Oxfordshire Sports Partnership is not a grant-making body, and generally does not have any funds of its own which are available for clubs or individuals.
However if you need funding related to physical activity or sport there are a number of different options available. Sponsorship, fundraising and applying for grants are some of the possibilities.
We are happy to offer support and advice to help you with your funding application.
For any funding related queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 252726.
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Securing funding can be a major task for clubs. The resources below will help you identify funding sources and make successful applications.
Funding for Sport and Physical Activity Guide - Comprehensive directory of grants available to sports clubs in Oxfordshire updated regularly.
Tips for a Successful Funding Application - Funding applications can take time and it is important that they are completed correctly. Get your application right from the start by following these tips.
UK Sport Get Sponsored Guide - Sponsorship can be a great way to get funding to support teams or individuals but getting it can be hard. This guide gives tips on how to approach getting sponsorship to maximize your chances.
Tax Relief - A Guide to CASC Status - Find out how your club might save money through the tax relief granted by Community Amateur Sports Club Status.
Sport England is committed to the creation of a world-leading community sport system. This means focusing our investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.
The funding programmes are:
- Small Grants
- Community Sport Activation Fund
- Inspired Facilities
Visit the Sport England funding pages to find out more about their funding pots.
Sported is a charity supporting grassroots organisations delivering 'sport for development' that benefits disadvantaged young people. It is a membership organisation but membership is free and applying is straight forward. Sported distributes its own grants but can also support members to access other funding. Members can also apply for help from a sported volunteer mentor to help out with the business side of running their organisation and those organisations with a mentor can apply for grants of up to £10,000.
Sport England, JustGiving, and The Sport and Recreation Alliance have come together to make it easier for clubs to raise money and claim Gift Aid, enabling volunteers to spend more time on sport and less time on administration.
OCVA – Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action
The OCVA Development Team is available to help you with your fundraising and project planning, plus you can sign up to their monthly funding newsletter. Their Resource Centre holds many publications about fundraising e.g. writing a better fundraising application, community fundraising strategies, and corporate fundraising strategies.