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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Funding Information for Coaches/Clubs/Performers

Support for Clubs

image In the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics, more and more funders are becoming available to support sports clubs, coaches and performers as the nation strives to build an sporting infrastructure which will form a part of the legacy of the games.

New - List of current funders from Funding 4 Sport (May 2012)

New - List of current funders in sport (courtesy of StreetGames Ltd)

Ribble Valley Recreation Grant Fund
The purpose of the fund is to make a significant contribution towards the development and improvement of recreation/cultural activity in the borough. The fund is only available to organisations that are purely not-for-profit and the application must be for the benefit of people in the Ribble Valley.

Download the Recreation Grant application form.

Please return the application to:
Chief Executives Department
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Council Offices
Church Walk

You can apply for any sum from £300 to £10,000 but the total project cannot exceed £50,000. The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participationor develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. For example, it can help a sports club expand its age range by helping it to buy extra team kit or pay additional coaching fees.

The fund is open for any bona fide not-for-profit club or association, statutory body or educational establishment. It will not fund orgainsations or establishments established to make a profit or distribute this to members.

For more information please visit the Sport England website

Sport England  - Sportsmatch
Sportsmatch offers pound for pound matched funding made by businesses, trusts and individuals into projects that encourage sports participation at a grass roots level.

The funding available is primarily to be used for running costs (maximum grant of £100,000) although capital awards of up to £25,000 can be made through the scheme. The scheme is open to community sports projects, in particular those that benefit young people, ehtnic minorities, disability groups and women and girls.

Please visit the Sport England website for further details

EGU/EWGA Club Coaching Grants 2010/2011

The EGU and the EGWA are both offering funding to golf clubs that have been awarded Clubmark accreditation (www.golfmark.org).  The grant gives clubs the flexibility and financial support to run sessions for adults and juniors, which will increase participation and sustain involvement in the game.

For more information on this particular funding stream please contact the:

EGA/EWGU Development Team
The English Golf Union Ltd
Tel. No. 01526 354500
e-mail: development@englishgolfunion.org

Cash 4 Clubs
Sports clubs that are registered with their national governing bodies (NGB's) or local authority can apply for grants up to £1000 through the Cash 4 Club's 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. There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1000.


UnLtd Sports Relief Awards
This is a funding initiative by Comic Relief which aims to provide opportunities for young people aged between 11 and 21 which aims to bring communities together, to help promote understanding and solve problems through sports, arts and recreational activities. There are three types of awards:

  • Try It. Offers grants up to £1000 for projects that focus on providing opportunities for young people to come together and engage in new activities
  • Shape It. Grants of up to £5000 for projects that address issues in local communities
  • Do It. Offers grants up to £10,000 for projects that use sport or recreation as a solution to a social problem.
  • Do It awards will be made every 3 months. Applications to Try It and Shape It awards can be made at any time.

Reaching Communities Fund
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference. Projects can be new or existing activities, or be the core work of your organisation.

BIG want 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.

They want to encourage the following changes to communities as a result of our funding:

  • people having better chances in life, including being able to get better access to training and development to improve their life skills
  • strong communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems
  • improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy
  • healthier and more active people and communities.

Mars Refuel Fund
MARS Refuel™ is giving away £5000 a month to individuals and clubs between April and September 2012.

The MARS Refuel™ Drink Fund was set up to encourage people to play their favourite sport for longer. Just tell us what you would do with our award and you could be one of our lucky winners.

Each month we will be giving away one gold (£1000), four silver (£500) and eight bronze (£250) awards.

For further details and the chance to bid see the Mars Refuel website.
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