Derbyshire Dales District Council offers a service to local sports clubs and organisations that can advise on potential funding sources for their project at an early stage. The District Council may also be able to provide some funding for your local community project through one of the following schemes:
New £40 million Sport England fund
National Lottery funding will be invested through the Community Sport Activation Fund to support grassroots activity right across the country. It is part of Sport England's strategy to deliver a lasting sporting legacy from last year's successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sport England will invest around £12.5 million in the first two rounds of the Community Sport Activation Fund, with more funding available in 2014 and 2015. First round bids will be accepted until February 4 and will support a small number of strong projects that can be up-and-running by the start of June.
Community groups, charities and councils are among those that can bid for funding for up to three years, with grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 on offer for a wide range of projects from family-friendly activities to multi-sport sessions.
You can find full details of the fund at: Sport England
Ernest Bailey Charity
Derbyshire Dales District Council are also responsible for the allocation of funding from the Ernest Bailey Charity. To access these funds you must reside within the Matlock and District.
Sports and Play Funding
For information on Sport England Lottery Funding, visit the Sport England website.
For information on Awards For All, the Lottery Fund for small local groups, visit the Awards for All website.
For information on the Big Lottery Fund, including Reaching Communities, Childrens Play, Community Learning and Community Buildings, visit the the Big Lottery Fund website.
If you are unsure where to look for lottery funding, try the Lottery Funding website which may help you to find it.
Derbyshire County Council's Community Buildings Grant
Derbyshire County Council is looking to fund the following:
Local groups working to make a big difference in their community through planning to spend money on multi-use buildings or equipmentProjects which will benefit the community for at least 10 yearsGroups which have already raised some funds and have got plans to cover future running costsProjects which can start before 31st December 2013
Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available.
Who can apply?
- Unincorporated associations or incorporated associations, trusts or companies set up and registered as a charity
- Unincorporated associations set up as voluntary groups or community groups
- Community Interest Companies
- Companies limited by guarantee
- Community benefit societies
Groups must be formally constituted, have a bank account with at least 2 independent signatories as well as a governing document/list of governing members and a set of rules.
What type of projects can get a grant?
Facilities must provide a range of activities and services. The fund is available for large scale permanent projects – not small moveable assets – and could support a variety of projects of different types and sizes.
These might include:
- New community facilities e.g. community buildings
- Community building refurbishment e.g. extension, modernisation or conversion (including buildings where ownership has been transferred from Derbyshire County Council)
- Fixed sports and play equipment e.g. multi-use games areas, outdoor gyms and playgrounds.
What the Community Building Grant can't fund
- Facilities that are only used for a limited purpose or by a single community of interest e.g. single sports club
- Facilities that are for administration or office space and storage facilities that do not provide a multi-purpose community space
- Facilities used solely for religious activities or for any political activities
- Administrative costs associated with establishing the project or scheme e.g. professional fees for architects etc.
Further details including the guidance and application form for the fund can be found on Derbyshire County Council's website.
Groups can apply any time until 30th September 2012.