The two latest Derbyshire Sport Funding Updates:
1) Western Power grant for energy saving measures – now open. This fund will be of interest to clubs with their own buildings and need a small grant of up to £1K to help them with improvements such as insulation measures, heating improvements, double / secondary glazing, draught proofing, energy efficient lighting, energy saving appliances and water reduction measures. Although the fund has only recently reopened, it’s a limited pot of £50K (first come first served). It looks like most areas of Derbyshire are covered by the grant.
2) Update on Sporting Lives Funding. I went to the HLF’s official launch of the programme on Monday. There were some good speakers who detailed some interesting projects which I’ve included in this item.
3) Further news about the BLF’s ‘Celebrate’ fund. The Big Lottery has added more money to the funding pot, however, there is now a closing date of Friday 21st October 2016.
4) OneFamily Community Awards Fund Now Open. This is a small national fund open to OneFamily customers who can nominate projects. Winners are then decided by an online vote open to customers and non-customers. Awards are generally up to £5K, but can be up to £25K. Closes 19th October 2016.
5) Food provision grants for Holiday Activity Clubs – now open. Jamie Oliver helped set this fund up last year. Clubs, schools, local authorities, youth groups etc… can apply for up to £5K to provide food as part of holiday activity programmes which can include sport. Closes Friday 30th September 2016.
1) People’s Postcode Trust Small Grants – closing date 30th September. This fund provides grants up to £2K to clubs and CICs and up to £20K to charities for projects that focus on a number areas including healthy living initiatives. They report that they are oversubscribed, so they will be giving preference to projects which ‘show innovation and tangible sustainability’.
2) Mcdonald’s Competition to ‘Win Kit for your Child’s Football Club’. They are offering six sets of 15 kits as prizes. Competition is likely to be very high, however it’s a really easy application form. The completion closes October 2nd.
3) Aviva Community Fund – Now Open! Past winners of grants from this fund include schools, a gymnastics academy, swimming club, wheelchair sports club, cricket and football clubs… Successful applicants to this fund will need to rally lots of votes. However, it looks like it’s a short and easy application form. Grants range from up to £1K right up to £25K. The closing date for entries is October 11th.
4) Don’t miss the opportunity to ‘Celebrate England’! This is a limited opportunity from the Big Lottery Fund. Although it’s a £3.75m pot, when it’s gone it’s gone! Grants of up to £10K are available for one off events or activities including projects which celebrate sport or use sport as an engagement tool. The first batch of successes include a sports club celebrating the opening of their new centre, a football club celebrating its 125 anniversary, a wheelchair rugby tournament and football tournaments.
5) Derbyshire Sport Funding Surgeries in October and November. This is a head up on some 1:1 funding advice surgeries I will be doing in Chesterfield, Derby and Ripley. I will also be doing a session in Chesterfield on 27th October which will focus on small grants, particularly Sport England’s Small Grants fund. Rachel Dyer will also be there to talk about Sport England’s Club Matters.
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