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  • Big Lottery Small Grants People have better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills Stronger communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to enjoy Healthier and more active people and communities Young Roots – funding to support 13 – 25 yr olds in finding out about their heritage
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  • Castele Consultancy Ltd Finding the Funding Leisure Industry Week Thursday 24 September
  • Finding the funding
    • Where is the funding?
    • What makes a good application?
    • How can the funding be used?
    • Where to go for help?
  • Where is the funding?
    • Sport
    • Youth Service
    • Health
    • Charities
    • Trusts
    • Private sponsors
    • Local and national funders
  • Where is the funding?
    • Why sport?
      • Schools now challenged to deliver 5 hours of PE and School Sport; 2hr within curriculum and 3hrs out of school hours in a variety of extended opportunities.
      • UK only 21 st in physical activity league table in Europe.
    • Why Youth?
      • July 2007 – 10yr strategy for positive activities.
      • Key aim to empower young people to make decisions and influence actions. Volunteering projects obtain high support.
      • Government campaigns to tackle youth crime, offending and truancy.
  • Where is the funding?
    • Why health?
      • Healthy weight, healthy life strategy .
      • National Child Measuring Programme.
      • Obesity targets – ¼ of all adults and of 1/6 th children under 11 obese.
      • Nearly two billion pounds a year – more than £3,000 a minute – is spent treating conditions that could be prevented by regular exercise within the NHS.
      • About 27 million of us don’t do the recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week. 14 million, about one in three, don’t even manage one session. (Andy Burnham, Aug 2009)
      • Change4life – swim4life, bike4life, walk4life, play4life, dance4life.
  • Where is the funding?
    • Why charities / trusts?
      • Funding often attributed to individual interest.
      • Prioritisation often towards young people, extending education and challenging traditional behaviours.
      • Numerous opportunities to explore.
    • Why private sponsors?
      • Possibility of sportmatch funding.
      • Local agendas and interest supported.
      • Local media benefits.
      • Small scale support.
  • Where is the funding?
    • Sport England
      • Small Grants, (£300 - £10,000)
      • Themed rounds for grants over £10,000 (3 monthly)
      • Sportsmatch, (£500 - £100,000) as matched funding to commercial sponsorship
    • Big Lottery
      • Small grants &Secret Millionaires (£300 - £10,000)
      • Reaching Communities (up to £250,000)
      • Peoples Million (up to £50,000)
    • National Health
      • Local Primary Care Trust
      • DCSF – Children, Young People and Families grants
      • Third Sector Investment Programme
      • Section 64 Discretionary Grant
  • Where is the funding?
    • Community Foundation – administer and manage many small grants on behalf of local agencies. Usually grants of between £500 - £10,000.
    • Co-op Community Fund – up to £5000.
    • Equitable Charitable Trust – up to £30,000 to support projects which support the delivery of national curriculum or vocational learning for disadvantaged children.
    • Youth Opportunities Fund, Youth of Today, V Youth Volunteering .
    • Charitable Trusts (e.g. Tesco, Lloyds, TSB, Esme Fairburn, Hilton Community Foundation, Peter Harrison Foundation, Paul Hamlyn, Rayne Foundation)
    • Coalfields Regeneration Trust, (Limited areas of UK only).
  • What makes a good application?
    • Clarity in your requirements – what is the main focus of the application?
    • Finding the most appropriate funding agency and who is most suitable to submit the application.
    • Collecting and showing evidence of need and interest.
    • Showing consultation and engagement from key partners– Sports Development, School Sport Partnership, County Sports Partnership etc.
    • Understanding the objectives of the funding agency and relating the project to the criteria.
  • What makes a good application?
    • Relate your project to Every Child Matters Outcomes and other Government targets and agendas.
    • Showing how the project will address current weakness and meet key areas of need.
    • Being innovative, offering something unique that isn’t easily deliverable by other agencies.
    • Show sustainability post funding.
    • Meeting deadlines and ensuring all supporting documentation is included.
    • Being realistic in relation to funding.
  • How can the funding be used?
    • To research and identify the need for activities.
    • To instigate and enable activities to take place.
    • To enable sustainability of activities.
    • Examples include
      • Carrying out initial research or programme testing.
      • Purchasing equipment / resources.
      • Paying for expert support.
      • Accessing or providing training and education.
      • Paying for coaching fees.
      • Project administration costs.
      • Providing access to competitions.
      • Developing promotional materials.
  • Where to go for help?
    • Speak to your local sports development unit, partnership development manager, county sports partnership or youth and community group.
    • Online grant providers
      • Grants4schools
      • Grantfinder
      • Grantsonline
      • Open4community
    • Research local grants and charities
    • Castele Consultancy Ltd
  • Where to go for help?
    • Thank you
    • Castele Consultancy Ltd
    • www.castele.co.uk
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • 01283 533252 / 07502 039072
  • Project case studies
    • SSP core funding attracted to use Gamercize as a reward for pupils showing good behaviour and promoting benefits of health and enjoyment through physical activity.
    • PCT funding attracted to purchase computerised dance equipment to target 11-16 year old females.
    • Sportsmatch funding attracted for Community health programme.
    • Small grants attracted by schools to purchase playground equipment to aid the development of a healthy lifestyle.
    • Coalfields funding identified to enable the employment of an administrator to manage a local sports club.
    • Youth funding for various projects including the development of non traditional sporting activities.