Cash-4-Clubs Funding Now Available
The registered charity Sports Aid is once again offering clubs the chance to win investment grants ranging from £250 to £1000 via its Cash-4-Clubs scheme.
The most recent Cash-4-Clubs awards were made the day London 2012 began.
A total of 20 community clubs benefitted including the following Clubmark accredited organisations: Arrows Basketball Club, Coseley Cricket Club, East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, Lee Valley Lions Junior Ice Hockey Club, Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club and Wensum Ospreys Canoe Club.
You can find out details about the scheme below:
What is Cash 4 Clubs?
Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club. Since 2008 over £100,000 has been given out in grants to 139 community sports clubs across the UK. It's a flexible, no-fuss way to get some help for your club or team.
The Cash 4 Clubs scheme is funded by Betfair and is supported by SportsAid, the charity for sports people. Betfair and SportsAid have worked in partnership for a number of years and both organisations understand the importance of community sport in promoting an active lifestyle and stimulating local pride. It's a great time to be involved with sport and Cash 4 Clubs can hopefully play an important role in helping clubs to sustain and develop themselves.
How do clubs apply?
What grants are available?
There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000 which are awarded on a discretionary basis. For details click here.
Who can apply?
Any sports club can apply as long as they are registered with their sports National Governing Body or local authority. For further details please check our policies here.
How are the grants chosen?
Grants are awarded three times a year after selection by our committee. For more details please click here.
There are also various other fund raising opportunities for Clubmark clubs to be aware of.
The energy drink Mars is running what it calls a Refuel fund - www.marsrefuel.com/refuel-fund/entry.aspx
Comic Relief has their Sport for Change scheme - www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-a-grant/programmes/sport-change-0
And Bag 4 sport say they provide a simple, fast and easily managed way of raising money via waste awareness and recycling.- www.bag4sport.co.uk/