Grants from East Herts Council
East Herts Council Community Grants Programme for 2012
The purpose of the Council’s Grant Programme is to promote environmental, economic and social wellbeing for people living, working and visiting in East Hertfordshire.
Successful projects will make a difference to people’s lives and help take forward the Council’s priorities as well as the priorities in the Sustainable Strategy for East Herts “Everyone Matters.” To see the full document, go to the website on www.eastherts.gov.uk/lsp.
Community Capital Large Grants - The aim of this programme is to support improvements/enhancements to community buildings/sports facilities or green spaces. Match funding of 50% is required with awards from £2,001 up to £8,000. Deadline Friday 1 June 2012.
Community Capital Small Grants - This is for items of equipment or building works that help improve community facilities or services. Grants are between £300 and £2,000. No match funding is required. Contact Claire Pullen, Community Engagement and Partnerships Officer, on 01992/531459 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project. Deadline is Monday, 2 July 2012.
Performance to Excellence (Arts & Sports) - Geared toward helping 11 to 18 year olds in the District achieve sporting or artistic excellence. Contact Valdis Belinis for an application form on 01992531605 or email@example.com. Applications are accepted any time.
The Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) - Supports environmental improvement projects. The fund may provide up to 50% of eligible costs with awards up to £500. Schools can also apply. Applications are accepted any time. Contact David Thorogood on 01992/531621 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Eastern Plateau – Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) - Offers funding for farmers, foresters, rural businesses or community groups within the rural villages of Uttlesford and those in North Herts and East Herts. Funding is available until December 2013. Contact Kari Hall, Project Manager 08448546994 or www.easternplateau.org.uk
Historic Buildings Grants - Supports owners of listed property in the district and will pay for the cost of repairs and restoration work only. The scheme may provide up to 25% of eligible repair costs with awards from £500 to £1,000. Applications are accepted any time.
Community grants will be available where no other funding is available. Where grants are available from Town and Parish Councils as a result of new house building (New Homes Bonus) then it will be expected that this source of funding will be used first rather than a community grant from East Herts Council. First priority will be given to rural areas where no or very limited New Homes Bonus is available.
Please visit East Herts Council’s website for further details about each programme at www.eastherts.gov.uk/grants
Funding for Individuals
SportsAid -National Grants
Assistance for talented young sportsmen and women (12-18 years' old or up to 35 for disability sports) who participate in specific sports. Funding is given to amateur sports people as they prepare to compete in major international competition. Who is eligible? Individuals competing in various able-bodied and disabled sports. How much can you bid for? There are no minimum or maximum levels of funding stated Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Contact: Enquiries 3rd Floor Victoria House Bloomsbury Square London WC1B 4SE Tel: 020 7273 1975 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.sportsaid.org.uk
Talented Athletes Scholarship Scheme (TASS)
Summary: Support for young people (both able-bodied and disabled) in England who want to continue with a formal education or take up employment beyond the statutory school leaving age but also want to realise their potential as an athlete and maintain an involvement in performance sport. Who is eligible? To be eligible for TASS, athletes must reside at an English address or be studying at an English Educational Institute. Athletes must also hold a British passport and be eligible to compete in their sport for Great Britain. How much can you bid for? Scholarship: up to £3,500; 2012 scholarship: up to £10,000 Deadline: Applications can be made at any time Contact: City Sports Centre Off Northumberland Road Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 8ST Tel: (0191) 243 7356 Fax: (0191) 243 7358 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.tass.gov.uk
Ron Pickering Memorial Fund
Summary: Financial support is available for young athletes in Great Britain who are still in education to help them with training and equipment costs. Who is eligible? Applicants must be aged 15 and 23 years, medallists from their National Schools AA, AAA U17, & U20 or U23 Championships or in the top six of the appropriate UK ranking lists. How much can you bid for? The Fund does not have a minimum and maximum level of support, and instead prefers to judge each case on its own merits. Deadline: The application process begins each year on 1 October and closes on 30 November. Contact: Jean Pickering Ron Pickering Memorial Fund 11 Wendover Drive Welwyn Herts AL6 9LT Tel: (01438) 715814 Fax: (01438) 714250 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.rpmf.org.uk
