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Clubs and Coaches

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

Magic Little Grants

This fund gives local charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain that encourage people to be physically active. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation – Sporting Golden Giveaway

One-off financial awards are available for 15 not-for-profit sporting organisations with a TS postcode.

Peter Harrison Foundation – Opportunities through Sport Programme

Grants are available to charities registered in the UK that are running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.

Sporting Capital Fund

The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations.

The simple, repayable, unsecured loans will be tailored to meet the needs of each organisation and will be repayable over 3 to 5 years.  If needed, a repayment holiday of up to 24 months may be available, giving projects time to generate sustainable revenue before starting to repay the loan.

They can invest in organisations that are looking to develop new projects, operations and revenue streams. Whilst every organisations’ needs will differ, we expect the funding to be used for projects and activities such as:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.