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Deadline: Friday 7 December
The Sussex Community Foundation have a new fund, Nationwide Community Grants. The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen the local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.
Charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in the local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional community board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities.
And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.
- All young people who are to benefit must be under 21 years of age and belong to a club/organisation based in England. The Trustees will consider the application where the majority are under 21, but will not consider grants for individuals.
- The Trustees will consider grants for equipment for the use of all members of the club. Individual items will not be considered i.e. personal items of kit such as gum shields, shorts, vests etc.
- The Trustees will consider grants to assist in the maintenance of properties as long as the property is owned by the club or there is a significant lease period
- The Trustees may attach conditions to a grant e.g. conditional on match funding
- The Trustees will only pay suppliers directly. It is therefore necessary for the clubs to obtain a written quotation/invoice from the supplier.
- Economic or social circumstances surrounding the beneficiaries of the grant
- What has the applicant done to fulfil the need from other sources?
- Only clubs/organisations affiliated to their governing body i.e. Amateur Boxing Association of England; National Association of Clubs for Young People; Football Association etc. will be considered for a grant.
- Grants will generally be no more than £1000 although the Trustees will consider applications above this figure in exceptional circumstances.
The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme which accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years, has announced it’s 2018 deadlines.
To view these click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/60DXlxYvbbtcTDm79Mjryj/main-grants-should-i-apply
- Deliver community-based services to meet the needs of local people, either using sport as a tool, or using a community sports setting to deliver services.
- Have a sustainable business model that generates revenues through trading that support the organisation’s activities.
- Equipment to support revenue streams.
- Recruitment, training and deployment of staff and volunteers.
- Equipment to support business functions including finance, project management and governance.
- Other operating costs.
- This year’s application window is open until Friday 26 October 2018.
- If your application is successful, you will receive a notification during the week commencing Monday 5 November 2018.
- Successful applicants will be sent a redemption code and link to an online portal to select their kit or equipment. They will need to claim this by Friday 21 December 2018.
- Once processed, your school will receive the kit or equipment May–June 2019. (Exact delivery times will be confirmed with you.)
- Building skills and confidence, for example, supporting women and girls to learn new skills, giving them the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace.
- Improving health and well-being, for example, teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer.
- Building social networks, for example, connecting women to others they can share similar experiences with, supporting them to feel less lonely, more valued, more able to pass on that support.
- Women and girl organisations.
- Grassroots organisations offering localised support.
- Organisations working with beneficiaries with multiple disadvantages.
- User led organisations that have a clear understanding of the needs they are supporting.
- Sustainable projects that provide long-term solutions to the people they are helping.
- Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
- Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities
- Help integrate armed forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or
- Deliver valuable local services to the armed forces community.
- Health and wellbeing.
- Education and employability.
- Events and commemorations.
- Have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, as well as a real understanding of the issues facing the Armed Forces Community.
- Be able to provide evidence of real engagement and partnership working – with either an armed forces charity or an armed forces unit.
- Work closely with their Local Covenant Partnerships to ensure projects that are properly connected locally, respond to recognised need and do not duplicate other provisions.
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- Sports facilities, including pitches, sports halls, gymnasiums and multi-use games areas
- Changing facilities
- Kitchens and dining facilities
- Benefits for your academy
Organisations across Sussex are being invited to bid for funding from the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community in Sussex.
To qualify, projects should demonstrate how they will increase or promote community safety within the local community and have a positive long-term impact. They should also be able to offer evidence to support the need for the project and show how it helps to prevent offending and reduce re-offending.
The window for receiving applications will open on Monday 6 August and will close on Friday 14 September 2018 at 11:59pm.
Click here for more information and to apply
- access to sport;
- personal development;
- integration of minorities;
- protection of children’s rights.
A Horsham builder’s merchant is asking residents to nominate local groups and charities they would like to see receive £500. D.W. Nye, based at Kingsfold, has launched the third instalment of its ‘Proud to be Local’ campaign. Throughout August nominations can be made and the decision will be made by public vote in September.
