Funding available: £ for £ up to £100,000
Focus: To increase participation in sport at community level
Funding Cycle: Every eight weeks
Sportsmatch uses money from the government to encourage new sponsorship of grassroots community sport. Priority is given to applications seeking to match sponsorship from the commercial sector but donations from private individuals or charitable trusts are also acceptable provided they meet our sponsorship eligibility criteria.
Sport England funding for the project must be spent by 31 March 2012.
The aim of Sportsmatch is to generate commercial sponsorship in to sport. However, as many charities/charitable trusts and private individuals obtain their income from commercial activity those are also acceptable forms of sponsorship. Priority is given to applications seeking to match new sponsorship from the commercial sector.
Sponsorship in-kind relates to situations where the sponsor provides equipment or items to the organisation, instead of investing cash. Sportsmatch may be able to match the value of these items provided it equates to no more than 50% of the total eligible sponsorship (e.g. a £100k project with £50k being requested from Sport England, at least £25k of the remaining funding would need to be cash sponsorship).
It is strongly recommend that you read the rest of the Sportsmatch information on Sport England website or view our Sportsmatch guidance document which explains what Sportsmatch will and will not fund and what makes a good application.
For more information - and to apply any of Sport England's funding programmes - please visit the funding section of Sport England website or call their funding helpline on: 08458 508 508.
T: 08458 508508 E: email@example.com
A: Sportsmatch, Sport England, 2 Loughborough Park, Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3QF
How to apply: Complete an online application form on the Sport England website. No hard copies will be accepted.