Sport Specific Funding
The Canoeing Foundation
Summary: The Canoeing Foundation supports canoeing ventures for Young People and/or disabled people throughout Britain. Who is eligible? Only applications from members of the British Canoe Union will be considered. Deadline: 31 October Contact: Mandy Delaney The Canoeing Foundation c/o British Canoe Union Adbolton Lane West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 5AS Tel: 0300 011 9502 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Football Aid (Field of Dreams)
Summary: Support for voluntary and charitable organisations throughout the UK for the following types of project: diabetes research (for cure, prevention and for improving the lifestyles of children and young people with diabetes); and organisations that have been nominated by a Football League or Club to improve or develop services/ facilities for people in areas of need. Who is eligible? All organisations How much can you bid for? There is no minimum or maximum grant level stated on the guidelines Deadline: Applications may be made at any time Contact: Football Aid Trading Limited Field of Dreams 6A Randolph Place Edinburgh EH3 7TE Tel: (0131) 220 5999 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.footballaid.com
Football Foundation – Facilities Grant
Summary: Funding is available to primarily support organisations that wish to build, develop and/or refurbish facilities in order to sustain and increase participation in football. Who is eligible? Local authorities, education establishments, football clubs, multi-sport clubs, registered charities, not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee, industrial and provident societies and not-for-profit organisations How much can you bid for? On any given application, the lower the percentage support from the Foundation, the more likely it is to be approved. The maximum level of funding remains at 90% of the total eligible project cost, up to a maximum of £1 million. However, a grant award approaching this level would be extremely rare. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time Contact: The Football Foundation Whittington House 19-30 Alfred Place London WC1E 7EA Tel: 0845 345 4555 Ext 4276 Fax: 0845 345 7057 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Football Foundation – Junior Kit Grant
Summary: A voucher up to the value of £400 is available to help under 7 - under 18 teams and adults with disabilities obtain football kit and equipment. Who is eligible? Football club, school or voluntary group, including all representative teams at a junior level up to, and including, District. How much can you bid for? £400 voucher Deadline: Applications can be made at any time Contact: The Football Foundation Whittington House 19-30 Alfred Place London WC1E 7EA Tel: 0845 345 4555 ext 4274 Fax: 0845 3457057 E-mail:email@example.com Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Football Football Foundation – Stadia Improvement Fund
Summary: Grant aid for football clubs in the Football League, the Conference and the National League system in England and Wales to improve their facilities for players, officials and for spectators. Who is eligible? Football clubs in the Football League, the Conference and the National League system. How much can you bid for? An award of up to £2 million may be made for clubs in the Football League. For clubs in lower leagues, the maximum grant ceiling is less. Deadline: At any time Contact: The Football Foundation 30 Gloucester Place London W1U 8FF Tel: 0845 345 4555 ext 4276 Fax: 0845 3457057 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk
Football Foundation – Build the Game
Summary: The Build the Game Scheme provides small grants for small facility projects in England. It replaces the former Facilities Grant up to £20,000 Scheme with one that will deliver genuine football development outcomes via a simpler and much quicker application process. Who is eligible? Not-for-profit organisations including Football Clubs; Youth Clubs with a football programme; Charitable Organisations; local authorities; and educational establishments. How much can you bid for? The maximum grant available is £20,000 Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time Contact: The Football Foundation Whittington House 19-30 Alfred Place London WC1E 7EA Tel: 0845 345 4555 (Ext 4276) Fax: 0845 345 7057 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk
County Golf Partnerships