To make a nomination, simply email details of the cause and how the £500 would be used to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, nominations can be sent to D.W. Nye Proud to be Local c/o PMW Communications, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst RH14 9HP. Please ensure a contact name and telephone number is included. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday 26th August 2018.
- The types of facilities we will consider awarding a grant for include:
- Rugby Posts and post protectors
- Kit and equipment such as balls, Junior tackle bags and sports Wheelchairs.
- Storage and equipment for maintenance and lighting
- Small-scale site improvements such as new Fencing, better building access, etc.
- Changing lives through early intervention
- Ending loneliness and social isolation
- Protecting Britain’s biodiversity
- Sustainable systems change
- Transforming society through sport
- increase social connections, helping people form strong and meaningful relationships and creating a sense of community and belonging, and helping people feel more connected
- support organisations to build on their existing work, eg by reaching more people, or working in a new area or with a different method or group of people
- encourage organisations to join up with others locally
- improve the evidence base and use learning to inform longer term policy and funding decisions.
- Be located within five miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site.
- Be within 10 miles of any landfill site in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Be open for a minimum of 104 days of full public access each year.
- Living in poverty
- Physical and mental health problems
- Health and wellbeing
- Living with disability
- Work with those who need support within the social areas defined.
- Focus on support that fits with its principles of Transparency, Trust and Transformation.
- Work with families facing challenges.
- Help families with opportunities
- Health – help families lead healthier lifestyles.
- Financial stability – help families manage their finances.
- Worklessness – help families recognise the economic and social benefits of employment.
- Health education – help educate families about healthy lifestyles (no Project Grants).
- Aspiration – help raise career aspirations to improve prospects for them and their families.
- Employability and skills – help raise employment prospects for family members seeking employment.
- Poverty Prevention
- Advancement of Health (not research)
- Community Development
- Public Sports
- Human Rights
- Environmental Protection
- Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.
- Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks.
- Schemes with strong volunteer support.
- Children and young people increase and/or sustain their engagement with education.
- Children and young people have increased pathways into training or employment.
- More children and young people have a safe and supportive network or trusted place to go for advice.
- Children and young people increase life skills, for example money management, daily living skills, legal rights, problem solving, creative thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, assertiveness, empathy, coping with stress, trauma and loss, resilience.
- Go above and beyond confidence building and be able to demonstrate how sport can be used to achieve positive social change.
- Demonstrate wider social outcomes and not just focus on increasing participation in sport for the physical health benefits.
- Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
- Any kind of disability.
- Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
- Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
- bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
- enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
- The proposals will improve the use of a playing field for sport
- Replacement playing field land is to be provided
- There has been a robust assessment that demonstrates there is an excess of playing field land.
- Through the establishment of a new Innovation Fund, government will stimulate and test innovative new approaches to promoting meaningful social mixing between young people through sport, culture, volunteering and other youth activities to build a compelling evidence base of what works.
- Sport can be a way of reaching out to people who have little engagement with other activities or public services. Participation in sport builds teamwork in pursuit of a common goal, improves educational behaviour and attainment, develops social skills, and provides a platform for dialogue about sensitive issues to help break down myths and barriers.
- Government will back sport-based interventions to build integrated communities and work with Sport England to use sport and physical activity to bring people together.
- All new applications for Small, Standard, Large and Village Hall/Community Centre grants are now to be made through the Foundation’s on-line application forms.
- The Foundation will stop accepting unsolicited applications for hospices with effect from 31 March 2018. Until then, hospice grant applications remain paper-based and can be found on the Grants page, under the Hospices heading, on the Foundation’s website.
- The Foundation is planning to launch a new grants policy and criteria from 1 July 2018. It says that most of the current applicants will still be eligible under the new criteria.
- The Grants Committee meeting in May will be the final meeting for applications under the current criteria and applications will need to be made by late March/early April 2018.
Two leading authorities from the world of sport have had their say on the state of play in the UK, by suggesting a rethink of the funding system, from grassroots to elite level.
