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Funding for Non League & Grass Roots Club's

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We could possibly use this thread for any future funding that might be available to SSML Club's however right now there is an emergency 20 million fund from Sport England offering grants to Non League and Grassroots Club's between 300 and 10,000 who are suffering hardship and currently struggling due to the situation we are all experiencing. From experience funding is not always easy to come by and like getting blood out of a stone, especially from Sport England, however let us see what this is like:

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund

Billede

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1 hour ago, Rhodes said:

Here's more on the Sport England funding available, hopefully none of our SSML Club's are currently in serious difficulty:

https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector

I reckon some SSML clubs were already in a lot of financial trouble before this Covid-19 buisness even started.

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Have any SSML Club's applied for the Sport England funding out of interest, I appreciate that it can often be far more trouble than it's worth applying for funds and having to jump through hoops before you even get a sniff of any money or otherwise getting knocked back because you don't meet the criteria. Here is something that Berks & Bucks FA affiliated Club's might be able to tap into:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/berks-bucks-fa?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=help-from-homeorigin=PAR

Billede

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The Hertfordshire FA have helpfully issued a list of where there might be some funding available for Clubs who are in dire straits at the present time, this does not just apply to Club's in Hertfordshire:

Funding for Clubs

For those specifically concerned about the financial impact of the outbreak, we have also compiled details of the various different types of Funding for clubs affected by COVID 19.

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Here is a fund available for future reference, it is currently on hold due to the crisis as presumably funds are being channeled elsewhere for the time being. For successful applicants it includes a £350 Nike kit and equipment voucher available for each new team being created within your Club although that is not in addition to the grant itself, there's always something in the small print isn't there:

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/grow-the-game?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=Image&utm_campaign=Grow the Game 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, we are pausing 'Grow the Game 2020' funding applications whilst we determine the needs of grassroots football across England. Please check back for further information which will be made available in due course. If you have already applied, we will be in touch with an update shortly.

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Here we go folks, fill your boots. A new £9.56m fund, through the Football Foundation, has been made available to help Club's from Steps 1-7, and some other organisations, get their natural or artificial grass pitches ready for when the Government finally decides football should start again. Clubs can apply for up to £5,000:

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/pitch-preparation-fund

Billede

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Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service have a page with numerous sport related crisis funding opportunities that do not only apply to Lincolnshire, click on the link below:

 

Looking for funding support - LCVS will be circulating information on any funds that become available via email as we are made aware of them. (See funding updates section below) Updates will also be listed on our website:

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A very wide range of emergency grants and funding available albeit not that many sport related ones however if your Club or organisation is a registerred Charity then there will be more scope for you to apply:

https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/Content/UserGuide/COVID19 Funder Toolkit 8_v3.pdf

https://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/funding-covid-19.html

https://charitybank.org/news/covid-19-emergency-funding-for-charities-and-social-sector-organisations

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These funds are included in the third link above however SSML Club's from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London may be able to benefit as well as possibly Eynesbury Rovers:

  • Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation     
    Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation has launched the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund, which is aimed at helping local community organisations to ‘deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus’. The emergency fund is currently open, please check the Foundation's website for eligibility criteria.
  • Cambridgeshire Community Foundation
    The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund is open to constituted community organisations throughout Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough) that are supporting isolated older and vulnerable people. Grants will mostly be between £1,000 and £5,000, although larger grants will be considered for groups working in partnership. The community fund is currently open on a rolling call basis, please check the Foundation's website for eligibility criteria
  • Hertfordshire Community Foundation
    Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to offer emergency funding for charities, community groups and other voluntary organisations. The focus is on supporting elderly and vulnerable people impacted by Coronavirus. The fund is accepting applications, please visit the Hertfordshire Community Foundation website for eligibility criteria
  • Heart of Bucks Community Foundation
    The Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal is aiming to support people and charities in Buckinghamshire who are most affected by COVID-19. The Coronavirus Response Fund is now accepting applications, with grants up to £5,000. For eligibility criteria visit the Heart of Bucks website.
  • London Fund
    A £2m fund for London charities affected by Coronavirus is being set up by the Greater London Authority and City Bridge Trust. Grants will be available to organisations facing COVID-19 related challenges, such as increasing demand for services, higher staff absences, fewer volunteers and lower donations. The London Community Response Fund is operating two application waves, for more information please visit the funding website

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Here we go folks, fill your boots, a further £2m plus in funding has been made available as from next Monday (29 June) until 19 July, through Sport England, to help Club's from Steps 1-7, and some other organisations, get their stadiums and club houses ready for when the Government finally decides non league football should start again. Clubs can apply for up to £500 to help make their facilities safer and cleaner for things such as clear signage and floor markings to maintain social distancing, promoting cleanliness and good hygiene, repairs and modifications, hand basins with hot water and paper towel/hand sanitiser dispensers and waste bins: 

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/club-preparation-fund

Billede

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An article from the Non League Paper on-line confirming that the £2 million in fresh 'Club Preparation Funding' is available to Non League Club's as of yesterday (29 June) and how to apply up until an including Sunday 19 July. Fill your boots:

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/fa-competitions-more-news/30948/club-preparation-fund-opens-with-more-than-2-million-to-give-away/

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