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Sports Club Funding Update: October 2012
Podium Funding (Formerly known as Talented Athlete Fund)
Podium awards annual bursaries of up to £300 to local athletes to help them meet training-related costs as they bid to reach the top. Athletes who compete in any sport recognised by Sport England and live in Derbyshire or compete for a Derbyshire-based club can apply for the cash, which can be used to help meet costs such as travel, coaching or equipment.
To be eligible for funding athletes must already be competing for their country or Great Britain or be part of a recognised development squad or development squad aligned to a professional sports club, and be aged 25 or under on December 31, 2013. There is no age limit for disabled athletes.
Athletes can apply for a bursary from Podium by completing an online form at http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/podium. For athletes aged under 18, application details will need to be confirmed by a parent or guardian.
Applications must be received by Friday, October 19, 2012.
Podium awarded bursaries to 187 athletes for 2012. Athletes who have previously received a bursary from the scheme are eligible to receive further funding for 2013, but must apply again as they will not be put forward automatically.
Podium is backed by Derbyshire business scheme ICON, with money raised from the scheme's annual membership fee used to support local athletes through Podium.
Barclays Community Sports Award (Any Sport)
The Barclays Community Sports Award nominations for the 2012/13 season are open.
The awards are for individuals, but the prize money must be spent by their group.
The award is open to any individual benefiting their community in any sport - each month (Deadline 12th of each month) of the football season, a winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, and is entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000.
This season, at least half of the award must be spent on sports or skills based qualifications.
McDonalds Kick Start Funding (Football)
This fund is to support, grow or develop community football. Clubs recognised by their national FA can apply if they have at leastone team at or below junior (U18) level.
One-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 for a single project are available, which could include club facilities, grounds-keeping tools, training courses, pitch hire, mini-vans and washing machines etc.
The fund will not fund advertising and promotions, fundraising, kit/team wear, club trips/tours and club personnel wages/expenses e.g. fuel.
The next closing date is December 31,2012.
Sport England Small Grants
The minimum grant available is £300 and the maximum is £10,000 in a 12-month period (total project costs not to exceed £50,000).
Projects must be completed within 12 months and must focus on at least one recognised sport.The project should be for new or additional activity.
Examples of the type of expenditurewhich are eligible forfunding includes non personal sports equipment, coaching costs or other sessional workers, training staff or volunteers, transport, venue hire and volunteer expenses etc.
Funding will not be given forprojects that have started, repeat or regular events, running costs, fundraising activities, items that will primarily benefit individuals e.g. kit that's not shared, ongoing staff costs, motor vehicles, construction or refurbishment costs or fixed equipment.
Projects must meet at least one of Sport England's strategic outcomes which are:
a) An increase in the proportion of 14-25's playing sport once a week
b) A growth in regular (once a week) participation for all those aged 14+
c) A reduction in drop off at ages 16, 18, 21, & 24
d) Growth in participation by people (aged 14+) with a disability
If your project is focused on delivering sport to people aged 13 and under you will need to demonstrate how it directly supports Sport England's objectives. Different sports have different requirements and the age at which participation begins to drop off can be earlier in some sports compared to others.
Further information can be found athttp://www.sportengland.org/funding
Derbyshire Sport Coach Bursary Fund
Apply to become a level 1 qualified coach
Coaches can apply for £175 to help towards the cost of a level 1 course, First Aid certificate, Equity in Your Coaching certificate and Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate. There is a cap on 3 applications per club/organisation per year beginning 1 April each year.
A maximum of 3 coaches per club/organisation can apply for £175 per year commencing 1 April each year, therefore the total cap per club is £525 per year.
Applications to support coaches aspiring to be a level 2 (or equivalent) coach
Standard level 2 applications
Coaches can apply for up to 50 % of the cost of the course plus travel expenses if the course is outside Derbyshire up to a maximum £200.
Enhanced themed round applications.
Coaches can apply for up to 65 % of the cost of the course plus travel expenses if the course is outside Derbyshire up to a maximum £300
The maximum grant that can be claimed per club/organisation in any 2 year period commencing 1 April is £600.
Applications to support coaches aspiring to become a Level 3 and above (or equivalent) coach
Coaches can apply for £350 to support a Level 3 course or above course
Themed rounds schedule
Women and Girls; 1 October 2012 - 31 December 2012 (Round 25)
Plus 16; 1 January 2013 - 31 March 2013 (Round 26)
Talented Athletes; 1 April 2013 - 30 June 2013 (Round 27)
Disability and BME; 1 July 2013 - 30 September 2013 (Round 28)
When do I need to apply?
You must apply before your course starts and we accept applications up to six months in advance of your course beginning. Unfortunately, we aren't able to accept applications once you have begun your course.