Olympian Grainger, who took over as chair last year, told an audience of sports governing bodies, clubs and charities: “The funding models that are currently set up are quite challenging, between Sport England and UK Sport, and where the high-performance chart stops and where there are natural gaps.
“All sports have different structures and different pathways of how athletes come into their sport, whether it’s university-fed, club-fed or whether it’s from a young age.
“I slightly naively thought there must be some way to clarify all these pathways from grassroots stuff to high-performance sport so there’s a more natural flow, but it’s so much more complex than that.
“Ideally, if you were starting from scratch, you would say, ‘This is all sports and these are the ones that can go up to this level’. It’s just not that way at the moment; it’s much more fractured, so there’s not an obvious process – I think everyone finds that challenging, at all levels of sport.”
Grainger was responding to a question from CIMSPA chair Marc Woods, the Paralympic gold medallist and BBC commentator, during the Fit for the Future Convention hosted at Loughborough University by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
Woods asked: “Will we reach a point where we’re funding sport looking at that holistic picture rather than ‘let’s fund medal success’ and ‘let’s fund grassroots’? Do we look at how sports deliver the whole piece and fund them that way?”
Grainger said: “There’s a massive challenge: how could you align, in an ideal world, all sports so there’s a real structure so as many people get involved as possible?
“We don’t want or need everyone to get into sport purely to be successful at the top, but the ones that do want to progress need an obvious pathway to go through.”
The message was reinforced by Grant, CEO of community sport charity Sported, who said: “It’s a huge opportunity – the more joined-up and rational we can get.
“If you’re starting from scratch, the thing I’d put in at the bottom, from a Sport England but also an education point of view, is physical literacy so you do that first and get the whole country able to do the basic stuff, based on whatever [skills] they’ve got.
“Then at certain points, people may be identified about having a particular aptitude and then you’d have a rational, joined-up system.
“The problem at the moment is that the funding system and how it’s set up tends to induce competition to make sports feel they’re competing with each other for resources and athletes.
“It would be lovely if we can move towards something that felt like one system.”
The panellists were speaking shortly after the release of sport minister Tracey Crouch’s latest Sporting Future report, which highlighted £530m ($737.7m, €597.3m) of investment by Sport England in grassroots projects.
Applications for the 2018 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme are open.
The scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who go above and beyond to encourage people in their local community to enjoy the water.
The Swimathon Foundation works in partnership with Swim England and the Swimming Trust to help promote and distribute funding for community swimming programmes. It brings much needed support to swimming programmes across the UK.
The Grants are available to a wide range of groups, including, but not limited to:
- Community groups
- Swimming clubs
- Senior groups
- Youth groups
- Sports clubs
- Disability charities
- Healthy living groups
Head to the Swimathon Foundation website to find out more about the scheme.
More than just a grant
Previous applicants have found more benefits than the grant alone. Our Health and Wellbeing Manager Helen Kellett is working with one successful applicant from last year, Fluid Motion.
Fluid Motion was created in 2015 and works to provide accessible and tailored exercise and rehabilitation in community swimming pools. It uses the latest technology to assess individuals and recommend personalised exercise programmes, primarily working with those who have difficulty taking part in traditional exercise.
Fluid Motion used the grant award to further test and expand their ideas in pools around Oxford. It enabled them to work with more people to support them in being more active. This covered the cost of some hardware, pool hire costs and to cover their instructors’ time.
Commenting on the work with Fluid Motion, Helen said: “Following the funding from Swimathon Foundation Community Grants, the relationship between Fluid Motion and the Swim England Health and Wellbeing team has gone from strength to strength.
“We are currently working together on our Swim England health and wellbeing model and how we can collaborate together further.”
How to apply for the Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme
Using a simple online form, applicants are encouraged to apply for a grant between £500 and £2,500.
Grants will only be awarded to organisations supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon.
Applications for 2018 opened on 1 February and close at 5pm on 19 March 2018.
