Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make an initial £7 million of match funding available to help community sport and physical activity groups improve their facilities and unite communities as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
If you are a community sport and physical activity group and are looking to create, enhance or redevelop your sports facility for the benefit of the community as part of the Birmingham 2022 legacy, then you could be eligible to receive up to £10,000 in match funding!
If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign you can apply for the match funding via your Crowdfunder dashboard.See the eligibility criteria below for more information.
Prudhoe Golf Club in Northumberland set out to create a new indoor training facility to develop more community participation and junior golf in the area.
They raised £21,359, including a £9,000 pledge from Sport England to make it a reality.
Community sport and physical activity groups looking to create, enhance or redevelop sports facilities for the benefit of their community as part of Birmingham 2022.
You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.
This investment aims to help community sport and physical activity groups crowdfunding for capital (building or refurbishment) works that will enhance places and spaces within their local area, to unite communities as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Our match investment, of up to £10,000 is to help create or improve community sport facilities that will help to bring communities together and celebrate the Commonwealth Games. Projects should be driven by the community, for the community, to improve what is available and enable more people to be physically active.To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:
If your application is approved, you’ll get a match funding offer of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000.To receive a pledge, you will need to do two things (the ‘pledge conditions’):
1) raise at least 25% of your initial target,
2) raise this from a minimum number of supporters.
Following receipt of a pledge you will also need to reach 100% of your initial funding target to receive the funds from Sport England.Note – Sport England reserve the right to vary these pledge criteria; projects will be notified if their pledge criteria will vary from the stated terms above.
Before completing your application, please read the full Eligibility and Pledge Criteria.
Funded projects will be required to agree to the Places and Spaces Grant Conditions.
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Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.
Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.
People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.
Take part in our crowdfunding course designed specifically for sports ideas and ventures starting out looking to raise funds.
Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.
If applying to match funding from Sport England, this free PDF guide can give you all the information and inspiration you need to get started.