Here you’ll find a wealth of organisations who share news of available funding.
Community First Yorkshire
Community First Yorkshire are a local voluntary sector specialist. There is an abundance of resources available on their website so worth exploring if you haven’t already:
They offer funding support https://www.communitysupportny.org.uk/funding/funding-support/
Have a funding toolkit https://www.communitysupportny.org.uk/funding/funding-toolkit/
A a monthly funding bulletin you can register to receive https://portal.communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk/sign-up
And an ongoing grants section where you can search by category https://www.communitysupportny.org.uk/funding/on-going-grants/
(please be aware there may be options open to you other than just looking at sport specific options, for example in the health and wellbeing, cost of living, children and young people or general section)
Supporting Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to find, access and get ready to apply for funding. Their Funding Development Officer can provide free 1:1 support and guidance.
A great resource is Sport England Club Matters who have lots of information. Not only on generating income and revenue, they also have content relating to financial position, forecasting and financial reporting https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/financial-management/
They also have a workshop in Financial Sustainability: visit https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/club-matters-workshops/financial-sustainability-workshops/ to express interest in this workshop.
Provide support through monthly funding bulletins, funding reports, and application feedback. A membership is required but it’s free for a not-for-profit organisations and organisations that directly deliver sport and physical activity to young people (aged 11-25). https://sported.org.uk/become_a_sported_member/
Chartered Institute of fundraising
Have developed written guidance and a video series for[-p=0 fundraisers and organisations get to grips with the essential elements of fundraising. https://ciof.org.uk/events-and-training/resources/fundraising-essentials
Charity Excellence Framework
Provides access to a free funding finder and advice on applications. https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/Home/FundingFindersResources
Submit up to 200 word to Sport England in the great ideas section on the Sport England webpage and this should help guide you in a positive direction: https://www.sportengland.org/funds-and-campaigns/our-funds/got-great-idea
Sport England Small Grants Fund. https://www.sportengland.org/news/small-grants-programme-returns-awards-15000
Grant finding search tools
- My Funding Central – This is free unless you are an organisation with a turnover of more than £30,000 per annum. Above this a small annual fee will apply.
- GRANTfinder – A tool which provides access to Sport England’s database of funding opportunities as well as wider community schemes.
- Grantway a global search portal for grants, scholarships and fellowships. No registration needed.
What else can work well to generate income?
- Easy fundraising. Organisations collect cashback donations when anyone connected to the club shops online with over 6000 retailers including Amazon, eBay, Wickes, Argos, John Lewis & Partners, Sweaty Betty, Booking.com, Trainline, Just Eat, M&S and so many more. It’s free to register and over 25,000 sports clubs are already using the scheme to fund their equipment costs. easyfundraising
- Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £7.5 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector to recover, reinvent and build resilience. They are encouraging not for profit organisations who play an important role in keeping their community physically active to get involved. Visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/active-together for more information.
Have you considered becoming a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)
The CASC scheme provides a number of charity-type tax reliefs to support local sports clubs. It can offer important financial benefits to clubs including significantly reducing business rates charges and allowing clubs to generate additional income through Gift Aid. On 1 April 2015, the government made changes to the scheme to encourage more clubs to sign up, enabling them to generate more tax-free income.
Have you contacted:
- Local business for sponsorship
- Your National Governing Body
- Local Council members
- The Local Authority
- Larger corporate organisations (corporate social responsibility)
- National organisations eg supermarkets
- Trusts and charitable foundations
What funding is there for environmental sustainability?
This summer Community First Yorkshire and D3 Associates ( https://www.d3-associates.co.uk/) held a webinar on green building initiatives for community settings. Some related links are here: