Grant Funding for Individuals and Club Developments

GRANT FUNDING

 

Grant Funding Applications

The money that Sport Newcastle raises, through donations and charitable events, is used to award grants to individuals, clubs and other organisations that are sports related. 

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.

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

  • Personal details.

  • Details of sports club membership.

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

  • Recent performance details / results.

  • Reason for the grant request.

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

 

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

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 the PDF icon 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.

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 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 the PDF icon below.

 

 

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