Summary: County Golf Partnerships (CGP) are an effective and structured way to support the development of golf within a county. By the County Union and Association working closely together with other appropriate bodies (such as a County PGA) at county level, knowledge, experience, best practice and resources can be combined and utilised. In addition, a CGP will be better positioned to access external funding from local organisations. Who is eligible? Partnerships are formed between organisations such as County Unions and Associations and County PGAs to develop Golf within a County How much can you bid for? There are two phases of funding: Phase 1 - £2,500 to assist a CGP in the production of a county development plan that links in with the national development plan produced by the EGP, also to support communication with clubs, promotional material, workshop/forum expenses, volunteer expenses, audit/survey of clubs, working group expenses and other areas of research. Phase 2 – up to a maximum of £10,000 (per year for three years) to support the implementation of a CGP development plan, based on the budget outlined by the partnership. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time Contact: Richard Flint Golf Development Manager EGU/EWGA The National Golf Centre The Broadway Lincolnshire LN10 6PU Tel: (01526) 354500 Fax: (01526) 354020 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.englishgolfunion.org
National Hockey Foundation
Summary: The Foundation aims to encourage the development and growth of hockey by providing capital and operational funding to the sport through clubs and educational establishments in England and by support to England Hockey's youth development activities. Who is eligible? Organisations/charities/companies How much can you bid for? There is no maximum amount awarded, although the Foundation is unlikely to award grants for less than £10,000 or more than £75,000. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time Contact: National Hockey Foundation 9 Hamlet Green Northampton NN5 7AR E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.thenationalhockeyfoundation.com
Summary: Grants to support rowing in Britain with preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment. Who is eligible? Schools, organisations and clubs. How much can you bid for? The Foundation's preference is to make grants of between £500 and £2,000. Deadline: 28 November 2011 Contact: Pauline Churcher 2 Roehampton Close London SW15 5LU Tel: 020 8878 3723 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.therowingfoundation.org.uk/index.php
Rugby Football Foundation – Groundmatch Grants
Summary: Grants for amateur rugby clubs in order to encourage the recruitment and retention of rugby players in England. Who is eligible? Rugby Union club at level five and below in the English Clubs Rugby Union Championship (i.e. the leagues). How much can you bid for? The minimum grant available is £1,500 and the maximum is £5,000. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed at regular intervals. Contact: RFF Administrator Rugby House Twickenham Stadium 200 Whitton Road Twickenham TW2 7BA Tel: 020 88317985 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.rfu.com/rff/index.html
Amateur Swimming Foundation
Summary: Funding is available to support the development of swimming clubs, both grassroots and elite level swimming, in England. Who is eligible? Swim21 accredited clubs and those clubs working towards accreditation. How much can you bid for? Up to £1,000 for swim21 accredited clubs and up to £500 for clubs working towards swim21 accreditation. Deadline: 4 November Contact: British Gas Club Grants 13 Horsemarket Darlington DL1 5PW Tel: 01325 481260 Website: http://www.swimming.org/asa/
Summary: Grants are available to encourage more people to enjoy swimming and to enhance the experience for people who wish to swim throughout the UK. Who is eligible? Community groups and charities with the support of a pool participating in Swimathon or Simply Swim 2011. How much can you bid for? Grants of between £300 and £2,500 are available. Deadline: 7 November 2011 Contact: Swimathon Foundation PO Box 6440 London W1A 8UQ Tel: 0845 459 9016 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://swimathon.org/page.php?page=Foundation
Generic Funding for Clubs/Organisations
Small Grants Programme
Summary: 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 in England. Who is eligible? Not-for-profit/educational establishment How much can you bid for? Up to a maximum of £10,000 Deadline: At any time Contact: Sport England 3rd Floor Victoria House Bloomsbury Square London WC1B 4SE Tel: 0845 8508 508 Fax: (020) 7383 5740 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.sportengland.org
Biffaward – Small Grants Scheme
Summary: Financial assistance is available to support community-led organisations who aim to improve the quality of life in their community. Who is eligible? Non profit organisations How much can you bid for? Grants of £250 to £5000 are available. Deadline: There is no official deadline for applications, which will be assessed and presented to the next available meeting. Contact: Biffaward The Kiln Waterside Mather Rd Newark NG24 1WT Tel: 01636 670000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.biffaward.org/home
