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Other Sports Funding

England Golf Trust – Golf Bursaries

England Golf Trust is a new charitable trust supported by England Golf. It will provide grants and bursaries for boys and girls (under 21 or in full-time education) who need financial help to play the game. The aim of the England Golf Trust is to help young people in financial need who, without its support, would not be able to play golf.

Click here to find out more about the various bursaries and grants available through the Trust.

HSBC Golf Roots Plus

Funding available: Up to £1,500
Deadlines: See website for details

HSBC Golf Roots Plus supports local groups and organisations working with young people where involvement in golf may provide an alternative and positive focus. It may be used as a diversion to antisocial behaviour or as an inspirational activity that provides an opportunity for young people to experience the wide and varied benefits of golf.

'Skills for Life' must be the primary focus where the project aims to enhance young people's lives through the catalyst of golf. Projects with a focus on young people with special needs or disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

The project should be coordinated by a local delivery partner such as a youth service, local authority, police service, Kicks project or partnership of schools. The local delivery partner should be the applicant.

All applicants should discuss their project idea with their Regional Development Officer (RDO) before applying. Up to £1,500 is available and partnership funding is encouraged.

The National Hockey Foundation

Funding available: Generally between £10,000 and £75,000
Deadlines: See website for details

The National Hockey Foundation primarily makes grants to a wide range of organisations that meet one of their chosen areas of focus which includes "young people and hockey", "enabling the development of hockey at youth or community level" and "smaller charities".

Grants can be awarded for medium to long-term projects (i.e. over one year) or for shorter term one-off projects. A maximum limit of three years of support can be provided (either an instalment grant or three separate applications).

Grants are not usually awarded for more than 50 per cent of the project costs and are generally awarded quarterly.

There is no limit on the amount of money that an organisation can request. However, the Foundation does not generally award grants for less than £10,000 or more than £75,000.

East Midlands Netball

East Midlands Netball will support their affiliated members by providing subsidies and mentoring opportunities to help develop coaches / tutors / umpires / volunteers / players across the region.

Up to 50% subsidy is available towards the following England Netball Training Events:

  • UKCC Level Two and Level Three courses
  • A and B Umpire courses and tests
  • Accreditation and reaccreditations courses for umpire tutors and testers
  • Coach Tutor and Assessor training
  • Volunteer development
  • Applications for extra-ordinary requests.

Funding requests for UKCC Level 1 and C Umpire courses should be made directly to the County Netball Association.

Applications will be considered at meetings throughout the year and should be submitted, where possible, prior to the start date of a course.

The Rowing Foundation

Funding available: £500 to £3,000
Deadlines: See website for details

The Rowing Foundation's purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and people with disabilities of all ages.

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 (up to 50% of the cost)to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body).

Funds are limited and statistically the Foundation favours giving grants for equipment that will be used on the water and exclusively for juniors and the disabled of all ages.

The next deadline is Monday 17th October 2016

Click here for more information and details on how to apply.

The Canoeing Foundation

Funding available: See website for details
Deadlines: See website for details (as at 28/09/16 the website details the fund is closed)

The Canoe Foundation fund's website details (checked September 2016) that it is looking to reopen their grant scheme in 2015.

Over the last eight years the Canoe Foundation has awarded in excess of £130,000 worth of grants to more than 140 projects, which have in turn benefitted over 18,000 individuals.

Applications and successful awards have increased considerably over the past few years, with over £75,000 awarded in the last three financial years.

Most grants are awarded through the Charity's Small Grants Panel. Their remit is to award grants specifically relating to Young People and Disability (Equality). The maximum grant awarded through the Small Grants Panel is usually £2,000, although in special cases this can be increased to £2,500.

Larger grants (anything over £2,500) and those which fall into the other key areas; Places, Heritage and International are decided on by the Charity's Trustees.

Rugby Football Foundation Grants

Rugby Football - Helping Hand Grants

The 'Helping Hand Grant' provides rugby union clubs small grant of between £500 and £1,500 for eligible capital projects (for example a new set of rugby posts, redecorating the changing rooms etc) with the club matching the grant on a £ for £ basis.

The grant is available to clubs that play at level 5 or below in the RFU league structure.

The RFF aims to turnaround Helping Hand Grants in 6 weeks from receipt of a completed application.

Groundmatch Grants

The Groundmatch Scheme provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players. Clubs at level 5 and below can apply for between £1,500 and £5,000 on a matched £ for £ basis.

Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. In order for an application to be considered the application form must be fully completed and submitted with all the required paperwork to the RFF Administrator. Clubs may only apply for one grant per project and are eligible for only £5,000 in a 24 month period. The 24 months are calculated from the date of the last payment of any previous award.

The RFF aims to turnaround Groundmatch Grants in 8 weeks from receipt of a complete application.

Deadlines for grant applications is 4th November 2016, 6th January 2017, 10th March 2017 and 5th May 2017. Click here for more information.