FUNDING & OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLUBS
The Daily Telegraph in association with RBS
- In not more than 250 words why your community sport club needs a £1,000 grant and what use you would put it to
- Talk about your successes, your events, the unsung heroes involved in your club and even your rising stars
- Clubs must have a minimum of 10 members and be deemed amateur
- Clubs must have been up and running for 12 months
- All sports are included and can be multi-sports
- Entries can be made from midnight on February 3,2011
- To enter and for full terms and conditions visit www.telegraph.co.uk/sportforyou
- Each month The Daily Telegraph will feature the five winners in its sport section and monthly winners will be notified immediately.
- Once a grant is awarded local RBS offices will give clubs guidance on book-keeping, joining the Community Amateur Sports Club network and maximising amateur sports club tax benefits.
Sainsbury's Active Kids
Registration for Active Kids 2012 opened 15th February. You can collect 1 Active Kids voucher for every £10 spent instore, at petrol stations or when you buy groceries online (£5 in Locals). Nectar points can be turned into vouchers too. See the Active Kids website sainsburys.co.uk/activekids for more details.
If you haven't already registered, there has never been a better time - just remember, that you need to have a current Clubmark accreditation to be able to register.
If your club is already registered for Active Kids, there is no need to re-register. You will automatically receive your welcome pack full of everything you need to make Active Kids 2012 even better than last year - including:
- Active Kids 2012 catalogue. There are loads of exciting NEW products this year so make sure you take a look.
- Voucher collection box. Make sure everyone can see this so that you get as many vouchers as possible.
Don't miss out - register now!
Simply visit sainsburys.co.uk/activekids or call to 0844 415 8440 to find out more and for details on how to register your club.
Sports club that are registered with their sport’s National Governing Body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs
grants scheme. Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the
sustainability of their club. In 2008 over £30,000 was given out in grants to 30 community sports clubs across the UK.
There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000. Previous grants have been awarded to the Southampton Canoe club which received a grant of £1,000 towards purchasing junior paddles and safety equipment; the Rugby Sea Cadets which received a grant of £1,000 to maintain and replace safety equipment; and Ipswich Basketball which received a grant of £1,000 to initiate a new women's team aimed at the 16+ league.
Applications can be submitted at any time and grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.
The Sport England Sportsmatch programme increases investment in community sport by matching new sponsorship money pound for pound.
Sportsmatch is funded by Sport England to support the development of grassroots sport in England. It makes awards to organisations running projects aimed at increasing participation in sports at community level. We do this through matching eligible funding invested in community sport.
Since it started in 1992, Sportsmatch has awarded over £48 million to almost 6,000 projects across the country, and has brought in over £58 million for these projects from the commercial sector.
If a business gives £1,000 in sponsorship to its local rugby club to organise new coaching opportunities in the community, we could match that with £1,000 of government money - thereby doubling the amount of money available to the club.
The Sport England Small Grants Programme
The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.
For example, we might help a sports club expand its age range by helping it to buy extra team kit or pay additional coaching fees. Or we may help youth clubs work together with local sports clubs to get more young people playing sport.
Advice on applying for small grants - Running Sports
If you’re thinking about, or are in the process of, applying for a small grant, runningsports, the portfolio created and funded by Sport England, can help you. There is a 3-hour workshop, Funding For Your Club, run at a time and place convenient for you, which provides practical ideas for raising money from a range of sources, including fund-raising events and sponsorship, to help increase your chances of successfully obtaining funding. You’ll receive a workbook to accompany the workshop that you can take back to your club. If you’re short of time, why not read the runningsports’ Quick Guide - Fund-raising, Grants and Sponsorship.
By signing up as a Network Member at www.runningsports.org which is completely free, you can download the Guide, which is also free of charge. Later this year, runningsports are launching a new workshop which will take you through the application process for small grants from Sport England.
JustGiving for Sports Clubs
JustGiving for Sports Clubs is a special membership scheme enabling sports clubs to join the biggest community of people and causes in the world on JustGiving.
This will enable badminton club members to raise money for their club using the same award-winning tools as the biggest charities in the UK. Please click on the link below for more information on JustGiving, it may be that you are able to make use of this tool to help with the sustainablity of your club and potentially raise much needed revenue.
Click here for more information on JustGiving
Deloitte figures show 5,424 clubs are now registered as Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC). These clubs, partly through mandatory rate relief and the ability to claim Gift Aid on voluntary donations, have benefitted from an estimated £60.9 million in savings since 2002.
Sports clubs play a valuable role in their communities. The CASC scheme recognises this important role by distinguishing between clubs and businesses for rates and tax purposes, ensuring money is kept in sports clubs.
Both property and non-property owning clubs can significantly benefit from the scheme.
For more information on CACS, please click on the link below
Volunteering England Membership
If your club's turnover is less than £20,000 per year you can join VE for FREE enabling you to better recruit, recognise and retain the people that make your club tick.