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Other Sports Funding

England Golf Trust – Golf Bursaries

England Golf Trust is a new charitable trust supported by England Golf. It will provide grants and bursaries for boys and girls (under 21 or in full-time education) who need financial help to play the game. The aim of the England Golf Trust is to help young people in financial need who, without its support, would not be able to play golf.

Click here to find out more about the various bursaries and grants available through the Trust.

HSBC Golf Roots Plus

Funding available: Up to £1,500
Deadlines: See website for details

HSBC Golf Roots Plus supports local groups and organisations working with young people where involvement in golf may provide an alternative and positive focus. It may be used as a diversion to antisocial behaviour or as an inspirational activity that provides an opportunity for young people to experience the wide and varied benefits of golf.

'Skills for Life' must be the primary focus where the project aims to enhance young people's lives through the catalyst of golf. Projects with a focus on young people with special needs or disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

The project should be coordinated by a local delivery partner such as a youth service, local authority, police service, Kicks project or partnership of schools. The local delivery partner should be the applicant.

All applicants should discuss their project idea with their Regional Development Officer (RDO) before applying. Up to £1,500 is available and partnership funding is encouraged.

The National Hockey Foundation

Funding available: Generally between £10,000 and £75,000
Deadlines: See website for details

The National Hockey Foundation primarily makes grants to a wide range of organisations that meet one of their chosen areas of focus which includes "young people and hockey", "enabling the development of hockey at youth or community level" and "smaller charities".

Grants can be awarded for medium to long-term projects (i.e. over one year) or for shorter term one-off projects. A maximum limit of three years of support can be provided (either an instalment grant or three separate applications).

Grants are not usually awarded for more than 50 per cent of the project costs and are generally awarded quarterly.

There is no limit on the amount of money that an organisation can request. However, the Foundation does not generally award grants for less than £10,000 or more than £75,000.

East Midlands Netball

East Midlands Netball will support their affiliated members by providing subsidies and mentoring opportunities to help develop coaches / tutors / umpires / volunteers / players across the region.

Up to 50% subsidy is available towards the following England Netball Training Events:

  • UKCC Level Two and Level Three courses
  • A and B Umpire courses and tests
  • Accreditation and reaccreditations courses for umpire tutors and testers
  • Coach Tutor and Assessor training
  • Volunteer development
  • Applications for extra-ordinary requests.

Funding requests for UKCC Level 1 and C Umpire courses should be made directly to the County Netball Association.

Applications will be considered at meetings throughout the year and should be submitted, where possible, prior to the start date of a course.

The Rowing Foundation

Funding available: £500 to £3,000
Deadlines: See website for details

The Rowing Foundation's purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and people with disabilities of all ages.

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 (up to 50% of the cost)to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body).

Funds are limited and statistically the Foundation favours giving grants for equipment that will be used on the water and exclusively for juniors and the disabled of all ages.

The next deadline is Monday 17th October 2016

Click here for more information and details on how to apply.

The Canoeing Foundation

Funding available: See website for details
Deadlines: See website for details

The Canoe Foundation fund is currently closed at the moment, but is looking to reopen later in the year.

Over the last eight years the Canoe Foundation has awarded in excess of £130,000 worth of grants to more than 140 projects, which have in turn benefitted over 18,000 individuals.

Applications and successful awards have increased considerably over the past few years, with over £75,000 awarded in the last three financial years.

Most grants are awarded through the Charity's Small Grants Panel. Their remit is to award grants specifically relating to Young People and Disability (Equality). The maximum grant awarded through the Small Grants Panel is usually £2,000, although in special cases this can be increased to £2,500.

Larger grants (anything over £2,500) and those which fall into the other key areas; Places, Heritage and International are decided on by the Charity's Trustees.