Alphabet of Sports Funding. ‘B’ is for…..

Barclays Spaces for Sports

Run in partnership with the Football Foundation, the programme focuses on regeneration and sports, creating sustainable sports sites for people to engage in sport and physical activities in areas without such facilities.

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BBC Children in Need

Grants to organisations that work with disadvantaged  children and young people

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Ben Kinsella Fund

Projects funded through The Ben Kinsella Fund should:

  • promote anti-knife crime messages in schools, colleges or youth clubs
  • promote positive stories about young people
  • encourage positive engagement between young people and the police
  • encourage young people to get involved in their local community

They encourage projects that target these groups in the community: girls, children of 12 years and younger and parents. Funding is available up to £3,000.

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Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

The Foundation provides support to registered charities. It avoids publishing specific areas of interest to maintain a broad spectrum of charitable giving. However, most grants for sport fall into the following categories: education; youth; community; health; or leisure. Funding is available up to £5,000.

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  • Community – For projects that provide and improve community facilities
  • Small Grants – for projects that enable communities to improve local amenities and to conserve wildlife

Funding is available between £250 and £5,000.

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Big Lottery Fair Share

The Fair Share Trust programme aims to:

  • Build Capacity and Sustainability – by involving local communities in decision-making about lottery funding
  • Build Social Capital – by building links within and between communities to promote trust and participation
  • Improve liveability – by improving the living environment for communities

The Fair Share Trust is a £50 million trust providing sustained funding in Fair Share Areas until 2013 (2009 in Scotland). The Community Foundation Network (CFN) is the sole UK trustee and has appointed delivery agents in each of the Fair Share areas. Selected neighbourhoods in each area are receiving targeted support from these agents, and local people are getting the opportunity to make decisions on where the funding goes.

Minimum grant: £5,000 (with some flexibility)   Maximum grant: £250,000 (with some flexibility)

Closing date 31st December 2013

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Big Lottery – Reaching Communities

The Reaching Communities programme has two strands:

  1. Reaching Communities revenue and small capital – funding from £10,000 to £500,000 for revenue projects and/or smaller capital projects up to £50,000
  2. Reaching Communities buildings – funding of between £100,000 and £500,000 for large capital projects

Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities most in need. Projects can be new or existing, or be the core work of your organisation.

Every project we fund must:

  • Respond to need – Need is the term we use to describe a problem or issue, or situation where something needs to change to make things better for a person, or group of people or environment.
  • Involve the people who will benefit from the project in planning and running the project
  • Achieve one or more of the following four outcomes:

    1. People having better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills
    2. Stronger communities, with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems
    3. Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy
    4. Healthier and more active people and communities.

Funding is available between £10,000 – £500,000

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Boost Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to Build On Overlooked Sporting Talent. All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.

Grants are categorised into small awards (£500 or less) and large awards (over £500).

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British Gas Club Grant Scheme (swimming)

Criteria for the British Gas Club Grant goes towards club development such as training of Level 2/3 teachers and coaches, and funding to pay for expert coaching help. Funding is available up to £1,000.

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