There are various grants and awards available through the district council and county council. These include general grant aid, sports and arts grants and development funds, and housing and housing renovation grants.
Our sports funding aims to support district based parish councils, community groups, voluntary sports clubs and talented individuals to help them achieve their aims and aspirations in sport.
The scheme has three main funding streams:-
Coach Education and Development
Special Projects and Events
Each application will be assessed against the programme criteria and grants of up to £1500 can be awarded for special projects and events and up to £150 for coach education and development and support to talented individuals.
Active Notts sports funding
Active Notts is the County Sports Partnership for Nottinghamshire.
It provides the strategic lead on sport and recreation across the county and is committed to working with partners to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity.
The Active Notts website provides information about a range of grants suitable for sport and physical activity as well as regular funding news.
This funding is part of the Armed Forces Covenant which focuses on encouraging local communities to support armed forces communities in their areas. The aim is to nurture public understanding and awareness of issues affecting armed forces communities, recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community and encourage activities which help integrate the armed forces community into local life.
The fund, made available by The Ministry of Defence, supports local projects which aim to improve ties between the Armed Forces and the wider community.
Small grants for applications up to £20,000
Large grants for applications between £20,001 and £500,000
Grant decisions are made by a national panel based on the recommendations of regional panels.
The Covenant Fund has four key themes and annual priorities which focus funding each year.
Removing barriers to family life
Providing extra support after service for those that need help
Supporting measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens
The Gilstrap Charity aims to support individuals, groups and local organisations from Newark with grant aid towards sustainable projects.
Sir William Gilstrap was a local businessman and philanthropist from Newark.
Online information is now available on the history of the charity and it's aims and purpose. The website includes details of projects the charity has supported in the past and information on how to apply for grants.
Nottinghamshire County Council Local Improvement Scheme (LIS)
The Local Improvement Scheme provides targeted financial support for community organisations to deliver the county council’s priorities to make Nottinghamshire a great place to live, work, visit and relax.
Eligible organisations can apply for capital funding, ranging from a minimum of £1,000 up to a maximum of £50,000.
CNCS have recently established a Community Benefit Committee to concentrate on underpinning CNCS as a Social Enterprise, Community Benefit Society Organisation.
CNCS are pleased to announce that the Committee have recently been given a sum of £6000 to allow community and voluntary sectors, charities, patient groups etc to apply for a sum of money for projects that will benefit the people who live in Mid Nottinghamshire or Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (the areas where CNCS operate).
All applications need to be submitted to Katie Swinburn by 5pm on Friday 27 November in readiness for evaluation on Tuesday 1 December 2015. Any applications received after the cut-off date will be automatically transferred through to the next quarter. The awarding of funds will take place on a quarterly basis.
CNCS will consider funding for most expenditure items. CNCS will not fund 'business as usual' activity.
Who will CNCS support?
Charities/voluntary organisations benefitting people who live in Mid Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire/Rutland.
CNCS will support projects with the capacity to deliver significant impact in the community and which benefit the greatest number of people.
CNCS will not support:
projects outside the agreed geographical area
charities seeking funds to distribute to other charities
projects for which there is a clear statutory obligation
What will CNCS support?
CNCS will support the following type of projects:
health and well being including health education and prevention
social care e.g. organisations assisting individuals or families to overcome social deprivation for example the homeless, disabled, carers
community development (helping groups to organise and respond to problems and needs in their communities) e.g. self-help groups
will consider internal proposals that develop the community
A charity/voluntary/community/patient group, etc. organisation can apply for support on more than one occasion.
All applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the CNCS Community Benefit Committee. All applications will be required to provide updates and evaluations to the CNCS board.
Further information is available upon request, please contact Katie Swinburn, CNCS HQ, Phoenix House, Oak Tree Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4LF email@example.com