Common Grant Requests and Awards available through Fife Council
Individual Sports Awards. These are available through the Community Grants Scheme. These are designed to help individuals meet the cost of competition and training expenses in order to maintain their status at district, regional or national level. Applicants must be resident in Fife, not eligible for lottery sports fund talented athlete or talented identification programmes. The maximum grant is 50% of total costs, up to a maximum of £150.
Coach and Sports Officials Training. These are available through the Community Grants Scheme. These are designed to encourage, support and promote training and development of coaches and officials. Applicants must be resident in Fife, be planning to attend a course recognised by the appropriate national sports governing body, be actively coaching or officiating at a club, community centre or sports centre in Fife and be supported by that body. The maximum grant is 50% of total course costs, up to a maximum of £150.
Club Development Grants. These are available through Fife Council’s Community Grants Scheme. These grants provide up 50% of costs, up to a maximum of £250. Applicants have to show that the grant is required to achieve the objectives of a development plan. The money can be used towards the purchase of equipment, coaching fees, promotional work, etc but cannot be used for administration, travel costs, hire of facilities or personal wear.
Further information about all of the Fife Council Community Grants is available from a portal TBC.
East Fife Sports Council Funding
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- The Finance and Grants Sub-Committee will only consider applications for grant aid from Clubs who have been affiliated for at least three months prior to application, and have paid the current annual fee, and must also remain affiliate for a minimum of 2 years after the grant award.
- It will not be the policy of EFSC to grant loans of any kind.
- Grants will not be given for general running expenses, e.g. administration, regular hire of facilities or regular travel to domestic competition and training.
- Grants will not be given to “closed” clubs i.e. school sports clubs, factory clubs or sports clubs operating for profit.
- Grants will not be considered retrospectively and accordingly, those seeking assistance should ensure that they apply at least two months in advance of the event or project.
- Any application for financial aid should be made on the official application form available from the Secretary and in the case of Clubs wishing to purchase equipment or materials be accompanied by:-
- A copy of the Club’s accounts and balance sheet for the last complete financial year.
- A statement of the Club’s current cash assets (obtainable from the bank and/or Building Society). and
- Two written quotations for goods to be supplied, from two separate Shops/ Suppliers.
- Clubs applying for grant aid must show that they are capable of meeting their share of the costs involved.
- A Club representative may be requested to attend a meeting of the Finance and Grants Sub-Committee to discuss any application.
- All grants are made at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
- Every opportunity must be taken to credit the Sports Council in any publicity.
GRANTS CATEGORIES AVAILABLE:
1. CLUB DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
- Applications for club development projects must demonstrate that they link into local schools and/or the community to give people the opportunity to participate in the sport.
- The maximum grant available is 50% of the sum applied for if the club is either accredited with ClubFife or their National Governing Body, no club may benefit by a sum greater than £500 in any one financial year in one category. For those clubs non accredited the maximum grant is 40% and no club may benefit by a sum greater than £400 in any one financial year in one category. Accreditation documentation must be attached with grant application.
- A letter of support/endorsement is also required from an Active Fife Official.
- If in the opinion of the Sports Council, items provided by grant aid by the Sports Council are not being used for the purpose(s) stated in the grant application, the Sports Council reserves the right to repossess the equipment.
- Any club receiving grant aid shall afford the right to representatives of the Sports Council to carry out inspections of facilities and equipment.
- Any equipment purchased will not be allowed to be resold within a period of five years from the date of receipt without the written permission of the Sports Council. Clubs undertaking resale will be liable to make restoration of all or part of the grant given by the Sports Council.
- In the event of a club disbanding, equipment purchased under the grant scheme will automatically become the property of the Sports Council.
- No purchases should be made or agreements entered into with a supplier prior to the award being made.
- If the offer of a grant is accepted, a copy of the invoice, receipt or proof of purchase should be sent to the Secretary immediately following the transaction.
Click link to download application form for this category. Application Club Development Projects 2012 word Please save to your computer, complete form and attach to an email to the address below.
2. SPECIALIST COACHING (up to 4 sessions)
- Clubs must be an active, currently affiliated member of EFSC.
- Application must be made on the official form available from the Secretary and be endorsed by a representative of their Sports Governing Body.
- If any part of an award is not used for the purpose stated on the application, the Sports Council reserves the right to require full or partial repayment.
- Copies of receipts showing payments for the purposes stated on the application may be required from the recipient.
- Applications will not be considered retrospectively.
- The maximum grant available will be £500 in any one financial year
Click link to download application form for this category. Application Coaching 2012 word Please save to your computer, complete form and attach to an email to the address below.
3, AFFILIATED CLUBS – MAJOR EVENTS (ATTENDING)
- Grant aid for affiliated Club teams (a team consists of two or more competitors) to attend UK/British and International standard events will be considered provided attendance is by competitive qualification or invitation and approved / supported by the Sports Governing Body. Written evidence of the above should accompany the application.
- The maximum grant available will be £500 in any one financial year.
- If any individual from within the team has gained funding from FCCSG, they will not be eligible for this category.
- Only under extremely exceptional circumstances will the above criteria be waived and then only at the discretion of the executive committee.
Click link to download application form for this category. Application Attending 2012 word Please save to your computer, complete form and attach to an email to the address below.
4. AFFILIATED CLUBS – MAJOR EVENTS (HOSTING)
- Grant aid for affiliated Club teams (a team consists of 2 or more competitors) to host UK/British and International standard events will be considered provided attendance is by competitive qualification or invitation and approved/ supported by the Sports Governing Body. Written evidence of the above should accompany the application.
- The maximum grant available will be £500 in any one financial year.
Click link to download application form for this category. Application Hosting 2012 word Please save to your computer, complete form and attach to an email to the address below.
PUBLICITY AND EVENTS SOCIAL/COMPETITIVE
Affiliated clubs may participate in a programme of special events organised each year. These include; Annual Sports Award and the Festival of Sport.
If your club is interested in becoming a member or requires further information, please contact:
Tel: 07517 140655
Have a look at some of the recipients of EFSC funding in Successful Funding Applications 2013 – 2015