As we discussed in part one of our funding guide for sports clubs, whether you are a cricket club, tennis club, football club or swimming baths, there is always room for further funds. You may need money to improve facilities, perform vital repairs or to add important security measures like cctv cameras (which can reduce your insurance premium).
In part one we looked at the groups you can contact for small to medium grants, for expenditures up to £1,000. This week we will take a look at some of the other ways you can gain financial support for your local sport club.
JustGiving, the largest online fundraising community in the world, now offer Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to earn Gift Aid.
JustGiving has dropped its subscription fees – worth £180 per year – for all CASCs, meaning that your club can join JustGiving today, making it easier for sport and leisure clubs to raise money.
You can raise money more easily, quickly and efficiently using Gift Aid. JustGiving make it simple as they do all the administration for you, saving you time and money. Through Gift Aid, the Government will give you up to 28p for every £1 you raise Payments through JustGiving weekly, so you know when they are coming, and can plan ahead.
According to the HMRC, grassroots sports clubs are missing out as estimated that only 10% of CASCs are utilising their ability to claim Gift Aid, on vital funds that they are fully entitled to claim.
You will receive:
- Step-by-step registration help
- A JustGiving webpage for your club and unlimited JustGiving pages for your club’s members to raise money through
- Expert fundraising guidance and expertise
- Help from a person at the other end of a phone if you need it, for both your club and your members
The Football Foundation
The Football Foundation provides grants for a variety of different uses for your local football club.
The Facilities scheme provides money to develop new or improve facilities for community benefit. These include changing rooms or clubhouses, grass or artificial pitches and multi-use games areas.
Small grants for small facilities projects are available via the Build the Game scheme. We aim to assess applications to this scheme much more quickly than applications for large facility grants.
They also provide money via Grow the Game for small projects that aim to increase participation by both players and volunteers in grassroots local football clubs by supporting the costs associated with providing new activity.
Find out more about The Football Foundation website.
The Co-operative Community Fund
The Co-operative Community Fund gives grants to community projects between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects.
Your application must address a community issue, provide a good long-term benefit to the community while supporting the co-operative values and principles and ideally come in the form of something innovative.
Some exclusions do apply to the Co-operative community fund, for example groups other than community, self-help and voluntary groups or groups who use their surplus for the benefit of a business or individuals are excluded from the fund.
For advice about how to get the best deal from your sports club insurance, contact us on 0844 488 9204 or use our contact form. We can perform a bespoke policy for your club, offering comprehensive protection to put your mind at ease. To read the first part of our Sports Club funding guide, go here.