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Sport Relief Community Cash Grant Programme



Sport Relief Community Cash Grant Programme 

We believe that local people know what is needed in their community and are best placed to make any changes. Having lots of activities happening in area brings vibrancy to a local community which can make it a better place to live.

We are also aware that many people are undertaking great work in their area but often struggle to get the support they need. We therefore want to support community groups undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills and increases their sense of achievement.

Who can apply?

Throckley Community hall was awarded a grant from Community Cash last year for aerobics for older women.

The Sport Relief Community Cash 2014 programme is open to groups which have never applied for funding before, as well as groups which have previously received a Comic Relief grant through the Foundation.

We are particularly keen to ensure we reach groups of people who often miss out. As such we accept applications from the voluntary and community sector


- constituted voluntary and community groups
- charities
- social enterprises
- co-operatives
- faith organisations
- community interest companies

Applicants should:

- Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area
- Be small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 run by local
- People
- Have limited access to other sources of income

Groups which have been established for less than 12 months, are eligible to apply.

Please note that we cannot consider applications from applicants with outstanding Comic Relief feedback from previous awards. If in doubt, please check with us that this does not apply to your organisation.

What type of projects can be funded?

Awards of between £500 – £1,000 are available for projects of one year’s duration.

We are particularly interested in those key areas of work identified by Comic Relief that best match our local Vital Signs priorities:

- Building skills and improving access to employment
- Healthy lifestyles
- Disadvantaged groups and less well supported causes

For further details visit:

Examples of the type of activities we will fund include:

- Parent and Toddler Groups
- Dad and lads group
- Equipment and material for sports groups
- Community festivals
- Cross generational work
- Sport tournaments / competition costs
- Lunch Clubs
- Running costs for self help groups
- Committee and volunteer/staff training
- Hire of sports facilities

What we will not fund

Grants will not be made:

- To individuals;
- To statutory organisations including schools;
- To fund trips abroad;
- To fund buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (not including transport costs forming part of a project);
- To fund building costs, including access adaptations to buildings.

How to apply

Sport Relief Community Cash 2014 is open for applications from 21 January 2014. The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 March 2014.

You must apply online using the Sport Relief Community Cash 2014 application form. Click here to access our online application form. We are unable to provide paper applications materials for this programme. Your online application must be submitted together with all supporting information by the above deadline. We are unable to consider late or incomplete applications.

If you have previously received a Comic Relief grant through the Community Foundation you must return any outstanding feedback prior to submitting your application. We will be unable to consider applications where our records indicate that there is outstanding feedback, so if in doubt please check.

Eligible applications will be considered by a grants panel and applicants notified of its decisions the week beginning 28 April 2014


Funded by Sport Relief, an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity no: 326568 (England and Wales), SCO39730 (Scotland).


  • Geographical area: Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
  • Last updated: 24/02/2014 at 12:15 pm


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