Background Information: We are pleased to announce the launch of a new fund which is administered and managed by the Community Foundation for Lancashire on behalf of Made by
What are the objects of the fund: Sports clubs or organisations working within the sport for development sector (this includes any physical activity), 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.
Clubs or organisations which intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes for young people aged 5 – 25. Priority will be given to those organisations that have less than 10% of their
membership outside of this age range.
The organisations we are looking for operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need, and may offer cross-sector activities.
Specifically, we will fund clubs and organisations 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
Eligible organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £75,000 with the following
Priority 1 – Up to £25,000
Priority 2 – Up to £50,000
Priority 3 – Up to £75,000
What we can fund?
This is a one-off, unrestricted donation but MBS anticipates that the funding may be used for one of
the following purposes:
Direct project costs including equipment and kit
Staff costs related to the project including appropriately apportioned management time
Appropriately apportioned core costs
External monitoring and evaluation of projects
Small capital expenditure items (such as changing facilities, resurfacing a play area or IT
equipment), where a sustainable plan is in place for ongoing upkeep and maintenance.
How much is available: Grants of £2,021 are available, though lower amounts can be considered if
more suitable for your organisation.
Which areas are covered: Lancashire
Closing date: 5pm on the 24 th May 2021
Any special criteria:
The funders are interested in the grants being used for two things and will ask you about this in the end of project reporting:
As the funding is unrestricted, we’d love to see it used as match funding to leverage other
funds for your club or organisation.
We’d also like to see how it can be used to ensure the sustainability of your club.
How to apply?
Please visit the Community Foundation for Lancashire website – www.lancsfoundation.org.uk and complete an online application form. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to send the documents listed below. If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn. Please attach the documents to your online application or email them to [email protected]
Documents which need to be included with your application
1. A copy of the group’s rules or constitution
2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
4. A list of the management committee/trustees
5. A copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure that they hold
relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Criminal Records Bureau
checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity. If unsure about what you
need please contact the Community Foundation for help (details below)
NB: If you have received a grant from us in the last 12 months and have already submitted copies of the above documents, you do not need to send them in again. However, a bank statement is
required with every application.
The following items cannot be supported via the fund:
Statutory organisations or work that is their responsibility
National organisations that cannot demonstrate local governance/autonomy
Private companies and CICs Limited by shares
Purchase/maintenance of vehicles
Activities that will have already taken place before we offer you a grant
Politically connected or exclusively religious activities
Projects for personal profit
Organisations that are established for the benefit of animals or plants: environmental
groups that work with animals or the environment (such as city farms) are acceptable
Groups comprising just one family
Debts and other liabilities
Travel outside UK
Gifts or projects exclusively for the purpose of entertaining
What happens next?
Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make
recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available. The panel is due to meet at the end of June and you should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 2 weeks of this meeting.
Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside
43 Hanover Street,
T: 0151 294 4756
Email: [email protected]