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Creating a lifelong sporting habit

Funding opportunities for clubs

Andrew Hanson Sport England

29 November 2012


Sport England’s strategy • To create a sporting habit for life • To increase once a week participation from age 14 +

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Key funding considerations • Eligibility – are you properly constituted, with appropriate governance and financial arrangements? • Need – can you clearly demonstrate the demand for your project? • Prior commitments – we cannot fund projects to which you are already committed

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Inspired Facilities • Improving and refurbishing community sports facilities

• Up to £50,000 for community groups and clubs, no match funding requirement • Up to £150k for statutory organisations, match funding needed • Next round opens 4 March 2013 • www.sportengland.org/inspired

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Improvement Fund • Capital projects to improve the quality and experience of sport • Awards of £150,000 - £500,000 • Round 1 focus – artificial grass pitches and swimming pool changing • Round 2 date and focus to be announced

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Iconic Facilities • Strategic facilities for at least two sports with ability to deliver mass participation • Awards of £500,000 - £3 million • Current round closes 17 December 2012

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Protecting Playing Fields • Improvement, creation and reinstatement of playing fields • Awards of £10,000 - £50,000

• Ownership or 25 year lease requirement • Strong community involvement • Next round open 10 Dec 2012 – 18 Feb 2013

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Small Grants • Awards of £300 - £10,000

• Formally constituted voluntary groups and statutory organisations • New and measureable activity in a recognised sport • Completed within 12 months of award

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Sportsmatch • Awards of £1,000 - £100,000

• £-£ matched funding from a maximum of 5 sponsors • Priority to commercial sponsorship, but private donations and charitable funding are also eligible

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What else is out there? • Sportivate – 6-8 weeks of coaching for 14-25 year olds. Contact WASP • Inclusive sport – recently closed. £8 million investment in increasing participation among disabled people • Get Healthy, Get Into sport – recently closed. £5 million investment in getting inactive people playing sport • Active Colleges – College Sport Makers / Further Education Activation Fund

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Summary • Capital and revenue funding is available

• Project proposals must meet our strategic objectives • Competition is strong • Partnerships are key

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Sport England funding Opportunities for clubs