Cash 4 Clubs (UK)
Sports club that are registered with their sport’s National Governing Body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs
grants scheme. Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club. In 2008 over £30,000 was given out in grants to 30 community sports clubs across the UK.
There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000. Previous grants have been awarded to the Southampton Canoe club which received a grant of £1,000 towards purchasing junior paddles and safety equipment; the Rugby Sea Cadets which received a grant of £1,000 to maintain and replace safety equipment; and Ipswich Basketball which received a grant of £1,000 to initiate a new women’s team aimed at the 16+ league.
Applications can be submitted at any time and grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.
Community Amateur Sports Club
Deloitte figures show 5,424 clubs are now registered as Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC). These clubs, partly through mandatory rate relief and the ability to claim Gift Aid on voluntary donations, have benefitted from an estimated £60.9 million in savings since 2002.
Sports clubs play a valuable role in their communities. The CASC scheme recognises this important role by distinguishing between clubs and businesses for rates and tax purposes, ensuring money is kept in sports clubs.
Both property and non-property owning clubs can significantly benefit from the scheme.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids
Registration for Active Kids 2012 opened 15th February. You can collect 1 Active Kids voucher for every £10 spent instore, at petrol stations or when you buy groceries online (£5 in Locals). Nectar points can be turned into vouchers too. See the Active Kids website sainsburys.co.uk/activekids for more details.
If you haven’t already registered, there has never been a better time – just remember, that you need to have a current Clubmark accreditation to be able to register.
If your club is already registered for Active Kids, there is no need to re-register. You will automatically receive your welcome pack full of everything you need to make Active Kids 2012 even better than last year – including:
- Active Kids 2012 catalogue. There are loads of exciting NEW products this year so make sure you take a look.
- Voucher collection box. Make sure everyone can see this so that you get as many vouchers as possible.
Click for more information or call to 0844 415 8440 to find out more and for details on how to register your club.