Sportsmatch uses money from the government to encourage new sponsorship of grassroots community sport. Priority is given to applications seeking to match sponsorship from the commercial sector but donations from private individuals or charitable trusts are also acceptable provided they meet our sponsorship eligibility criteria.
Awards of between £1,000 and £100,000 can be made to match funding from no more than five sponsors, with each sponsor contributing a minimum of £1,000.
Please call the Sportsmatch team for more information on 08458 508 508 or visit the Sport England website
The Sport England Small Grants Programme uses lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to deliver new community projects to grow or sustain participation in sport.
With the granting of the Royal Assent to the 2002 Finance Bill on 24th July 2002, Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC's) may now register with the Inland Revenue to claim tax reliefs.
This measure helps those clubs which do not wish to obtain full charitable status, and it gives them many of the benefits enjoyed by charities:
The tax relief package will be available to CASCs that:
Full guidance for CASCs on how to register to take advantage of the new Government tax package for local sports clubs is available on the Inland Revenue website
Sports clubs are now free to choose to apply either to the Charity Commission for charitable status, and the tax treatment that accrues to it, or directly to the Inland Revenue for the tax reliefs specifically for CASC's. For information on both options and related issues, see the Sport England Information Sheet
Further information on tax relief:
Sports Clubs Unit
15 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh EH3 7UL
Telephone: 0131 777 4147
Fax: 0131 777 4045
The Foundation is funded via a proportion of the monies accruing from the contacts secured with television companies to screen Premiership & Football League matches. The three funding partners of the Football Foundation are The Football Association, The FA Premier League and The Government (through Sport England and the National Lottery). The Foundation, which is the UK's largest sports charity with Â£53 million annual funding, has four strands of funding, as follows:
However, it's two main charitable funding streams are:
Grassroots Funding - The aim of this funding is to provide opportunities for anyone of any age, background or ability to participate. Initially 75% of scheme monies will be allocated to this aspect. Grass Roots Funding primarily supports organisations who wish to build, develop or refurbish facilities in order to sustain or increase participation. Grass Roots applications may also include an element of revenue funding which enables the sustainability or increase in participation through a development plan.
Examples of Grass Roots Funding include:
An organisation can apply for funding up to Â£1million. The percentage level of support is variable but will not exceed 90%. Ceiling grants will only be awarded in exceptional circumstance. The average grant awarded is 65% and applicants must be able to demonstrate that all other sources of funding have been exhausted. Revenue funding must not exceed 20% of the total Grass Roots grant.
Community & Education - The aims of this funding are to:
Examples of Community and Education Funding include:
Community and Education grants are available from £500 to £250,000, over a maximum of five years. The percentage level of support to a project is flexible but will not exceed 90%. Ceiling grants will only be awarded in exceptional circumstance. The average grant awarded is 65% and applicants must be able to demonstrate that all other sources of funding have been exhausted.
Local Authorities, all educational establishments, football clubs, multi-sport clubs, registered charitable organisations, companies limited by guarantee, industrial and provident societies, and unincorporated not for profit organisations can all apply for grants under both these funding streams.