External sources of funding that are available for sports clubs and organisations
Capital grants exceeding £50,000, and applicable to sports projects within West Suffolk.
|Fund||Maximum grant size||Capital grant details||Closing date|
|Sport England – Inspired Facilities||To be confirmed||Awaiting more information on Round 10 of the fund (Round 9 closed in January 2016).
Previous examples from West Suffolk are shown in the table beneath. For example in 2014 Sport England awarded £75,000 to the New Pitch Project at Culford School.
|Sport England - Improvement Funding||£500,000 (minimum of £150,000)||Capital grants for sustainable projects with a clear local need, focused on helping more people acquire lifelong sporting habits.
The priority for Round 5 will be swimming projects that deliver an improved customer experience and increase participation. But other types of facility will also be considered.
Requires a minimum of 25% cash partnership funding towards total project costs. Applications are invited on a solicited-only basis for projects
|Sport England – Strategic Facilities Fund||£2 million (minimum of £500,000)||Capital grants for key local authority projects that are identified through a strategic needs assessment and that have maximum impact on growing and sustaining community sport participation.
Key features which applications must demonstrate are:
|Biffa Award – Main Grants Programme||£75,000 (minimum of £10,000)||Must be within 7 miles of a Biffa waste service operation.
||First closing date in October 2016|
|SITA Trust Landfill Communities Fund||£50,000||
The LCF Primary Fund Programme supports community improvement projects that make physical improvements to community facilities such as village halls, public parks and sports facilities.
Projects can be supported in any of 100 funding zones around qualifying sites owned by SITA UK.
|25 July 2016 and 03 October 2016|
|Veolia Environmental Trust||£75,000||Supporting community and environmental projects that are located within five miles of a qualifying Veolia site. Play and recreation is one of the categories, including play areas, skateparks, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.||26/08/2016 and 25/11/2016|
|Viridor Credits – Large Grants Scheme||£250,000 (minimum of £50,000)||Projects must be within 10 miles of an active Viridor landfill site or an Energy Recovery Facility. Projects need to fit with the objective of ‘the protection of the environment; the provision, maintenance or improvement of public amenities and parks, which are open and accessible to the public’ – including sports fields and facilities.||Quarterly deadlines|
|Viridor Credits – Main Grants Scheme||£50,000 (minimum of £20,000)||Similar as above.||Quarterly deadlines|
|Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) – FCC Community Action||£50,000 (minimum of £2,000)||
Projects must provide, maintain or improve a public park or public amenity, and be based within 10 miles of an active WRG landfill site. Possible to apply for 100% of project cost, but not recommended. Eligible costs include:
|Football Association – Pitch Improvement Programme||Discretionary||The Pitch Improvement Programme has been established to provide a range of support services to grassroots clubs, club volunteers and groundsmen. This includes on-site evaluations with practical advice and recommendations. It will also include a range of measures to help develop the skills and knowledge of the volunteers and groundsmen including seminars and workshops.
More information in the FAQs
|Football Foundation – Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund||£500,000 (minimum of £10,000)||
The types of facilities that will receive funding include:
As a guide, projects would normally be expected to secure 50% match funding although each project will be assessed based on individual circumstances.
Priority for applications involving professional club community programmes will be given to projects that are located within areas of high deprivation.
|Table Tennis England – Club Facility Funding (Sport England)||£100,000||Dedicated multi table clubs/facilities - grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 are available. Only exceptional projects will receive the upper end of this funding range. Partnership funding is also required on a pound by pound basis.||-|
|National Hockey Foundation||£75,000 (minimum of £10,000)||
The following are eligible for funding:
|All England Netball Association Youth Trust||discretionary||
|Lawn Tennis Association – Facility Funding||£300,000||Growing the Game:
|Fund||Maximum grant size||Other sources of funding details||Deadline|
|Waitrose Community Matters||£1000 split between three||Customers and employees choose how to distribute £1000 to community projects.||-|
|Sport England Small Grants||£10,000 (minimum £300)||Projects must:
|Torch Trophy Trust Bursary||£1,000||Funding is available to individuals or groups who wish to partake in sports coaching qualifications but are unable to do so without funding. Applicants must be volunteers.||-|
|Cash 4 Clubs||£1,000||Open criteria for all sports, so long as they are registered with the local authority and national body.||Currently Closed|
|Sports Aid||-||National Governing Body can nominate 12-18 year olds who have a real prospect of becoming GB athletes for funding for transport, kit, nutrition and more.||-|
|McDonald’s||-||McDonald’s support youth football, by helping clubs get accredited by the FA, and offering kit to clubs.||-|
|GLL Sport Foundation||-||Provide funding to elite athletes for training and development, in order to improve their chances of competing internationally.||-|
|Adam Millichip Foundation||-||Provide grants to assist disabled people with sports participation.||-|
|The Dickie Bird Foundation||-||Provide grants to individuals under 18 from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, in order to allow them to participate in sport through purchasing equipment, clothing, and travel tickets.|
|Fonnereau Road Health foundation Fund||£5,000||Grants towards equipment which will improve physical and mental health in Suffolk||23 September|
|Comic Relief Local Communities Programme||pound;5,000||Grants to support community groups running projects that are working to advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing, and safety.||-|
|Suffolk Sports Fund||£2,000||Support charitable, voluntary, and community groups that aim to increase participation in sport in Suffolk.||-|