Access to funding always features as a priority for cricket clubs when they are asked. The arrival of the Pandemic saw many funding programmes paused with grant aid subsequently diverted to counter the impact of Covid-19. While March and April were a time of huge concern for clubs unexpected opportunities arose through government and Sport England support programmes.
With DCF support and guidance clubs responded quickly, and in total clubs in Derbyshire were able to access some £900K of funding support. This was a great boost to clubs providing invaluable support and stability at a difficult time. In terms of current opportunities here are some:
Through the Return to Play Fund they are supporting 3 programmes:
Sport England also offers a range of other funding programmes, the link Here will provide further information and guidance.
Linked into Sport England through the “Return to Play” – this looks a fund which can help clubs that are helping themselves. A different way to raise funding and can help get projects that would not get done or where grant opportunities are limited.
Some key points:
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More than 1700 clubs nationally have registered with the site to date! It is the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site and gives your members and supporters a free way of generating money for your club when shopping online.
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The government announced the second wave of business support to be administered by local councils.
They can provide cash grants for businesses that have been affected when entering Tier 2, Tier 3 and National Lockdown restrictions.
If your club was able to access the small business grant earlier in the year it is worth checking eligibility with your local authority
They offer a wide variety of funding programmes available to the community and voluntary groups working across Derby and Derbyshire. Foundation Derbyshire manages endowment funds of over £6.5 million and has made over £14 million of grants across Derbyshire since being formed in 1996. You can find out how they can help you by visiting the website Here
A scheme to provide small grants to community, voluntary, youth and other local organisations. It’s aim is to support worthwhile projects and initiatives that will benefit local communities. The members’ Community Leadership Scheme allocates to 64 county councillors an annual fund of £3,860 which can be used to support projects in their division. Organisations seeking support under the scheme should contact their local county councillor.
The Council has made an additional £221K available, effectively extending the grants programme until the money has been allocated. These grants are aimed at projects for children and young people aged 0 to 19, or up to the age of 25 if they have a disability, further information is available Here
And there are many other funding programmes available too with a couple of places where help is available.
Active Derbyshire has dedicated pages on their website Here well worth a visit. You can sign up for their newsletter which provides information on the latest funds.
There are local CVS groups in most local authority areas, they usually offer funding advice and guidance. In some branches, there is a funding officer in place to support clubs.
If you want any more infromation regarding funding, please contact Mick Glenn – firstname.lastname@example.org
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