Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Grants for groups!

This looks like a good thing (pasted below) if you run a sports club, or an organisation doing some sport in Liverpool. I haven't pasted on the form as it'll make it far too long - but there is a weblink and a phone number towards the end. The application deadline is the 30th April.


Liverpool Sports Forum, in conjunction with Liverpool Sport & Physical Activity Alliance, is able to make grant awards to clubs and voluntary groups to assist them in providing sport and physical activity opportunities for local people. In order to qualify the organisation must fulfil the following criteria.

Be based within the City of Liverpool (and draw the majority of members/participants from within Liverpool) and have an open membership policy.

Be a club or voluntary group from which no individuals make a financial gain.

The group must have a constitution and bank account with a minimum of two signatories.

Your organisation has not received a LSF grant in the past 12 months. Clubs or groups seeking a second grant should not request funding for the same purpose as detailed in the first award.

Be able to deliver your project and fully expend any grant award by 31 March 2009 at the latest.

All applications will be expected to meet the following priorities in order to be considered for funding:

The project must demonstrate how it will create new sports opportunities and attract new participants into sport.
All sports clubs applying must demonstrate how they will use the grant to work towards achieving governing body club accreditation (Clubmark, FA Charter Mark or equivalent) if they have not achieved this status already.

Grants of between £500 and £2500 can be provided to assist clubs and voluntary groups in the following areas:-

Training coaches, officials or volunteers
Production of publicity material
Payment of coaches
Facility hire
Organising taster sessions for schools or local community groups
Establishing new teams or activities
Obtaining professional advice
Organising events

(*Please note we do not fund football kits. You can now apply to the Football Foundation for new kits www.footballfoundation.org.uk)

How to apply

Complete the attached form and return it to LSF Grants, Sport and Recreation Service, Everton Park Lifestyles, Great Homer Street, Liverpool, L5 5PH by 30th April 2008. The application form is available electronically from http://sportsdevelopment.liverpool.gov.uk/ - electronically completed applications are encouraged.

Applications must be supported with details of suppliers and prices for equipment and services (eg quote, price list, estimate).

Your application must be supported by a copy of your constitution and three bank statements (from within the last 3 months).

LSF grants are up to a maximum of £2500.

Once we have received your application the request will be considered by a Grants Panel made up of members of Liverpool Sports Forum Executive Committee and officers of Liverpool City Council (Sport & Recreation Service).

We will try to give you a decision within 28 days of receiving your application.

For further information or guidance contact 0151 233 6336 or 0151 233 4217.

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