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1 SPORT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN HERTS Peter Simmons Sport Project Officer Herts Sports Partnership

2 KEY MESSAGES Multi funding streams Some easy wins! Do your homework Understand funders’ objectives Understand your club’s ability to deliver on key agendas Engage with the language Seek help with applications Persevere!


4 LOCAL AUTHORITY FUNDING Community Grants (Most councils)  Revenue & Capital grants from £500 to £10,000  Equipment, qualifications and venue hire Councillor Revenue Grants (Some Councils)  £ 250 for councillors to grant to ‘worthwhile cause’ Young Athlete Grants (Most councils)  Funding for travel, coaching or qualifications Coaching/Officials bursaries (Few councils)  50% of course costs Contact: your local authority website

5 COMMUNITY SPORT NETWORKS Coaching Bursary Schemes  Active Broxbourne, Active Watford, Sport North Herts Club Development Grants  Up to £500 for local projects: Welwyn Hatfield, Active East Herts, St Albans Contact:  See Community Sport Network leaflet

6 HERTS COUNTY COUNCILLOR LOCALITY BUDGET 78 County Councillors have £10,000 to grant to community groups in their wards Amount allocated to individual projects varies Sport has not obtained its fair share of grants Less than 10% granted to sport Apply to more than one councillor Available until end March 2013. Further money in 2013/14 Full details available & application form from

7 HERTS TALENTED ATHLETES PROGRAMME Talented athlete scheme for 13-18 year olds Athletes at Regional/National squad level Includes strength & conditioning, physiotherapy, nutrition and sport psychology support Scheme supported by University of Herts, Herts County Council, Lea Valley Regional Park Authority and Herts is Ready for Winners Full details at: Contact: Sarah Grybowicz

8 COUNTY FUNDING ASPIRING ATHLETE SCHEME Supported by Hertsmere Leisure, Finesse Leisure, Stevenage Leisure, Sportspace (Dacorum) & Gosling Sports Park Free access to leisure facilities Open to residents in Herts or member of Herts Club 11-28 year olds of minimum county standard Simple application form Contact: Local Leisure Centre Note: Some other leisure centres such as those in Broxbournehave own scheme

9 SPORTIVATE Targets 14-25 year olds Sessions outside school hours Minimum 6 hours coaching Emphasis on sustainability via club links Need to demonstrate exit routes £9k/annum for each local authority Contacts: Herts – Will Hollyer Sport Development Officers at each Local Authority

10 AWARDS FOR ALL Lottery funded programme £300-£10,000 for projects to improve your community – not sport specific Funds training: Coach& Officials’ awards needed as part of club development plan Disability & ‘difficult to reach groups’ focus Funds to be spent in 12 months Contacts:

11 There’s help out there.......... Herts Council for Voluntary Service: Herts Sports Partnership - Funding details in green section of Sport England – Funding Helpline 08458 508508 Your NGB Development Officer - Herts/East Funding4Sport: Newsletter available from £4.99 Funding Insight weekly e-magazine, Free subscription:

12 CONTACT DETAILS Herts Sports Partnership Sports Performance & Development Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9EU Tel: 01707 281204 Peter Simmons - Sport Project Officer

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