Funding Help and opportunities
Below are a number of sources that your Club or individuals may wish to investigate to find funding to help the development of your Club. This page will be updated as new funding streams are discovered.
Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.
You can register to receive email updates about new funding as it becomes available.
GRANTfinder is the UK's leading grants and policy database and includes details in excess of 6,000 funding opportunities. Our services include access to: a flexibly searchable database; Newsflash service; deadlines listing; and Research Help Desk. What's more, our information is continuously updated. GRANTfinder subscribers include: local authorities; the voluntary and charitable sector; universities and colleges; housing associations; the health sector; and business support organisations.
Awards for All - England
Awards for All England is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and £10,000.
The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. They want to fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes:
- People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills.
- Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems.
- Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access and enjoy.
- Healthier and more active people and communities.
The application form is short, simple and can be emailed on completion. You will find out if you are successful within six weeks.
Community Foundation grants - These will be "local" to the county where the Club is based.
CFN is a registered charity that leads a movement of community foundations committed to positive social change in the UK through the development of "community philanthropy". Community philanthropy involves people from all parts of a community working together locally to use all the resources available to them to improve everyone's life.
Community foundations make a difference by bringing together local philanthropists who wish to give money to support their local community with dynamic local organisations. Lack of money is frequently the only thing that hinders their ability to change lives for the better.
Powerchairs - Individual applications
Caudwell Children Enable Sport
The Enable Sport initiative is a national scheme that has been launched by the national charity, Caudwell Children, with support from Barclays Wealth.
Since its launch, the Charity has helped hundreds of sporting youngsters reach their potential by providing sports equipment. The Charity are working with the WFA in order to provide Powerchairs for our sport.
The key criteria for successful funding are:
- Application must be on behalf of an individual child - not a team or organisation.
- Beneficiary must be under 19 years old at time of application.
- The child must be engaged in competitive sport and equipment will aid their development
- Applicants are means tested to ensure that most needy applicants receive donations
How to apply:
You can find out more information and apply online by visiting www.caudwellchildren.com or Call us on 0845 300 1348
PLEASE NOTE: A player must be registered with a current WFA Club in order to proceed with any application
Playing attachments - Individual applications
Children Today Charitable Trust
Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need. We believe the provision of specialised equipment has a direct and immediate impact on a child's quality of life and independence, and is vital in helping them to overcome obstacles and achieve their potential.
Children Today relies totally on voluntary donations, we receive no funding from the government or social services. There is no statutory right for young people with disabilities to be provided with equipment they need by the government or NHS, so we fill that gap. We provide this service for children and young people right up to the age of 25. Each piece of equipment is gifted to the child concerned, it is not a loan, and it is owned by the child, not their parents or guardians.
How to apply:
Call us on 01244 335622 to discuss your needs and request an application form. Simply return the application form along with the supporting information to Children Today. For further information please www.childrentoday.org.uk