24/05/2018- Club Digest

WE NEED FUNDING! is that the most common phrase from sports clubs?

Funding can be a bit of taboo subject at clubs, whether it’s the fear of the unknown or the thought of unattainable due to time commitments or the pressure to meet the obligations set by the funding organisation. This article will look to calm those nerves and provide information about the support we, as BF, can provide and you’ll hear from a club, that has just been awarded £9,500, on just how easy it can be. As long as the club have drive and passion to make it happen, it is achievable.

We understand clubs apprehension about submitting a funding bid, adding that pressure on top of running a club is a challenge. Our solution? Create a funding guide that breaks down every element of Sport England’s Small Grant stream to provide;

1. Suggested wording to include for each question.

2. How best to frame your answers to ensure your bid is a strong contender

3. Our insight into the types of people that fence

Information of this guide was shared in the July 2017 Club Digest as we were looking for clubs to trial the guide with our support.

This free guide is readily available to all registered clubs that wish to work with us to submit a Small Grants bid of £300 to £10,000 to provide fencing sessions to a new audience. We can help you review your objectives, proofread any bids to make recommendations and write letters of support! All we ask for is to be kept up to date with the progress and to hear about the result!

But why take the recommendation from us? Below you’ll find an article written by the club who were ready to jump with both feet and trial our funding guide. It outlines their project, the target audience, why they wanted to submit their bid, including how they are using some of that funding and explores different elements of the guide!

If you would like to access the guide or are thinking of submitting a funding bid, please contact us for support. Over to you…

« Camden Fencing Club Small Grant Article »

« BF Small Grant Overview »


Also within May 2018 Club Digest, you can find articles on… 

» Clubmark

» Talent Pathway Update

» British Fencing Awards

» Safeguarding resources

» Introduction Membership

To view May’s Club Digest, please click here.

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