Nottinghamshire Community Sports Fund

The Community Sports Fund is now open for 2012. The Fund is a grant aid scheme aimed at helping local sports clubs and organisations by supporting projects that encourage additional people to get involved in sport, or retain those who would otherwise cease to be involved. Nottinghamshire clubs can apply for up to £1000 (£1500 if Club mark accredited). There will be 2 rounds

Round 1

Open 1st April – 31st May 2012 for projects starting between Sept 2012 and March 2013

Round 2

Open 1st August- closing date to be confirmed, most likely 31st October for projects starting 2013.

For more information and to apply visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website

Inspired Facilities Funding from Sport England

Please see the below information provided to us by Sport Nottinghamshire.

Earlier this week Sport England announced the launch of the first of five rounds of the Inspired Facilities Fund of £10m/round.

This round is receiving applications between 1 August and 26 September 2011

Round 2 will be 1 February to 2 April 2012 and round 3 will run 23 July to 17 September 2012. Rounds 4 & 5 will be announced in 2013

The link to Sport England’s website pages for the Fund is here and this will provide you with a large amount of information

Additional key points of note are as follows:

· Voluntary & community sector projects can apply for £20 – 50k, with no matched funding requirement (no weighting applied at assessment stage to level of any matched funding)

· Local authorities and other statutory bodies can apply for £20 – 150k, with a £ for £ matched funding requirement

· Up to 70% of the funding will go to community projects and up to 30% for public bodies

· Awards of up to £50k require 7 years security of tenure on the facility, £51k – 99k need 10 years and £100 – 150k need 15 years or more

· No equipment only awards but equipment can be included as a part of an application

· Sport England funding is entirely capital but an opportunity to add revenue funding is available through Thomas Cook Children’s Charity who are adding £500k for projects with a particular emphasis on disadvantaged children, with no need for a separate application

If you need anything further from us, please don’t hesitate to ask and although consultation with the CSP is not a requirement, it will not harm your application in any way if you do choose to discuss it with us in advance and we are happy to act as advisors and critical friends to you or any clubs and organisations in your area.


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Nottinghamshire Community Sports Fund

The 2011 Community Sports Fund is now open for applications. Sports Clubs and organisations can apply for up to £1000 (£1500 if Clubmark accredited). The funding should be used for projects to involve additional people in sport, whether this be playing, coaching or volunteering.

For more information, please see the following link – Grants for Sports Clubs

For any support or advice, please contact  Anna Quick at Notts CC (



Sport in the community is about local people, local facilities, local groups and organisations working together to provide opportunities to enjoy sport. Betfair and SportsAid recognise the importance of community sport, so Cash 4 Clubs has been set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country.

Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1000. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club.

If your club wants its application reviewed at our next panel meeting, make sure you submit it by midday on Friday 8 July. Any applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in October 2011.

Cash4Clubs Website



Link to Information Pack and Application Form

Sportivate is a £32 million national project that aims to get more 14-25’s regularly participating in sporting activities.

Sport Nottinghamshire will be coordinating Sportivate in Nottinghamshire and will be investing approx £160,000 per year between April 2011 and March 2015.

We will be looking to support and develop projects that will engage with and stimulate 14-25 year olds who don’t currently participate in sport or exercise. We are expecting to fund a wide range of activities across the county, targeting all sections of the community.

The funding available can help pay for coaches, equipment, venue costs, marketing or coach education.

Sportivate will fund 6 sessions after which there must be an opportunity for participants to continue with the activity.

For more details, please download the information pack or application form at the above link.

The deadlines for applications in 2011 are 21st April and 6th Sept.

I am happy to assist your club in applications that can demonstrate need and demand within your area for Golf, Hockey and Judo. Please get in touch via email or telephone.

Matt Bloor

0115 977 2268

For more information on Sportivate you can also contact Ken Pollard who co-ordinates the funding and project for Nottinghamshire.

Tel: 0115 848 3955