You can find the application form along with the grant criteria and case studies at www.swimathonfoundation.org
Guidance notes and FAQ’s are also available to guide you through the application process. If you have any queries then please email email@example.com
- Explorer – improving knowledge and insight
- Transformer – developing skills and experience
- Changemaker – innovative solutions to social challenges
- Individuals – including trips, overseas volunteering, GAP year activity, medical treatment, grants for studying or research
- Multi-year funding
- Fundraising activities
- Unregistered charities, not for profit groups, Community Amateur Sports Clubs, exempt or excepted charities
- Other funders and grant makers including bursary schemes
- Organisations which restrict their beneficiaries to a single religious or single ethnic group
- Events, conferences or sponsorship
- Party political activity
- Disabled or suffering chronic illness.
- Living in poverty.
- Voluntary carers.
- Isolated older people.
- Other demonstrable significant need.
- Decreased social isolation.
- Improved health and wellbeing.
- Improved resilience/coping mechanisms.
- Improved life skills.
- Improved opportunities.
- Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
- Any kind of disability.
- Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
- Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
The Department of Health has made the decision to fully fund sports and activity prostheses for children in England who have suffered from limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency. Up until now, there has been no dedicated funding available for children’s activity or sports limbs. This decision allows children and young people, previously restricted to standard everyday prosthetic limbs, to become more active and involved in physical activity. Whether it’s playing games at school, becoming involved in PE, participating in organised sports or aspiring to be a Paralympian, this funding will ensure that hundreds of children can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. Providing children and young people with the opportunity to participate in sport and activity with their peers not only ensures they will get the exercise they need for healthy development, but also helps to build their social skills and improve their self-confidence. Ottobock offer a wide range of sports and activity solutions for children and young people under the age of 18 years old.
The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through: neglect.
Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
Any kind of disability.
Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. The closing date for applications is 16 January 2018.
1,570 new grassroots football teams and 3,405 newly-trained coaches have been created thanks to a £2.36m investment from Grow the Game – an FA and Football Foundation initiative designed to increase participation amongst underrepresented groups.
- Improve the relationship between fans and their clubs
- Improve the way football supporters engage with each other
- Improve fans’ experience of the game.
- Up to £5,000
- Up to £20,000
- salary costs
- Increasing resilience – empowering people, encouraging integration and personal independence, helping people to recover and move on.
- Creating opportunities and life chances – raising aspiration, equipping people with new skills, unlocking and enabling potential, and providing the means to improve life circumstances.
- Empowering communities – strengthening and connecting communities and making people feel valued, providing opportunities for social connections and relationships, encouraging participation and inclusion.
- The Main Grants: Improving Lives Fund is the largest of the Charity’s funds, and will support the work of established charitable organisations with incomes of up to £2 million. Funding is available for projects that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
- The Main Grants: Strengthening Communities Fund is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
- The County Grants programme provides grants for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties. Groups should note that funding for Surrey is not available until early 2018.
- The Holiday Grants for Children programme provides grants for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged. These are one-off short grants.
- The Christian Projects grant programme awards grants to projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK.
- Small- up to and including £5,000
- Medium- £5,001 to £25,000
- Large- over £25,000
- Connected communities – seeking to improve inclusion and cohesion in communities.
- Productive communities – investing in local residents to help them solve the issues they are facing using local people and resources.
- Empowered communities – working to empower marginalised and disadvantaged communities.
- Have an annual income of £100,000 or under for the last full financial year.
- Have been running activities for at least 12 months.
- Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area.
- Have limited access to other sources of income.
- Clearly define the need they are addressing.
- Clearly demonstrate the benefit of their activities to local people.
- Illustrate how they aim to deliver social outcomes.
- Provide clear evidence that the services they provide are inclusive to all.
- Health and wellbeing – The health and wellbeing category aims to help people take control of their physical and mental health. This is the category for any project linked to physical or mental health, sport, outdoor pursuits or anything of that nature.
- Skills for life – The skills for life category aims to help communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly digital ones. Projects in this category can help people of all ages – from schools to groups for older people – develop skills to make their lives easier or more fulfilling.
