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For Clubs and Coaches

This section contains details of funding to support the development of clubs and coaching.

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

Sir James Knott Trust

Grants are available to charities in the North East of England to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. Grants are awarded in the following areas: arts and culture; service charities; public services; housing; heritage; health and sport; education and training; environment; and community issues and events.

Virgin Money Foundation

Virgin Money has launched the Virgin Money Foundation – a new, independent charitable foundation that  will focus initially on community projects in the North East of England, and over time will grow to operate nationally.  The launch follows the announcement in December 2014 that the Government would provide £4 million of funding - £1 million per year for four years - to be granted through the Foundation to support charitable projects in the North-East of England. 

Active Communities

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

Ballinger Charitable Trust (BCT)

BCT is a grant giving trust providing grants to charities and organisations with charitable objectives in the north east of England (from Berwick upon Tweed to Redcar).  BCT is not restricted to what type of charity projects it gives grants to, but its focus is on projects helping the elderly and the young, and it gives a little bit for the arts too.

 MIddlesbrough Council Physical Activity Fund Small Grants

Can you encourage people in Middlesbrough to be more active, helping them to stay healthy? Middlesbrough Council want to support people and projects with funding of up to £2,000 which gets people moving. They are looking for projects of varying sizes which meet one or more of their three priorities;

1. Getting people active in your area – helping local groups to provide new ways to be active to keep people healthy and reduce the risk of serious illness

 2. Getting people active to improve long term health conditions – activity which will promote independence and reduce social exclusion and loneliness for those with long term health conditions

 3. Changing the environment – projects and partnerships which will make it easier and more enjoyable  to be active in Middlesbrough

Police and Crime Comissioner Property Act Funding

The PCC will consider applications from local voluntary and community groups who are working for charitable purposes to improve the lives of people in Cleveland. Over £50,000 has been allocated so far to community groups who support the PCC's key priorities

Health Communities Small Grants Programme

The Healthy Communities Programme makes grants of £5,000-£10,000 available to small community and voluntary organisations and groups to support an improvement in health and well-being in their local communities.

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.

Cash 4 Clubs

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.

Mars Refuel Fund

The MARS Refuel Fund is offering support with anything from equipment costs, to improving training grounds and club houses.

JustGiving for Sports Clubs

Sport England, JustGiving, and CCPR have come together to make it easier for clubs to raise money and claim Gift Aid, enabling volunteers to spend more time on sport and less time on administration.

Wells Sports Foundation

The Foundation is now providing support to Clubmark Clubs for grassroots sports projects. 50% grants of £500 to £2,000 (total project cost £5,000) are available for a range of projects including equipment, CRB checks, coaching and umpiring qualifications.

 Live Unltd

Led by a team of passionate young people, Live UnLtd will provide other young people with exciting opportunities to start up their own businesses, sports teams, recreational groups and host events after being given funding of up to £2,000 per individual, coupled with a model of non-financial support from a designated development manager in their region.

Wakeham Trust

Groups of individuals as well as small community and voluntary groups within the UK that want to improve their communities can apply for funding through the Wakeham Trust.

Easy Fund Raising

A new and innovative way your club can raise funds through its members is to sign up for Easy Fundraising. Easy Fundraising provides a FREE fundraising service where funds can be raised for the club by your club members every time they shop online.

Barclays Community Sports Awards

This is a new award to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.

Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

The aim of the Bursaries is to help volunteers to improve their skills as coaches or officials but are unable to do so without funding. The Bursaries provide financial support for those wishing to undertake training.

Nancy Ovens Trust

The bursary, sponsored by SkillsActive and awarded by the Nancy Ovens Trust, is aimed at paid or voluntary coaches and leaders who work with children and young people in the active leisure and learning sector. The bursary is awarded to a coach or leader to allow them to enhance their own skills and knowledge by taking part in studies or activities outside of their community.

£1 million Queen Elizabeth II Fields Volunteer Support Fund

The QEII Fields Volunteer Support Fund will award up to a maximum of £5,000 for projects where it can be demonstrated that volunteers will be extensively involved in the delivery of a project.

Banks Community Fund

The Banks Group looks for opportunities to make a real difference and to provide lasting community and environmental benefits. Potential projects can be put forward by local authorities, environmental organisations, community groups and individuals. The Banks Foundation distributes funding in various parts of the country and all projects must fall within the vicinity of a Banks Group development and should be within ten miles of a waste management facility.

Tony Blair Foundation

The Foundation will pay 50% of the cost of a Level 1 coaching or officiating qualification and will then work with you to find a suitable coaching placement within your community.

Swimathon Foundation

The Swimathon Foundation is offering grants of between £300 and £2500 to swimming pools, community organisations and charities who can demonstrate how the funding will allow them to increase particiaption in swimming and make it more accessible. The deadline for the first round of applications is 21 March 2011. Applicants must be a representative of, or have the support of, a pool participating in Swimathon or Simply Swim 2011.

Kelloggs Active Living Fund

The fund will give small grants to fund projects and activities that directly lead to people taking part in sustained physical activity. The aim of the fund is to help remove the "barriers" which stop people being active. The maximum grant that can be awarded is £1000.

Northern Rock Foundation

This grant programmes exist to support charitable activities that have particular results, and which contribute to the aims: tackling disadvantage and improving quality of life in North East England and Cumbria.

Santander Foundation

The funding is to help disadvantaged people through one of both of these charitable priorities - education and training or financial capability.

Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation donates around £1.3million per year to disadvantaged people in the heart of Gregg's local communities. The Greggs Foundation has four principal grant programmes through which it channels its community investments, major grants, regional grants, breakfast club and hardship fund.

Comic Relief Sport for Change

The primary goal is to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which requires investing in work that addresses people's immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. These principles are used to help inform how funds are allocated, and organisations applying for a grant will need to demonstrate how their work takes account these areas.

Royal Bank of Scotland Sport for You Grant

The scheme aims to provide grants to sports clubs who play a vital role in society, create a place for social interaction and an environment where different generations come together to be active and share the joy of sports participation.

Lloyds TSB Foundation

The Community programme focuses on funding core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community.

Swimming Trust Coach Education Grant Fund

The funding offers training opportunities for up to 120 volunteers within Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo clubs across the UK. 

Boost Charitable Trust

The Trust supports charities or non-profit making organsiations with a focus on sport.  All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through sport.

Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants

Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and nnovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.

Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grants

HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants (HHG) of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities. 

Great Start Grants

Gillette has announced its 'Great Start' programme which celebrates the role of coaching and supports coaching excellence by offering coaching grants awarded through the scheme.   Great Start grants are available to both aspiring and amateur coaches who wish to further their qualifications.

Redcar and Cleveland Youth Offer - Your Offer Small Grants Scheme

YOYO is open to voluntary and community based organisations and groups for the introduction and development of young people focused activities, projects and initiatives throughout the borough of Redcar and Cleveland.