So if your sports club or community organisation is looking to create, enhance, or redevelop your sports facility for the benefit of the community, then you could be eligible to receive up to £15,000 in match funding!
If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign you can apply for the match funding via your Crowdfunder dashboard.
Sports clubs or community organisations looking to create, enhance, or redevelop sports facilities for the benefit of the community.
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 of up to £15,000 aims to help community organisations crowdfunding for capital (building or refurbishment) works that will enhance spaces within their local area, to enable people to have a better experience, to ensure facilities are more environmentally and financially sustainable.Eligibility Criteria
This match funding is designed to help community groups deliver a project to create, enhance or redevelop a community place for sport.
To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:
The following are not eligible for funding:
Priority will be given to projects that are in the most deprived communities to ensure that our match investment reaches those most in need. This will be organisations that do one or both of the following:
We will still support projects which do not meet these priorities, however we may reduce the level of match funding offered. Match funding will usually be in the range of 30-50% of the project target.Pledge Criteria
If your application is approved, you’ll get match funding of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £15,000. This offer will be valid for 4 weeks after the date of notification, if you do not launch your crowdfunding campaign within 4 weeks of notification the offer will be rescinded.
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 unique Supporters based on your target.
You must then continue fundraising to achieve 100% of your funding target and receive the Sport Wales funds.Note – Sport Wales reserves the right to vary these pledge criteria; projects will be notified if their pledge criteria will vary from the stated terms above.
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Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.
You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.
Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.
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 Wales, this free PDF guide can give you all the information and inspiration you need to get started.