- Community support – The community support category aims to help communities make their surroundings and aspects of their life sustainable. From regeneration projects to local support groups, this category offers support for anything that is important to your wider community, including community events.
- Inclusivity – The inclusivity category aims to help projects bring people together, no matter what their faith, colour, gender, abilities or sexual orientation. Projects in this category will help build relationships and develop closer ties within the community.
- Option A: Grants of between £250,000 and £500,000 for exceptional projects for people who have little take-home pay, some qualifications and are in employment. Beneficiaries will live very ordered lives but find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or they feel being active is just not for them. A total of £2 million is available.
- Option B: Grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for people who are less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all and who live less ordered lives with additional challenges such as being at risk of offending or dealing with substance misuse. A total of £1 million is available.
- Option C: Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are ring-fenced for smaller scale projects. A total of £150,000 is available. Applicants to Option C only need to be supporting one of two groups as described in options A and B.
- Improving mental health or wellbeing.
- Improving life within a particular community, for example by tackling social isolation, or building levels of social trust.
- Improving the life chances of the individuals they are working with, for example by giving them a stronger sense that they are in control of their lives, or making big changes such as tackling substance abuse.
- Reducing crime or the threat of crime in particular areas.
- Middlesbrough – 27 September 2017
- Sheffield – 28 September 2017
- Wolverhampton – 3 October 2017
- Manchester – 4 October 2017
- Newcastle – 9 October 2017
- Ealing – 12 October 2017
A new programme called Active Spaces is aiming to get more people physically active and using outdoor spaces. Cregagh Green in Belfast, where George Best first kicked a football as a young boy, was recently unveiled as the first site to benefit from this new programme funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
The programme aims to help increase participation in many types of physical activity on local parks, playing fields and green spaces which will be protected for future generations to use and enjoy.
Earlier this year the Communities & Local Government (CLG) Parliamentary Committee’s Report into the future of public parks recognised their value and potential in promoting healthy lifestyles and tackling social exclusion but warns that they face a period of decline unless strategic action is taken.
There is also a shift in DCMS thinking with a focus on encouraging physical activity, not just formal sport which, as we all know, is a driving force in Sport England’s strategy and investment funding.
Parks and informal green spaces have an important role to play in helping deliver this activity agenda being the settings for entry level activity – inactive people don’t suddenly start playing sport in a formal setting, they walk, jog, cycle or play – and they need safe local green spaces to do this.
The Active Spaces programme combines the protection in perpetuity of green spaces, together with revenue funding to engage inactive people on those spaces. Each site will be offered delivery of a physical activity project on-site to the value of £5,000 to serve local needs and target identified groups of inactive people.
Sites and projects will be selected following an assessment which will include likely impact and will also consider whether local funding has been secured to increase project value. The activation projects can be delivered by:
- programme delivery partner Our Parks;
- the local council itself; or
- a delivery agent selected by the local council
Projects will be subject to monitoring and evaluation reporting and will run during 2017 and 2018.
Find out more
Based on discussions with a number of local authorities, they are expecting a high level of interest in this programme – the next funding rounds close on Friday 15th September, and Friday 17th November.
Fields in Trust
M: 07734 900439 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Grant sources with potential relevance to the Horsham District:
Localgiving has teamed up with Postcode Community Trust to provide small grants of either £250 or £500 to small charities and community groups. Groups are able to apply for funding from today until 31st October 2017.
Our aim is to make accessing grant funding easier for small charities and community groups. The grant application should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and only a small amount of monitoring is required.
Sported members must join Localgiving to apply and as members you receive the first year of Localgiving free. Join here: http://join.localgiving.org/sported.
We provide grants up to a maximum of £10,000 for organisations that enable disadvantaged young people to have more opportunities in education or employment. Registered charities in England can apply for these grants.
Deadline: 29 September 2017
Through the large grants programme, we are looking to fund projects which will have a significant and lasting impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in England. Organisations which use rugby union, its values or the rugby community to tackle some of the biggest issues facing society are invited to apply for a grant of up to £100,000.
