Sports funding opportunities
Sport England has announced that its Sustainable Facilities Fund will re-open for applications from the 1st November 2010.
The fund will be available to various organisations and has a whopping £10m of Lottery and Exchequer money to invest in innovative projects capable of transforming the places where people play or take part in sport. The Fund is aiming to invest in projects that are sustainable in financial and sports development terms and can demonstrate they will benefit all sections of society. Money can be spent on contributions towards the costs of a new build, modernisation or major fixed equipment where it is an integral part of a project.
The closing date for applications will be 5pm on the 16th December 2010.
For full details visit www.sportengland.org/funding/sustainable_facilities.aspx
Torch Trophy Trust
The next closing date for applications is 10am on the 4th January 2011 for the Fast Track Fund (formerly Small Grants Scheme) scheme and 10am on the 29th November 2010 for the Core Fund (formerly Large Grant Scheme).
Comic Relief has announced that their Sports for Change Programme is now open for applications. Comic Relief welcome applications from community groups and organisations using sport as part of a broader programme of work to bring about change at an individual and /or community level. Comic Relief particularly wants to fund organisations working to support people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, older people and women/girls. The maximum grant size in this programme is £100,000 in total.
The deadline for submitting expression of interest is the 17th December 2010.
Reaching Communities Programme
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has announced that it is accepting applications to their Reaching Communities Programme. Reaching Communities provides grants of 10,000 - £500,000 for projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference. BIG wants to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities and those that fund projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach. Organisations that can apply for funding include; registered charities; voluntary or community groups; statutory bodies, (including schools); charitable or not-for-profit companies. The budget for Reaching Communities will be at least £100 million each year until 2013.
For further information visit the Big Lottery Website.
The People's Postcode Trust has announced a new round of funding and, following a substantial change to its guidelines and criteria, has additionally extended its eligibility criteria.
The Trust aims to make Great Britain a better place for both people and nature and by supporting projects which operate within the following fields of operation:
Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are, therefore, available to small organisations, community groups and charities.
The following conditions apply:
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR / Charity Commission can apply for up to £2,000 in funding. Applicants that are registered with OSCR / Charity Commission and can provide a valid charity number can apply for up to £10,000 in funding.
All projects must help in one or more of the above three fields of operation but could include, for example, the purchase of sports kit or uniform, new equipment or the creation of community sports facility. The project has to have a clear charitable purpose, must take place between January and June 2011 and must last for no longer than three months.
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