Grant Funding for Individuals and Club Developments

GRANT FUNDING

 

Grant Funding Applications

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The current pandemic has had a negative impact on our fund raising capacity. For the time being we will have to be more selective about who receives grants and we will be prioritising grants to clubs/organisations over those to individuals. Individuals will still be able to apply for grants, but must do so through their clubs. The revised form for individuals needs to be completed by your club and must include a reference from a club official.

 

Sport Newcastle are aware that many families and sports clubs have been hard hit financially as a result of the pandemic. This is why we have created a 'hardship fund' that individuals and clubs/organisations can apply to. Applications to this fund from individuals must also come through your club/organisation. The maximum award to an individual from this fund is £250.

Our Grants Committee meets 4 times per year to consider the grant applications received in each quarter.

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Criteria for the Award of a Grant to an Individual

 

Sport Newcastle's Grants Committee meets 4 times per year to consider the grant applications from individuals for :

  • Travelling Expenses

  • Clothing & Equipment

  • Coaching / Instruction

Applicants should be:

  • Aged 11-25.

  • A member of a recognised sports club in Tyne and Wear or live in this metropolitan district.

  • Prepared to take part in any publicity associated with the grant award.

N.B. for funding for coaching awards/qualifications there are no age criteria. Please refer to: Award of a Grant to a Club/Organisation.

Individuals must be nominated by their club. The "Sport Newcastle Grant Application Form for Individuals" must include the following information:

  • Personal details.

  • Details of sports club membership.

  • Details of the club official who is proposing you for the grant.

  • Recent performance details / results.

  • Type of grant applied for, either performance (i.e. bronze, silver or gold) or hardship (max award £250).

  • How the grant will make a difference to you and your club.

  • Details of any other grants or financial support recently received.

  • A supporting reference from the club official proposing you for the grant.

 

In exceptional circumstances Sport Newcastle will consider applications that do not completely adhere to the above criteria.

Performance Grants Pathway

 

The following tiered grants pathway should help you determine the level of grant you can apply for.


Bronze Grant

First grant to young athletes showing potential to make their mark at minimum county level and above.

Maximum award £250.

Silver Grant

For athletes usually competing regularly at national level or at least proven success at regional level.

Winners of annual Sport Newcastle Rising Star Awards can enter the grants pathway at this level.

Maximum grant £500.

Gold Grant

For outstanding potential already competing at international level.

Maximum grant £1000.

Platinum Grant (Sports Scholar)

For world class potential athletes chosen by Sport Newcastle as Sports Scholars.

Grant £1500 p.a. (max. 3 years, reviewed annually).

Progression through the grants pathway will be dependent on evidence to show how previous grants have led to improved performance.

The Sport Newcastle Trust is a registered charity: No. 1153011.

Download the Individual Application Form by clicking on one of the icons below.

 

Criteria for the Award of a Grant to a Club / Organisation

 

Sport Newcastle's Grants Committee meets 4 times per year to consider the grant applications from Clubs/Organisations for :

  • Equipment - (not including team strips or match balls).

  • Travelling Expenses - eg. teams travelling to National finals.

  • Organising Events - eg. tournaments, taster sessions, one-off competitions, open days.

  • Coaching / Instruction - eg. to fund an individual to gain an award or qualification, to pay a 'guest' coach.

  • Dealing with the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grants will normally be limited to a maximum of £1,000.

To be eligible to apply for funding clubs must meet the following criteria:

  • Be located in Tyne and Wear.

  • Be a formally constituted 'not for profit' organisation or a registered charity.

  • Have a written constitution and a structured committee in place.

  • Hold a club bank account with at least two signatories.

  • Be affiliated to, or registered with, their National Governing Body.

Clubs/organisations must be prepared to take part in any publicity associated with the award.

 

Projects must have a specific focus on increasing participation within a club and be able to show how the funding will enhance the quality and quantity of sporting provision on offer.

 

All applicants must complete the "Sport Newcastle Grant Application Form for Clubs / Organisations" and will need to provide the following information:

  • Background information on the club i.e. current membership, age groups participating, etc.

  • The reason for requesting funding.

  • How funding will increase participation.

  • What will happen after the funding.

  • Budget breakdown.

  • Details of sports club membership.

  • Details of a suitable person who can support the grant request.

  • Recent performance details / results.

  • Reason for the grant request.

  • Details of any other grants or financial support recently received.

 

The Sport Newcastle Trust is a registered charity: No. 1153011.

Note: Clubs will be restricted to one grant per year.

 

In exceptional circumstances Sport Newcastle will consider applications that do not necessarily meet all the required criteria.

Download the Club / Organisation Application Form by clicking on one of the icons below.

 

 

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