Deadline: Midday, 2 October 2017.
This 12 month programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs.
Grants are available for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.
Grants are available for sports clubs and organisations in England to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of disadvantaged children who are under the age of 21 years.
Grants are available for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations in England to identify local projects that make positive changes within their own community.
Grants are available to smaller charities registered and operating in the UK for projects that will make a significant impact on their work.
Grants are available to charities within the UK running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are.
Grants are available to not-for-profit voluntary groups, organisations and clubs that run or manage community playing fields in Great Britain, so their pitches and facilities can be revived and well used and thus result in more people taking part in outdoor sport.
Grants are available for community organisations, sports clubs, statutory bodies and educational establishments to enhance local community spaces which encourage people to play sport and get active.
Grants are available to help not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people to be involved in sport.
Grants are available for the essential core running costs for small, locally led community organisations that are working to make their communities more connected, empowered and productive.
Application deadline: 06/10/2017
The Department of Health and Public Health England have released guidance for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations for applying for money from the Health and Wellbeing fund 2017-18.
The guide details the outcomes they are seeking from the fund and the criteria that will be used for assessing applications. A timetable is provided for the whole process from applications through to decision.
Some relevant priorities set out for funding are preventing ill health and supporting people to live healthier lives, supporting research, innovation and growth, building and developing the workforce and improving services through the use of digital technology, information and transparency.
Sport England has committed £6m to its scheme that helps young athletes balance the demands of training and competing with academic life.
TASS – the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme – gives national governing bodies the chance to team up with education institutions to help up-and-coming athletes achieve their potential in both walks of life.
Launching in 2004, the scheme has helped a number of elite athletes, including England football captain Steph Houghton, who managed to complete a three-year degree at Loughborough University while training.
At the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016, 67 athletes who won medals came through the TASS system.
The programme is managed by SportsAid, the charity that aids young athletes financially.
“Since launching, the scheme has helped more than 6,000 athletes in full-time education, many of whom have gone on to the highest level in both their sporting and professional careers. In the 21st century, there really is no reason for student-athletes to be forced into choosing one avenue over another – following a ‘dual career’ is now a genuine option,” said national scheme director Guy Taylor.
Phil Smith, Sport England director of sport, added: “It takes more than talent and dedication to reach the top, you need access to a whole range of support services such as coaching, nutrition and physiotherapy.
“TASS is one of the ways Sport England invests National Lottery funding to ensure that more young people can fulfil their sporting potential, while also gaining a valuable qualification.”
- Your project must start at least 12 weeks from when you plan to submit your application (used to be 4 months)
- There is just one main question to complete on your project ‘What would you like to do?’ of around 500 words (used to be several questions from 150 words to 400 words)
- Forms require signatures from applicants (this wasn’t required before)
- Required to attach a copy of a bank statement from the last two months. This should be for the account you want them to pay your grant into if you are successful. This must be in the name of your organisation, and must also show your organisation’s address, sort code and account number. If you have a newly opened bank account (within three months), they will accept a copy of a bank welcome letter. This must confirm the date the account was opened along with your account details (this wasn’t previously required)
- Meet at least one of the following outcomes:
- Older people improve their mental health and wellbeing.
- Older people increase the quality and quantity of their social connections.
- Older people develop an enhanced sense of purpose and empowerment.
- Provide creative, fresh approaches to engage beneficiaries in social action activities which bring people together and help to improve their lives and solve problems that are important to their communities. This may include activities around campaigning and fundraising as well as volunteering, all of which can create a double benefit for communities and the older person themselves. For the activities to have positive benefits for the older people involved, they should:
- Provide meaningful roles with opportunities for social interaction and leadership.
- Ensure that older people are recognised and valued for their contribution.
- Make older people feel valued and enable them to be creative and productive. To do this, activities might focus wholly on older people, or use a broader community or intergenerational approach. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they really understand the needs of their community, the role that older people can play in catalysing social change and make the case that they can deliver.