Cash 4 Clubs
Summary: Financial assistance is available for sports clubs throughout the UK to improve facilities, buy new kit and equipment, and increase sporting opportunities. Who is eligible? Sports clubs that are registered with their sports’ National Governing Body or local authority. How much can you bid for? Grants of £250, £500 and £1,000 are available. Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered three times a year. Contact: Cash 4 Clubs E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.cash-4-clubs.com/
RBS Sport for You
Summary: Financial assistance available to support the development of amateur and community sports clubs across the UK. Who is eligible? Amateur sports clubs. How much can you bid for? The maximum grant available is £1,000. Deadline: The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday, 30 November 2011. Contact: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/amateur/8283288/Amateur-sports-club-grant-entry-form.html
Funding for Young People
SITA Trust Young Persons Volunteering Fund
Summary: Grants are available to assist young people aged 14-25 to volunteer their time to create or enhance facilities that can be enjoyed by the wider community. Projects must be located within 10 miles of a landfill site. Who is eligible? Non-profit making organisations such as voluntary organisations, youth clubs, charities, parish councils, local authorities, community groups and environmental organisations may apply. Projects sites must be within 10 miles of a landfill site owned by any company. Deadline: 15 October 2011 How much can you bid for? Grants of up to £10,000 towards agreed project costs Contact: SITA Trust The Barn Brinkmarsh Lane Falfield South Gloucestershire GL12 8PT Tel: (01454) 262910 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/volunteering
Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
Summary: This charity was set up in memory of Andy Fanshawe, one of Britain's leading mountaineers at the time of his death in 1992. The Trust exists to fund projects that give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. Who is eligible? The Trust funds organisations such as schools and youth groups in the UK for projects such as hiking trips, outward bound courses, climbing walls etc How much can you bid for? No minimum and maximum levels of support are outlined by the Trust. Instead, each project will be judged and awarded on merit Deadline: Applications can be made at any time Contact: Ed Douglas Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust 181 Abbeydale Road South Sheffield S7 2QW Website: http://www.andyfanshawe.org
Summary: Funding to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport in England. Who is eligible? Voluntary and community sports organisations. How much can you bid for? Small one-off grants of up to £2,000 and large one-off grants of up to £10,000 are available. Deadline? Applications may be submitted at any time. Contact: Sported 20 St James's Street London SW1A 1ES Tel: 020 7389 1905 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.sported.org.uk/
Dickie Bird Foundation
Summary: Support for individuals throughout Great Britain with the aim of helping disadvantaged young people (under the age of 18) to participate in sport, to the best of their ability, in the sport of their choice, irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity. Who is eligible? Individuals aged under 18 years at the time of application and involved in sport. How much can you bid for? No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified. Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Contact: Enquiries 47 Ripon Road Earlsheaton Dewsbury WF12 7LG Tel: 01924 430593 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.thedickiebirdfoundation.co.uk/
Lord Taveners Foundation
Summary: Funding is available to encourage UK-based young people with disabilities to participate in sporting activities with the provision of manual sports wheelchairs, specially adapted minibuses and the support of the game of cricket at grass roots level. Who is eligible? Must cater for young people under 25 with special needs. Deadline: The Foundation meets quarterly to review applications. Contact: The Foundation Secretary The Lord's Taverners 10 Buckingham Place London SW1E 6HX Tel: (020) 7821 2828 Fax: (020) 7821 2829 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.lordstaverners.org
Funding for Facilities/Fields
Iconic Facilities Fund
