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Funding support

Sport Hampshire & IOW is commited to providing guidance and advice on funding and support to clubs, groups and individuals. These pages contain information on funding opportunities and include details about local and national resources.

In addition, Hampshire County Council and Sport Hampshire & IOW have a number of schemes designed to provide straightforward funding and support for local athletes and clubs, as well as coaches and volunteers. Further support and advice, including helpful dos and don'ts can be found on the Hampshire County Council External Funding pages.

Hampshire County Council funding

Other funding streams

  • Sports Aid - provides financial grants to athletes aged between 12 - 18 years old or up to 35 years old for disability sports.
  • TASS - provides financial grants to athletes aged between 16 - 24 years old that are undertaking a recognised education programme registered at an Institution in England.
  • The Michael May Young Cricketers Foundation - providing assistance to young cricketers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
  • The Dickie Bird Foundation - provides financial grants for people under 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds
 

Coaches seeking financial support to develop and improve their skills and qualifications should visit the Coaching Hampshire & IOW funding pages for advice and guidance on funding opportunities.

In addition, Hampshire-based coaches, officials and volunteers can apply for support through a Scholarship Scheme, run and adminstered by Coaching Hampshire & IOW. The Scheme is designed to target those coaches, officials and volunteers that have the most immediate impact on coaching and club sport delivery in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Peter Cruddas Foundation
Pathways/support for disadvantaged young people in the age range 16 to 30 into education, training or employment.

Gillette Great Start
Grants for courses resulting in official qualifications up to £250

 

Sport Hampshire and IOW is dedicated to providing clubs with advice and guidance on various aspects of funding, including sources of funding available, project planning and writing successful applications.

Some of the key national, regional and local funding sources available to sports clubs are listed below. This list represents a small proportion of funding available; for further funding and finance opportunites please visit Funding Central website or contact Heather Windust.

STOP PRESS  Football Foundation Grow the Game fund - .Football clubs can apply for £1,500 of funding for each new team that they create. The Grow the Game grants can go towards helping to cover the costs incurred for league entry, referees’ fees, first aid kits, FA coaching courses and football strips.  See Football Projects below for further information.

Name of funding

What can be funded

Amount available

Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation

Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation's focus their grant programmes on projects that help people to lead healthier lives, develop opportunities for playing sport, support persons in crisis or deliver employment and training opportunities.
The grant programmes will give priority to projects that support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people including young people, children, families, older people, disabled groups, and those suffering isolation and deprivation

£250 - £5,000

Hampshire Playing Fields Association

The Hampshire Playing Fields Association (HPFA) was established in 1926 to improve sports, recreational and children’s play facilities within Hampshire, by advising and supporting parish/town councils and voluntary clubs and groups by distributing grants and low interest loans. For further information contact the Secretary, HPFA on 01962 779334.

Grants up to £2,500
Loans up to £5,000

Hampshire County Council Activity Grant

The purpose of the Culture and Community Activity Grants is to provide general support to groups and organisations which encourage and provide opportunities for individuals and communities within Hampshire to participate in community-focused, cultural and recreational activities.
Next deadline for applications is 1 May 2014

£5,000

Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

The aim of the Trophy Torch Bursary is to help volunteers to improve their skills as coaches or officials but are unable to do so without funding.
In most cases, the minimum Bursary would be £100 and the maximum £1000 and it would not be for more than 50% of the total costs involved. Exceptional applications may be considered for grants outside these guidelines.
Applications are currently closed but will reopen later in 2014.

£100 - £1000

Sported

Sported is the leading UK sport for development charity. They have 2 grants available, however in order to apply you must sign up as a member of their charity, (this is free).  The 2 grants available are:

  • Small grant - up to £2,000. This one-off grant is available to all Members, with applications being reviewed every 3 months.

  • Large grant - most of the grants that they award are for between £2,000 and £10,000. They do occasionally award larger amounts, but this will involve a longer process.

Sported will consider funding salaries, running costs/overheads and programme delivery costs. They will also consider supporting projects for more than one year, but funding will always be offered as part of a wider support package to ensure the ongoing development of your project or organisation. Generally they will not help fund large capital expenses such as building facilities.

Up to £10,000

Women's Sport Trust

The Women's Sport Trust invests money that will help improve and support women's sport. They have a flexible approach to what can be funded and applied for, and they will consider applications from mainstream or minority sports.

£500 to £5,000

Cash 4 Clubs

Cash 4 Clubs 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.
The next deadline for applications is end of February 2014.

