Grants

The Grants Panel meets monthly (except August) to consider requests for:

  • – Start up grants,
  • – Grant aid
  • – Bursaries for talented competitors.

Applications for grants are invited from ‘affiliated members’ and need to be submitted to Christine Allsopp (christineallsopp@btinternet.comon the relevant form with supporting documentation by the 15th of each month.

Grant Request Forms are available on our ‘Application Forms’ page

For the year April 2017 to March 2018

Total awarded              £14270

Equipment                   17

Bursaries                     15

Coaching Courses        12

TOTAL                         44 GRANTS

For the year April 2016 to March 2017
For the year April 2015 to March 2016
For the year April 2014 to March 2015

SPORT MILTON KEYNES – GRANT CRITERIA

The following is a guide to the criteria the Grants Panel use to consider applications.  Each application is considered on its individual merits and contribution to the sporting community.

  • Club must have been affiliated to Sport Milton Keynes for at least 3 months prior to application. This does not apply to start-up grants. The Affiliation Fee is £30 p.a. for the year from 1st April to 31st March.
  • Grant or Bursary applications must be from an affiliated non-profitable club or after school club. Grants may be either to a Club or a Bursary to a talented individual.
  • In order to be considered by the Grants Panel applications must be completed on the appropriate Sport Milton Keynes application form supported by the appropriate documentary evidence. These are available from the Sport Milton Keynes website at https://sportmk.co.uk/. They should be sent by e-mail only. Type written applications will only be accepted at the discretion of the Grants Panel. No handwritten applications, please!  If you require support in completing an application or if you don’t have access to the internet please contact one of the committee for assistance.
  • Each grant application is assessed monthly by the Grants Panel and agreed by the Executive Committee. They may wish to contact the club to help them in reaching their decision.  Information on the Executive Committee members is available from the Sport Milton Keynes website.

Applications are considered for the following:

  • Start-up Grants – £500 (maximum).
  • Recognised Coaching courses – at the discretion of the Committee.
  • Initiatives benefiting the community (e.g. First Aid, Child Protection, Leadership Courses.)
  • Equipment, excluding clothing costs and rent, up to a maximum of £500. A breakdown of costs will need to be itemised on the Grant Application form.
  • Bursaries for talented individuals – maximum of £300. This must be applied for and supported by a senior club official. The Bursary will be paid directly to the club, who will then pass this on to the individual.

Normally a maximum of two Grants and two Bursaries will be awarded to an Affiliated Club in any one year. All Grant applications (not Bursaries) must, as a minimum, be matched by at least a 25% contribution from the Club.  The Grants Panel has authority to vary this in exceptional circumstances.

In the event of an application being rejected for any reason, the member will be notified and where possible, alternative sources of funding will be suggested. A copy of the Club’s Constitution may be requested and this should include an equal opportunities policy.

It is a condition of the Grant and/or Bursary that the recipient will be asked to provide either receipts or feed back on performance associated with the Grant. An ‘End of Grant’ Feedback Form should be completed and returned to Sport Milton Keynes. Grants to an Affiliated Club for the same project or to an individual may not necessarily be repeated each year.

Should the Club cease to exist within twelve months this must be communicated as soon as possible to Sport MK and any money not used for the stated purposes of the grant should be returned.  If the grant has been used for equipment then the club together with Sport MK will seek to re-distribute this within the local sporting community. 

SPORT MILTON KEYNES GRANT PANEL

Application Assessment
Name of Club___________________________________________________________________________
Date…………………………………………………………………………………………
Sport Milton Keynes Ref……………..
We assess and score each Application based upon several criteria. The areas we look at are-
Membership
The Affiliation Fee of the member is paid to date.
At least 25% of the project cost has already been raised.
The member has not received a Grant/Bursary in the current Sport MK year.
Need and Demand
The member has provided evidence that there is a real need for the project.
The project has a clearly defined purpose.
For requests to purchase equipment, it is clear why these are necessary.
 
Ability
There is a good track record of managing accounts, grants and projects
 
Delivery
The member is well placed to carry out the project.
The member possesses the skill to ensure that it is delivered effectively.
Benefits
The project will bring long term benefits both to the club and its members.
The project is ‘good value for money’.
Innovation
The project is an innovative development for sport in Milton Keynes.
 
Comments……………………………………………………………………………………………
 
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Grant Panel Member………………………………………………….

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