1) The Torch Trophy Trust is Open for Coach Bursary Applications. This Trust provides financial support to individuals or groups wishing to undertake training to enhance their knowledge or improve their coaching skills to assist their club, organisation or community and develop their chosen sport. Bursaries of between £100 and £1,000 (max 50%) are available. The closing date for application is 14th October.
2) Three new funds to boost volunteering by the over 50s. If your organisation needs funding to develop and test intensive volunteer placements for people approaching or in retirement, that work alongside public services; or you can help Nesta understand what works best in retaining volunteers who are aged 50 and over; or you want to grow an innovation that mobilises the time and talents of people in the second half of their lives to help others, alongside public services, then this funding will be worth a look – closing dates for the 3 programmes are between 24th and 31st October.
3) Club Table Grant Scheme for Table Tennis Clubs. Affiliated Table Tennis Clubs can apply for between 1 and 4 additional tables. Match funding is required. The deadline is 1st February 2017.
4) Whizz-Kidz Equipment for Disabled Children. Additional to equipment, Whizz-Kidz also provides sports wheelchairs for children and young people with a disability. Funding is up to £2.5K. Click here for more about this grant and a range of other grants which support sports wheelchairs.
5) Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired young people. This Trust provides grants to children and young people who have a hearing impairment and to organisations which provide help. Applications may be submitted by individuals, educational establishments, groups or charities.
6) Grants available through the Central England Co-operative. Grants of between £100 and £5K are available to a wide range of organisations including community groups, club, and schools. The next deadline to apply is 28th October.
And two funds to keep an eye on:
7) The Postcode Community Trust’s Community Sports Fund reopens in October. Their last funding round focused on kit and equipment for specific types of women’s team sports. I will do a further update to advise what the focus will be when the fund reopens.
8) People’s Health Trust funding will soon be opening in Derby and Derbyshire. This is another fund to keep an eye on in the near future for when they reopen for bids from the county. Grants are likely to be between £5K and £50K for projects lasting up to two years. They look to fund small, local projects or for a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something important to them. This could be based in one neighbourhood, or could cover a wider area. An example of a project they funded in an earlier round is boxing based fitness classes for young people from two neighbourhoods here in Ripley.
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