£250, £500 and £1000

Small Grants Scheme

Sport England have set up a small grants programme to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.  The grant is open to any bona fide not-for-profit club or association, statutory body or educational establishment.

£300 - £10,000

Get Equipped

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for between £300 and £10,000 of Lottery funding to purchase sports equipment that will help increase the number of disabled young people (aged 14+) and adults regularly playing sport as part of Sport England’s wider commitment to increasing disability participation.
Please note you cannot apply for funding for equipment which only benefits an individual or fixed equipment that cannot be easily moved.
Applications are currently closed, new application date will be released later in 2014.

£300 - £10,000

Tesco Charity Trust

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £1,000 and £4,000. The funding can go towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around Tesco stores in the UK. There are 4 deadlines for the fund:
Grants for Children's Education and Childrens Welfare - 30 January and 30 June
Grants for elderly people and adults and children with disabilities - 31st March and 30 September.

£500 to £4,000

Waitrose Community Matters

Give grants to good causes affecting communities within which they have a branch (voted for by Waitrose customers each month).

£1,000

Santander Foundation

Grants are available for community groups that are registered as a charity. Grants can be used for salaries, equipment or materials.

Up to £5,000

BBC Children in Need – General Grants

This grant programme is open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under.

Your organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

The next deadline is 1 April 2014

Small Grants up to 10,000

Football Projects

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports’ charity. Funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £40m every year into grass roots sport. They have several different grants that cover facility projects, projects that aim to increase participation by both players and volunteers or projects that use football and sport to create opportunities and build communities.

Hilden Charitable Fund

Hilden provide grants to projects that support; Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. The next deadline is 15 March 2014

Boost Charitable Trust

Provides grants for charities and non profit making organisations who run activities which aim to inspire disabled and disadvantaged people through sport.

Up to £500

Peter Harrison Foundation

Applicants must be registered charities or CASCs. Grants are made for projects which help disabled or disadvantaged people fulfil their potential through sport (capital projects are eligible).

No upper limit

Co-operative Membership Community Fund

Award grants for projects that enhance local communities.  Grant can be used for anything from equipment to event costs, help towards rent or fixtures, sport or computer equipment.

£100-£2000

Grow Your Club

The Isle of Wight Council Sports Development Unit has secured funding to help local sports clubs and organisations develop a local Olympic legacy. Grants can be used for projects that increase participation, organise competitions and develop coaches and volunteers

up to £1000 per club

Community Amateur Sports Club Scheme (CASC)

Amateur sports clubs can take advantage of valuable tax relief and Gift Aid on voluntary donations by registering as a CASC.

Just Giving

JustGiving for sports clubs will help club members to raise more money, and claim Gift Aid, using the same award-winning tools as the biggest charities in the UK. JustGiving have dropped their subscription fees – worth £180 per year for all sports clubs that are registered as a Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs).

Fundrazor

Fundrazor have teamed up with leading entertainment partners and venues across the UK to supply unbeatable ticket offers for fundraising groups. All the tickets are cut-price, the tickets you buy can all be sold on to family and friends for the full price and all the money you raise you keep!

Recipric8

Recipric8 are a recycling company that focuses upon the recycling of consumer electronic equipment. This includes Mobile Phones, PDAs, MP3/4s, SatNavs, Ink Jet Cartridges & Toners, and similar products.

You gain Reciproc8 Points™ for the amount of consumer electronics goods that you collect for recycling. You can then redeem these Reciproc8 Points™ against a portfolio of sporting experiences and sports products.

Bags 4 Sport

Bags4Sport buy club members’ unwanted textiles. Also once your club has raised funds you can apply for a small grant of £500

Approx. 40p per kilo

 

Sport Hampshire and IOW is dedicated to providing clubs with advice and guidance on various aspects of funding, including sources of funding available, project planning and writing successful applications.

Some of the key national, regional and local funding sources available to sports clubs are listed below. This list represents a small proportion of funding available; for further funding and finance opportunites please visit Funding Central website or contact Heather Windust.

STOP PRESS Sport England Improvement Fund is now open for applications.  Please see details below.

