Grants are available to charities registered in the UK that are running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.
Objectives of Fund
The aim of the scheme is to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.
There is no minimum or maximum level of grant available. Each grant request will be reviewed on its own merits.
Applicants may only apply to one of the Foundation’s programmes at any time.
Match Funding Restrictions
Match funding is not a specified requirement.
Who Can Apply
The Foundation accepts applications from organisations working throughout the UK that are:
- Registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission.
- Registered in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
- Registered in Northern Ireland with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI).
- A CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club).
To be eligible, charities must have been registered with the Charity Commission for two years or more and have produced independently examined or audited accounts for at least one full year of operation. Community Amateur Sports Clubs must also have been operating for comparable periods.
Applications from local branches of national charities will be considered, but only if they have either a separate legal constitution or the endorsement of their national Head Office.
The Foundation will not support the following:
- Requests for retrospective funding.
- Activities that are primarily the responsibility of central or local government.
- Exempt charities.
- Overseas projects.
- Adventure Challenges or expeditions in the UK or abroad.
- Projects that are solely for the promotion of religion.
Charities awarded a grant by the Foundation may not make another application for three years from the date of the final grant payment.
Charities whose applications are not successful may make another application after one year from the date of the previous rejection.
Grants are usually made for capital projects. Consideration will be given for revenue funding for a new project or if funding is key to the continuing success or survival of an established project.
The trustees welcome applications for projects that:
- Provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport.
- Have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity.
- Provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people.
- Have a high degree of community involvement.
- Help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction.
How To Apply
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Applications are made through a two-stage process. Applicants should submit an initial enquiry using the online form. Selected entries will then be invited to complete a full application.