Achieving Success for Clubs and Organisations
Winning bids make all the difference!
Since 2010 we have been working with teams, individuals, organisations and communities,
to help improve the availability and accessibility to sport. With continued reduction in
public funding we have, unfortunately become used to the negative impact that is
felt with the limited sports opportunities.
However, it has been inspiring to work with so many positive people to help them to provide continued sporting opportunities to adults and children in their local communities. These case studies are just a few of the real life examples of winning bids we have worked on.
Working with Sports Funding on your next bid could be the ‘Game Changer’ you have been looking for.
Hull FC Community Foundation.
Sport England (CSAF – Main Grants).
Grant Award £168,408 – 3 year programme.
Project involved providing entry level opportunities to 8 multi-sport ‘Turn Up and Play’ activity sessions held within traditional and non-traditional community sport sites within Hull. Working with local partners and utilising fully equipped venues and transporting portable equipment to different wards, the aim was to provide new sporting opportunities and engage with hard to reach marginalised young people in large numbers. The sport activities fed into a Sports Central Programme which provided a platform for participants to engage in sport on a weekly basis
FITCAP – Birmingham
Sport England (Main Grants)
Grant Award £152,375 – 3 year programme.
FITCAP (Fitness In The Community & Active Play) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that works within the communities of East Birmingham and North Solihull. The aim of the project was to increase and sustain participation in sports for young people aged 14-30, NEETs and young people from BME groups that reside in areas of high deprivation, low income and who face multiple barriers to participation. Sporting activities were delivered into different deprived wards in order to create a new sporting legacy and engage with hard to reach marginalised young people. The project supported Sport England’s ‘Youth Insight’ research which recommended that a change in delivery was required to maintain a level of interest in sport amongst each new generation and that the challenge of growing youth participation in sport will involve focusing on changing behaviours and not attitudes.
Fleetwood Town Community Trust
The Henry Smith Charity
Grant Award £90,400 – 3 year programme – ongoing
This project is designed to encourage male and female NEETs aged 16-24yrs to make the transition towards education, training and employment by providing a range of sporting and education based interventions. The 24 week NEETs Employment & Training Programme is delivered twice a year. The programme consists of weekly sporting activities and development of all the skills beneficiaries needed for the workplace e.g. CV writing, interview practice, coaching etc. Beneficiaries also have opportunities to develop their self-help and independent skills during these sessions and mentors from local businesses and Fleetwood Town FC support project staff with employability workshops and assist beneficiaries with work placements and exit routes leading to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport.
City of Hull Amateur Boxing Club
Awards for All
Grant Award £9,000 – 1 year programme.
The City of Hull Amateur Boxing Club recognised the important role that physical activities can play in wider society by engaging young people in learning and achievement and their was aim was to deliver a free, structured and progressive programme of accredited training for young people from the age of 5yrs upwards. To facilitate this, the boxing club introduced an innovative after school activity programme in the form of non-contact boxing training known as ‘Boxercise’ within 5 primary schools located in the identified priority ward of Orchard Park & Greenwood – one of the most deprived wards within Hull. The project helped children attain higher standards of educational achievement as attendance at the sessions led to ‘B.O.S.S. Elementary Awards’ and ‘Preliminary Awards’ which are based around the A.B.A. boxing award scheme which led onto further qualifications such as the ASDAN GCSE in Boxing. Diversionary activities designed to address the damaging cycle of youth crime were also introduced by recruiting local young people aged 16-18yrs on a volunteer basis to work alongside the professional coaches within the schools whilst they simultaneously studied for nationally accredited ‘Boxing Leadership’ and ‘Boxing Tutor’ qualifications through the club’s Youth Outreach Programme.
Pickering Cricket Club
Sport England (Small Grants)
Grant Award £9,998 – 1 year programme
The club had identified a significant gap in provision for a ‘safe place’ where young women could increase their participation in physical activity, try out new, fun, specialist sports (such as cricket) and socialise with people of their own age from different backgrounds and that this was something they wanted to address. This supported Sport England campaigns such as ‘This Girl Can’ which provided a wealth of research that identified that millions of women and young girls are afraid to exercise because of their fear of being judged and ridiculed. Consequently, the club developed a vibrant activity based project for inactive girls and young women aged 14-18yrs that resided in disadvantaged rural communities and who faced multiple barriers to participation in sport. The aim was to increase and sustain participation by developing female only cricket sessions where coaches were skilled in leading sport and in supporting and motivating young female beneficiaries. The project involved entry level taster sessions in cricket and soft ball cricket in addition to providing opportunities for female participants to gain accredited cricket coaching qualifications. The project also provided opportunities to participate in Yorkshire Women and Girls District Cricket competitions and Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festivals.
Hull Stingrays Ice Hockey
Awards for All
Grant Award £9,500 – 1 year programme
Hull Stingrays are members of the Elite Ice Hockey League and is Hull’s one and only professional ice hockey team. They have always been involved in community projects and have developed close and important relationships with the community while also providing positive role models and promoting physical well-being. The project involved working with 5 primary schools which were located within some of the most deprived areas within Hull. Children from each school enjoyed 6 weeks of fun packed activities that were centred on the development of fundamental floor hockey skills, which is a version of ice hockey where players wear a hockey kit, trainers and use a ball. The focus was on fitness and skills development and, as a professional team activity, children developed personal skills in the areas of communication, self-esteem, leadership and respect. This was an excellent form of exercise and provided a great social gateway for children to mix with other school year groups, different ethnicities and different generations.