Streetgames Small Grants Presentation

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Streetgames Small Grants Presentation

  1. 1. StreetGames - Developing doorstep sport with deprived communities
  2. 2. Small Grants <ul><li>STANDARD REQUIRMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution ( a good one !!) </li></ul><ul><li>Set of accounts ( or income/expenditure forecast) </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of recent bank statement </li></ul><ul><li>Independent referee </li></ul>
  3. 3. Small Grants <ul><li>TIPS AND TACTICS </li></ul><ul><li>Write in their language!! </li></ul><ul><li>Question 5 –Awards For All- What activities will take place if you receive a grant? </li></ul><ul><li>ANSWER A- Buy footballs, bibs, cones. Hire a pitch. Go on the Man Utd tour. Do some cricket. </li></ul><ul><li>ANSWER B </li></ul><ul><li>Attract 20 girls aged 11 to 15 for a new weekly football session </li></ul><ul><li>Qualify 5 new level 1 football coaches and 3 new level 1 cricket coaches, mainly from existing parents </li></ul><ul><li>Qualify 20 young people as young sports leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Organise kwik cricket festival to attract new partipants aged 8 to 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information on youth lifestyle issues in partnership with youth service </li></ul>
  4. 4. Small Grants <ul><li>TIPS AND TACTICS !! </li></ul><ul><li>1) Prove It ! – any sort of proof that there is a need for the new activity is better than just your word. Evidence of a public meeting, a survey, waiting lists are all simple but effective. </li></ul><ul><li>2) Don’t Write It Alone – even if you think you are JK Rowling, your application will be much, much better if at least 3 other people read it and comment on it. It has to be clearly understood by everyone who might read it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Small Grants <ul><li>TIPS AND TACTICS !! </li></ul><ul><li>3) Always CLEAR and CONCISE – waffle is a disaster. You have less than one minute to impress the officer or Panel member reading your application. </li></ul><ul><li>give your project a clear and descriptive title. For example, don’t call it a ‘Youth Project’, call it a ‘Youth Mentoring Project’. </li></ul><ul><li>Check to make sure you have told them clearly who you are, what you do, what your project is, how much it will cost, and why they should give you a grant. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Small Grants TIPS AND TACTICS !! 4) Show CREDIBILITY. Prove that your organisation is well run. - Have you got any quality assurance awards (eg PQASSO). - Have you receive grants before. Who from? When? - Do people who run your organisation have impressive qualifications (eg Solicitor, Accountant, Justice of Peace, ) 5) Use BULLET POINTS – they are not classic English grammar, but they are very effective at giving a clear, concise, and professional message
  7. 7. Small Grants <ul><li>TIPS AND TACTICS !! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6) Get QUOTES or ESTIMATES. It is no good just saying that </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>some new music equipment costs £3000. How do they know that? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It significantly improves your chances of getting a grant if you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>go to the trouble of getting quotes or estimates. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7) Always mention ‘MONITORING’ and ‘EVALUATION’. Always!! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They need to know there is a checking system to stop things going </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wrong. Use phrases like ‘rigorous monitoring’ and ‘systematic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation’. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Small Grants <ul><li>TIPS AND TACTICS !! </li></ul><ul><li>8) Always mention ‘SUSTAINABILITY’. They want to feel their money will have a lasting impact. Two good points to bring up is that their grant will secure 1) new partnerships (makes you stronger for the future), and 2) new training (you are stronger because your people are more competent). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Small Grants <ul><li>WHAT THEY WON’T FUND – DON’T MESS UP!! </li></ul><ul><li>Already have a small grant </li></ul><ul><li>Current running costs </li></ul><ul><li>Activity for an individual (or a family) </li></ul><ul><li>Religious activities </li></ul><ul><li>Political activities </li></ul><ul><li>Profit making activities (profits given to directors or management committee </li></ul><ul><li>members) </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory activities </li></ul><ul><li>Money for further distribution (broker) </li></ul><ul><li>Endowments </li></ul><ul><li>Loans </li></ul><ul><li>2nd hand vehicles </li></ul>
  10. 10. Small Grants <ul><li>MAIN SOURCES OF SMALL GRANTS </li></ul><ul><li>AWARDS FOR ALL </li></ul><ul><li>FOOTBALL FOUNDATION </li></ul><ul><li>LOCAL COMMUNITY CHESTS </li></ul><ul><li>LOCAL NETWORK FUND </li></ul><ul><li>CO-OP </li></ul><ul><li>OTHERS ??? </li></ul><ul><li>USE GRANTFINDER!!! </li></ul>

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