Grassroots sports clubs have a massive impact on the UK every year. They’re responsible for many of our Olympic successes; Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tom Daley (to name a few) all started out in grassroots clubs. Not to mention, clubs are an essential part of building communities and inspiring children and adults to regularly play sport.
None of the amazing work of sports clubs like yours is possible without funding. To make sure that your club doesn’t miss out on any of the support it needs, we’ve put together a run-down of just some of the funding opportunities available.
ASDA has donated millions of pounds to a variety of different local causes this year. Use their Eligibility Checker to see if your application fits the criteria and then apply by getting in touch with your local store.
This Lottery-funded programme distributes grants of between £300 and £10,000 to grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. There’s no deadline and you can apply at any time. However, it’s recommended that you send your application at least four months before you want your project to be funded.
Boost is awarding both small and large grants to organisations who are inspiring disabled and disadvantaged individuals to overcome their challenges through the power of sport. To apply, you’ll need to send an email or letter which explains what you do and why you need funding. Also, Boost say that you should allow two months for them to get back to you. So make sure to plan your application in advance of when you’ll need the funding.
GoRaise is a shop-and-fundraise website where you can raise money for your sports club every time you shop online. Simply start with GoRaise whenever you shop online and we’ll collect a donation from the retailer which will go directly to your club.
Sport England has grants of between £300 and £1000 available for not-for-profit organisations that are helping more people to play sport. Visit their website to download their guide and use the application checklist to find out how to apply.
Starbucks’ funding programme is available to any young person who wants to make a positive impact in their community, including setting up or improving a sports club.
The Torch Trophy Trust awards a limited number of bursaries each year. They are granted for any individuals who want to improve their coaching skills in order to assist their club. Bursaries from the Torch Trophy Trust range between £100 and £1000. You must be under 25 to apply. Also, you must support your application with an official letter of endorsement from a regional or national governing body.
You might have been given a green counter at the end of a Waitrose shop and chosen a charity to donate it to. Did you know that this initiative distributes £1000 worth of funds every month between three local causes? Speak to your local Waitrose branch about getting involved with the Community Matters scheme. The chosen causes are picked by customers and employees.
Remember that if you’d like to find out more about getting started with GoRaise, you can visit our website or send us an email.
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