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What Funding or Grants can I apply for?

Wales Netball has created the following sections to offer guidance to individuals looking to apply for funding or grants for their club, school, or on an individual basis.

 

Individuals

Wales Netball's Cost of Living Support Fund 

We hope that by providing the opportunity for individuals to apply for items such as netball trainers, sports bras, and other items, people will be able to access netball in their community and fully emerge and enjoy the experience that Netball has to offer.

The following items are eligible for support through the fund: membership fees, playing kit, netball trainers and sport hijab. 

Applications are only accepted during one of our application windows. Please keep an eye out on our socials or website to find out when the next round of applications go live!

Click the link above to find out more.

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Dickie Bird Foundation

The vision of the Foundation is to help disadvantaged children (under 16 years of age), to participate to the best of their ability in a sport of their choice. This is irrespective of social circumstances, culture or ethnicity. It is the hope that as a result, they improve their changes inside and outside of sport.

Grants provided by the Foundation are limited to £500 per individual and only payable for applications of sports equipment and clothing. Payments are for individuals only, group/teams should not apply.

The trustees will consider grants some four times a year. 

To read more and to apply, click the link above. 

Clubs

Be Active Wales Fund

The Be Active Wales Fund is a grant that supports clubs and community organisations across Wales who provide access to physical activity. Grants range from £300 to £50,000, and supports projects the promote equality, sustainability and innovation in sport. 

The fund will support areas that aid promotion of physical activity, such as purchasing equipment, upskilling volunteers, development of innovative projects, utilisation of technology for promotion purposes, and outreach projects aimed at under-represented groups. 

To be eligible, your club must be a not-for-profit sporting organisation, taking place in Wales, and be funding projects which haven't yet started. To read more about eligibility, and how to apply, click on the link above. 

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A Place for Sport - Sport Wales and Crowdfunder

A place for sport is a partnership between Sport Wales and Crowdfunder to support community clubs and raise money for facility improvements. 

If clubs can raise money towards a targeted goal, Sport Wales will pledge funds up to 50% towards the given project, up to £15,000. 

Non-profit clubs can raise money for 'off-field' improvements through A Place for Sport. This can include changing rooms, clubhouse renovations, improved kitchen facilities, bike racks and storage, lifts and ramps for better disability access, and new fencing. 

To Find out more and to apply, click the link above. 

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Actif Innovation Fund

The Actif Innovation Fund is a targeted commissions fund which aims to help organisations in removing inequalities to enable more people to take part in physical activity and sport.

The fund focuses on some main areas, such as girls (up to 25 years old) and disabled children. Additionally, children and young people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, living in poverty, or from the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Actif will support organisations who can play a part in implementing their vision, strategy, and priority areas. You can learn more about this fund by clicking the link above.

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National Lottery Awards for All Wales

The National Lottery Awards for All Wales is a fund that offers between £300 and £20,000 in support for projects for up to two years. The funding can be used to help fund new or existing activity or to support your club in adapting to new and future challenges.

Projects have to deliver in one of the following: bringing people together across communities, improving spaces that matter to communities, help more people reach their potential through early support, or support organisations facing increasing demands due to the cost-of-living crisis. 

To Find out more and to apply, click the link above. 

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The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

This trust supports projects within the Arts, Sport, Community and Environment sectors.

The scheme is open to receive local (£2500) and regional (£7500) applications from 1st November 2023 to the 1st February 2024. 

This trust provides support to projects throughout Wales, and applications are assessed through a board of voluntary Trustees.  

To read more, click the link above. 

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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Stronger Starts is open to community organisations to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK. 

Since 2016, they have supported over 50,000 community groups with more than £100 million in grants.

The scheme has noted they can help with funding for equipment and kit for youth sport teams. However other project ideas are welcomed. 

To read more and apply, click the link above. 

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The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund donates £600 million a year to communities in the UK. The money is raised by those who plan The National Lottery. 

Eligibility criteria for this fund includes a club that: brings people together or builds strong relationships, improves places and spaces that matter to communities, or helps people reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage. 

Sports clubs can apply for either an amount of up to £10,000 or sums over £10,000.

To read more and apply, click the link above. 

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The Poundland Foundation

The Poundland Foundation is reopening its Kit for Kids grants programme in April 2024. The scheme awards 250 grants to sports clubs and organisations to provide equipment or kit to help children get active. 

Since they launched in 2022, they have awarded 430+ grants, donating over £300,000. 

Applications will be considered from any team sport: including netball!

To read more and apply, click the link above. 

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Proud To Pitch In

Greene King IPA is donating 10p from every pint of Greene King IPA sold to support local clubs from the ground up, with cash grants. 

Already donating over £500,000 in the first few months, they aim to give away £1 million to grassroots sports clubs. 

You can apply for a cash grant of up to £4,000. The fund is particularly focused on sports projects that have a long term impact.

Open all year round - grants will be distributed regularly. Click the link above to find out more and apply, 

Others

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Stronger Starts is open to Schools, Town Councils, Local Authorities and more, to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK. 

Since 2016, they have supported over 50,000 community groups with more than £100 million in grants.

To read more and apply, click the link above. 

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The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund donates £600 million a year to communities in the UK. The money is raised by those who plan The National Lottery. 

Eligibility criteria for this fund includes an organisation that: brings people together or builds strong relationships, improves places and spaces that matter to communities, or helps people reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage. 

Sports clubs, Schools, or other organisations can apply for either an amount of up to £10,000 or sums over £10,000.

To read more and apply, click the link above. 

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