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25th April 2021

Clubs in Crisis Fund


1. The Funding

What is the funding for?
Sports clubs or organisations which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected them, either operationally or financially, and which require funding to save, resume or adapt their activity.

How much can I apply for?
A one-off grant of £2,021. If you don’t need as much as that but would like to apply anyway, please do.

What can the funding be spent on?
The funding is unrestricted so can be spent on core costs as well as on programme or capital costs.
In normal circumstances, Made by Sport funding would not be able to be used for either debt repayment or for costs incurred before the funding was agreed. However, each participating Community Foundation will ensure that applications for these types of costs are assessed and considered in light of the pandemic if the unique requirement to cover these costs meets the aims of the Fund.

The funders are also interested in the funding being used for two things and will ask you about this in the end of project reporting:
• As the funding is unrestricted, the funders would love to see it used as match funding to leverage other funds for your club or organisation.
• The funders also like to see how it can be used to ensure the sustainability of your club.

2. Eligibility
Who can apply?
Clubs or organisations which intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes. Ideally, sports clubs applying for the Clubs in Crisis Fund will operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need, and may offer crosssector activities.

Specifically, the fund will be awarded to clubs which can demonstrate that they are using sport to work towards one or more of the following outcomes:
• Developing Life Skills
• Improving Mental Health
• Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
• Developing Employability Skills
• Building Stronger Communities

Clubs and organisations constituted and operating within the UK.

• Charities registered in the UK
• Social enterprises and Community Interest Companies
• Other not-for profit organisations

Organisation Size:
Organisations with an annual turnover of up to £75,000 with the following priorities:
• Priority 1 - Up to £25,000
• Priority 2 - Up to £50,000
• Priority 3 - Up to £75,000

3. The Process
When can I apply?
The Fund will be open for applications on April 12th 2021.
There are no specific deadlines for applications, but we would recommend you apply sooner rather than later as demand for the funding is expected to be high, and there is only a certain amount of funding to award.

How do I apply?
The fund will be administered by local Community Foundations and each one may have a slightly different process. At the link below you can enter your postcode and you’ll be taken to the Community Foundation which is administering funding in your area. You’ll find the application form there, along with any other information that you need to guide you through the process.

What information will I need to apply?
You will need to complete an application form which will have various sections, including:
• Proof of your eligibility for the fund - your constitution, where you operate, your organisation size, your purpose against the five social outcomes and so on.
• Further information about your organisation including your contact details, who you work with, how you are funded, how many young people are in your organisation and who it is run by.
• What you would like the funding for.
• Providing evidence, for example of your bank account, and that you are delivering sport for a social purpose.

What happens after I apply?
Again, each Community Foundation will have a slightly different process and they’ll tell you all about the process, deadlines, what happens if you are successful or unsuccessful and so on.

Click here to find out more information/apply to the Clubs in Crisis Fund.

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