Summary: The Iconic Facilities Fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play initiative which will deliver an Olympic and Paralympic legacy of increased sports participation throughout the UK by bringing the magic of a home Games into the heart of local communities. Who is eligible? Applications must be submitted by an organisation entitled to receive public funding such as sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities and education establishments such as schools, colleges and universities How much can you bid for? There is no minimum or maximum grant amount set Deadline? Round 2 opens on 10th October 2011 Contact: Sport England 3rd Floor Victoria House Bloomsbury Square London WC1B 4SE Tel: 0845 850 8508 Fax: (020) 7383 5740 Website: http://www.sportengland.org
Summary: Inspired Facilities is focused on making it easier for local community and volunteer groups to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities. Part of Places People Play, Sport England’s programme to deliver a London 2012 legacy of increased mass participation in sport, it is investing £50 million of National Lottery funding in up to 1000 community sports projects between 2011 and 2014. Who is eligible? Sports clubs How much can you bid for? Not set Deadline: Funding window opens from 1st February until 2nd April and from 23rd July – 17th September. Contact: Visit http://inspiredfacilities.sportengland.org/ for more information and an application form
Places People Play – Protecting Playing Fields
Summary: Grants are available to organisations for capital projects which develop, improve and sustain playing fields for communities. Who is eligible? Charitable organisations, local authorities, educational institutions. How much can you bid for? Grants of £20,000 to £50,000 are available. Deadline: The second round will open on 24 October and close on 12 December 2011. Contact: Funding Hotline 3rd Floor Victoria House Bloomsbury Square London WC1B 4SE Tel: 08458 508 508 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/protecting_playing_fields.aspx
Legacy Trust UK
Lottery – World Class Events Programme
Summary: Support for the bidding and staging costs of major events where the event involves competition between teams and/or individuals representing a number of nations and the event is of international significance to the sport concerned. Who is eligible? National governing bodies of sport or local authorities/other agents acting on behalf of a national governing body of sport. Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time, but should be received 18 months to two years before the event takes place. Contact: UK Sport 40 Bernard Street London WC1N 1ST Tel: (020) 7211 5100 Fax: (020) 7211 5246 E-mail: email@example.com
For the majority of local clubs/organisations, especially those that are non-profit making, sourcing external funding is vital in order to expand or start new activity. But with so many funding options to choose from things can become complicated! We have outlined some local funding opportunities below, for more infomation about possible funding visit the Herts Sports Partnership website.
Hertfordshire County Councillors Locality Budget
In 2010/11 each County Councillors has £10,000 to grant to community organisations in their ward. Amount awarded per project varies by Councillor but can be from £100 to £5,000. So far in 2010/11 only 8.8% of the grant money available has been awarded to sports clubs/projects despite 28% of all volunteers working in sports. If county councillors do not receive applications from sports clubs they cannot grant money to them!
County Councillors will each have a further £10,000 to grant from April 2011 to March 2012.
For Further information visit the Herts Direct website
Funding For Herts!
The search for funds for charitable causes is becoming ever more difficult. Everyday throughout Hertfordshire, and indeed throughout the UK, an enormous amount of time and effort goes into seeking funds, so that:
- sufficient resources are available for existing, valuable work to continue
- new projects can be undertaken to benefit people in new ways
- new groups can be established to meet the needs of a larger number of people
- individual people and families can receive the urgent help they need
However, there is a lot of money available to meet local needs in Hertfordshire - if only you know where to look!
Visit the Hertfordshire Community Foundation website for more details.
Barclays Community Sports Awards (UK)
The Football Foundation has announced the launch of the 2011 – 12 Barclays Community Sports Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.
Each month one winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and is entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000, all donated by Barclays Spaces for Sports.
The award is being delivered in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation. Any individual (a “Nominee”) may be nominated for a Monthly Award. Applications must be made by a nominator (a “Nominator”) on behalf of another person. Individuals may not nominate themselves.
Visit the Barclays Community Sports Awards website for more information about the awards and instructions of how to enter/nominate.