|LRS Newsletter: Clubs & Funding|
Hi Emma, welcome to the latest edition of our Clubs & Funding Newsletter, which includes...
• easyfundraising - raise free funds for your club by just shopping online!
• Funding and Grant Scheme updates - GO GOLD opens, Samworth Brothers and the Health Lottery
• News and workshop highlights
Annette Kendrick, Sports Development Officer (Funding & Clubs)
T: 01509 564858 | E: email@example.com (P/T: Tues/Wed/Thu)
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GO GOLD Funding Programme
The 2019 Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Funding programme is now open for applications until 31st December 2018.
The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented athletes from Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The funding programme is there to support athletes who are competing at Regional (East Midlands), National or International level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth discipline, or in a locally recognised priority sport.
Please click on the link provided for more information and to read the eligibility criteria.
Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund
Samworth Brothers have updated their criteria; there are five main criteria that future applications will now be judged on, a successful application will;
- be in a location where a Samworth Brothers business is an integral and important part of the local community
- support a club or organisation where sport is the starting point and the main focus of activities.
- support young people aged 12-18 years old, predominantly young people in hard to reach and disadvantaged groups.
- extend sporting capacity in some way
- be sustainable and able to continue once our funding is over.
Click on the link for more information.
Active Communities – Health Lottery Funding
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. We're looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people.
Keep your eye on the website - Active Communities is opening soon in the following areas:
Health Lottery East Midlands - We will open in parts of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - November 2018.
Vote for local sport and physical activity projects in Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 500 projects across four different fund levels and four categories, giving awards to communities throughout the UK. The categories include Health & Wellbeing and Community support.
Let's show our support and vote for local projects across Leicester-Shire!
Voting closes on 20th November 2018!
Loughborough Rugby Club Under 10's – Rugby tour for low income families
St. Botolphs Primary School – well-being award
Hall Orchard Primary School – new playground equipment is vital
Winstanley Wizards – two new table tennis tables
Braunstone Town Council – Shakespeare Park Pavilion Project
Thurlaston Football Club – Club house refurbishment
Oadby & Wigston
South Leicester Rugby Football club – Developing First Aid provision
Wigston Town Cricket Club – Pitch improvement
Live Cancer Free - Improving Health and Well-being of BAME women
Ball for All CIC – Basketball Skills
Leicester Neptune Swimming club – Looking Ahead
Houghton and Thurnby Cricket Club – Training Equipment
Hinckley & Bosworth
Richmond Primary School – Playground markings
Hinckley Squash Club – Squash girls can
North West Leicestershire
Orchard Community Primary School – Island Challenge Climbing frame
Get the most out of your Local Authority
Clubs are operating in a challenging environment due to local government spending cuts and authorities have more incentive to sell or close facilities which are used by clubs. Local authorities have a central role to play when it comes to the provision of community sport and recreation facilities, and are responsible for the health of local people.
Despite their duty to promote healthy lifestyles, there is no legal requirement for local authorities to provide facilities. To help you and your clubs get the most out of your local authority the Sport & Recreation Alliance have put together some guidance on:
discretionary rate relief
community asset transfer
community Right to Bid
protecting your playing fields
Courses & Workshops
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Venue: SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QFBehaviour change is a series of small steps taken over time as part of a journey. The goal of that journey may be to reverse... Read More »>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Venue: SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QFJoin the movement to promote physical literacy/physical development
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Venue: SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QFTutor - Ashley Harrison, Autism Outreach Service, Leicestershire County Council
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Venue: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QFJoin the movement to promote physical literacy.For Early Years Practitioners or anyone who works with U5's
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Venue: Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EPThis workshop is for Coaches, Team Managers, Club Officers, Teachers, Volunteers.
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Venue: SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QFThis workshop looks at learning disability and sport to help clubs, coaches and providers of sport understand how to support... Read More »>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019
Venue: Uppingham School Sports Centre, Leicester Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9SEFor coaches who work with all ages and abilities – helping nurture physically confident children and adults
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Sport England Club Matters have put together podcasts to keep you up to date.
The latest one is on club finances.You can listen... Read More »
The course is designed for professionals working with frailer older people with a history of falls in the community (e.g.... Read More »
Welcome to Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's (LRS) Workforce Development Programme, running from September 2018 to July... Read More »
Good hygiene practice, by both organisations and individuals, helps ensure that everybody involved in sport and physical... Read More »
Aquila Burgess, Project Officer at the Alliance explains why you should enter this year's Community Sport and Recreation... Read More »
A judging panel, consisting of experts from the coaching, sport and physical activity sector, deliberated from a record amount... Read More »
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For more information on club development and funding, visit the key sections on our website: