For many years funding for sport was a problem and then the Lottery came along. A flood of new sports buildings came on stream and everyone thought that Christmas had come along. This funding was swiftly followed by a second surge of money from the Football Foundation.
At the start of the funding flood it was easy to get funding, and as time went on that became tougher and tougher. Now it seems there is a bit of a drought. Lottery income has dropped from those heady days, and the way the funding is distributed is very different.
Most organisations only make a limited number of applications and are on a steep learning curve and many mistakes are made. We have the experience of making funding for sport applications on a regular basis and understand the process and have been successful in obtaining funds for our clients from £5000 to almost £1 million.
Snowsport England Whole Sport Plan
We worked with SSE to attract £980,000 of funding for the development of snowsports.
This has so far enabled them to appoint two development officers and start to develop a stronger, more robust structure for skiing and snowboarding. They now have plans for encouraging more people to take part in snowsports on a regular basis.
Sports participation amongst the Asian population has traditionally been very low, especially amongst women. We worked with Culturelinks Alliance to obtain almost £100k over 3 years to work with the Asian community in Luton to find new ways of working with them and get them involved in a variety of different sports.