rounds 2 through to 5 and it is strongly recommended that applications are to only be submitted when the best strategic case backed by local evidence, secured match funded resource, a partnership approach and a delivery plan for year 1 are in place. Sport England will only fund those bids which offer the best opportunity to invest in sustainable increases in participation Please see here the link to the application portal for Round 1:
http://www.sportengland.org/funding/csaf.aspx (personal note from Pauline - perhaps Birmingham could do with a funding committee to get funding for Birmingham netball as a whole?)
Stylist Magazine launched their Fair Game Awards on Tuesday 30th October. The magazine has teamed up with adidas to offer a £50,000 sports bursary to five amateur women’s teams and five upcoming new professional talents (they will receive £2,000 to put towards their training along with adidas kit). For more information and to nominate/apply go to:
SPORT ENGLAND SMALL GRANTS
The next deadline for Cash 4 Clubs applications will fall at 5pm on Wednesday 29th February 2012. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed at the panel meeting that will be held in early March.
Cash 4 Clubs, funded by Betfair and supported by SportsAid, offers grants of £250 - £1,000 to grassroots sports clubs. No preference is given to types of sport or the age range accessing the activity; however clubs should play an active role in the community, encourage social interaction and fitness, and be registered with its sports' National Governing body.
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or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question.
BIRMINGHAM SPORTS COUNCIL
Pauline Philpot at Birmingham Sport and Events 0121 464 6026
HARRY PAYNE TRUST
BATTY CHARITABLE TRUST
SPORT RELIEF [part of Comic Relief]
HENRY FOYLE TRUST
'Funding For Your Club' workshop being held on 16th February from 6.30pm - 9.30pm at the Hollyfields Community & Sports Centre, Woodacre Road, Erdington, Birmingham B24 0JT. Cost: £20.00
This workshop wil Give an overview of funding sources, application processes and eligibility criteria, Help the delegate to identify their club’s needs, Provide an introduction to sponsorship and how to seek it, IIdeas for fundraising events and ways to raise income from membership, Identify barriers and obstacles to successful funding applications, Provide a national perspective, e.g. Sport England’s latest strategy and Give an overview of the CASC scheme and charitable status.
The benefits of attending the Funding for Your Club workshop are: Knowing how to match projects with appropriate funding sources, and align projects with funders’ objectives, Increasing the chances of producing a high quality application, Saving time in trying to find funding for something that may not work and researching various options for funding, Increasing chance of success in finding sponsorship, that may in addition be eligible for Sportsmatch funding.
If you would like to book a place on this training, please let Sue Mellor know on 0121 464 6018.