Updated 23rd October 2013
sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network has updated the Funding Opportunities for Coaching guide. The guide contains information on funding available in England to support coaching and is available to download from http://www.sportscoachuk.org/resource/funding-coaching-guide
The guide is an interactive PDF that allows the user to quickly identify the right funding for them. It includes the following key sections:
• ‘Top Tips’ will help first time funding applicants to get their applications right
• Governing Body funding for those coaches affiliated to and working within key whole sport plan areas
Funding Opportunities 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/
The Birmingham Netball Association has set some funds aside to help those in Birmingham who want to develop their skills in coaching or playing. Those lucky enough to be awarded funds towards UKCC Level 1, 2 or 3 courses, England Netball Coaching Workshops, Birmingham Netball Academy Funds, help to gain CAPS Accreditation etc, complete the form below and send to the Birmingham Netball Association Treasurer at the address given. Dates for submission are three times per year: 1st April, 1st July and 1st December when a grant committee will meet to review each application.
There are a wide range of grant giving organisations that support either sport or work with children and young people. Most will only fund NEW activity, for example if you want to increase membership within your club, get players trained as coaches or umpires, get players qualified in first aid, improve and increase skill within your club, set up a new junior section etc. I intend to update this page on a bi - monthly basis as new information is obtained.
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.
Please see our top tips at:
or email: email@example.com 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.