Name of funding

What can be funded

Amount available

Sport England Improvement Fund

Funding for medium-sized projects that will improve the quality and experience of sport and is focused on helping more people acquire lifelong sporting habits.
Deadlines for applications is Wednesday 12 March 2014

£150,000-£500,000

Community Sport Activation Fund

This fund can go towards projects that will run for up to three years, the kind of projects that can apply include:

  • 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 focus on 14 plus age group

  • Local activator roles that focus on directly organising and delivering new opportunities for participation

The next funding round will open on 11 November with a closing deadline of 27 January 2014.  After this the following rounds will be:
May 2014 – June 2014
April 2015 – June 2015

£50,000 - £250,000 (partnership funding is required)

Protecting Playing Fields

The programme will fund capital projects that create, develop and improve playing fields for sporting and community use and offer long term protection of the site for sport.
Projects are likely to involve the construction of new pitches or improvement of existing ones that need leveling or drainage works. The programme only supports the following sports:
Football, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, softball/baseball, american football, gaelic football, australian rules football, hockey, hurling, lacrosse, polo and rounders.
Fund is currently closed.

Up to £50,000

Inspired Facilities Fund

The Inspired Facilities fund could help you refurbish or upgrade your sports facility; or convert an existing building into a venue suitable for sport and accessible to the whole community.
The fund will invest in most types of improvement or refurbishment work that will help your club develop sport in your local area. To qualify for a grant you will need to:

  • Show how your project will keep and, ideally, attract more people to sport

  • Demonstrate that it is needed and wanted by the local community

  • Explain how it will cover its running costs and remain open for sporting use for years to come

The fund is currently closed, next funding round will be released later on in 2014

£20,000 to £50,000

Iconic Facilities Fund

Sport England's Iconic Facilities Fund draws on the inspirational pull of London 2012 to create local beacons for grassroots sport. They are investing £30m over the next three years in innovative, large-scale, multi-sport facilities' projects that are regionally significant for at least two sports and can demonstrate long-term financial viability. Applications must be submitted by an organisation in England entitled to receive public funding such as sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities and education establishments.

Inclusive Sport

The Inclusive Sport programme is a Sport England programme designed to increase the number of disabled young people (aged 14+) and adults regularly playing sport as part of Sport England’s wider commitment to increasing disability participation.
Applications are currently closed.

£10,000+

Sita Trust Enhancing Communities Programme

This fund supports projects that make physical improvements to community leisure facilities and historic buildings / structures.

Not-for-profit organisations including community groups, parish councils, local authorities and charities can apply.

They have 2 funds;

  • Grants of up to £60,00 for projects costing no more than £250,00

  • Grants of up to £20,000 for projects costing no more than £40,000

Up to £60,000

Sported

Sported is the leading UK sport for development charity. They have 2 grants available, however in order to apply you must sign up as a member of their charity, (this is free).  The 2 grants available are:

  • Small grant - up to £2,000. This one-off grant is available to all Members, with applications being reviewed every 3 months.

  • Large grant - most of the grants that they award are for between £2,000 and £10,000. We do occasionally award larger amounts, but this will involve a longer process.

Sported will consider funding salaries, running costs/overheads and programme delivery costs. They will also consider supporting projects for more than one year, but funding will always be offered as part of a wider support package to ensure the ongoing development of your project or organisation. Generally they will not help fund large capital expenses such as building facilities.

Up to £10,000

BBC Children in Need – General Grants

This grant programme is open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under.

Your organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

The next deadline is 15 May 2014.

£10,000 to £100,000

Hilden Charitable Fund

Hilden provide grants to projects that support; Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.

Peter Harrison Foundation

Applicants must be registered charities or CASCs. Grants are made for projects which help disabled or disadvantaged people fulfil their potential through sport (capital projects are eligible).

No upper limit

 

Sports partnership funding for voluntary bodies and other organisations

The application procedure for funding has now become centralised within Hampshire County Council and there are now six different grant streams which cultural, community and recreational organisations can apply for, ranging from revenue grants to small activity grants. There are grants available to support organisations that wish to make major changes to the way they currently operate.

Culture and Community Activity Grants

This grant will can be up to £5,000 and is largely for organisations to directly provide opportunities for individuals and communities to participate in community-focused, cultural and recreational activities.

There are 3 opportunities a year to apply for Culture and Community Activity Grants the next deadline is 1 May 2014.  This is for projects taking place between July 2014 - March 2015.

Culture and Recreation Investment Fund

The Culture and Recreation Investment Fund provides support for a programme of investment in the strategic cultural and recreational infrastructure within Hampshire.  For example supporting countywide Sports Governing Bodies and organisations.

The Culture and Recreation Investment Fund is an annual programme and has one round per year it is open for applications fromsummer 2014.

Please contact Sharon Robertson, Sports Development Manger, if you have any questions - 01962 845021.

 

 
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Contacts

Nicola Wright
Sports Development Officer
nicola.j.wright@hants.gov.uk
01962 845163