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Other Sports Funding

England Golf Trust – Golf Bursaries

England Golf Trust is a charitable trust supported by England Golf. It provides 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.

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 6th November 2017.

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

Rugby Football Foundation

The Rugby Football Union set up a Charity in 2003 called the Rugby Football Foundation (RFF). The following are details of their grants and loans. Click on the links in the headings for more information.

Helping Hand Grants

The 'Helping Hand Grant' provides a mechanism for clubs to apply for a small grant of between £500 - £1,500 for eligible capital projects (for example a new set of rugby posts, redecorating the changing rooms etc) with the club matching the grant on a £ for £ basis.

Groundmatch Grant Scheme

The Groundmatch Scheme provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Interest Free Loan Scheme

The Interest Free Loan scheme provides up to £100,000 in an interest free loan to capital works to clubs at level 3 and below which contribute to the retention and recruitment of community rugby players.

Green Deal Loans

RFF Green Deal loans up to the value of £20,000 are available to clubs to support them in the installation of facility solutions that reduce utility costs. Green Deal Loan repayments are structured to be the equivalent of the projected savings over the agreed 'payback' period.

For further information on any of the grant or loan schemes please contact the Area Manager for the East Midlands - PeteShaw@rfu.com