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Where can I get funding support for an Outdoor Gym?

In this blog, we outline some of the funding schemes which are presently available or about to open for 2017

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25th April 2017

There are a range of sources which can be applied to in support of an outdoor gym project and other community-related projects. In this blog, we outline some of the funding schemes which are presently open or about to open. This is not an exhaustive list of all sources. Some of these schemes have very specific requirements and use the links to find out further information.

The Greggs Foundation offers grants to not-for-profit organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities. The deadline for round two applications is 24 June 2017.

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The second round of the Communities and Sports for Change fund is accepting proposals for funding from registered and non-registered organisations in specified areas of the UK.
Comic Relief sees sport and physical activity as a powerful tool for helping bring about social change.
Organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million can apply as long as their project takes place in one of the following locations:
•    England – Kingston upon Hull, Birmingham, Nottingham, Plymouth, and Great Yarmouth.
•    Wales – Blaenau Gwent and Denbighshire.
•    Scotland – Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.
•    Northern Ireland – Derry.

The deadline for proposals is 24 April 2017 (midday)

From the 1st May Tesco are making changes to the Bags of Help scheme. Voting regions will become much smaller so that each store will only get projects from the local town put forward for the customer vote. The type of project that is eligible to apply is also changing to include anything that benefits the local community rather than just outdoor spaces.

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Sport England is investing up to £40 million to help families with children do sport and physical activity together.
Up to £10 million has been allocated for the first round of our Families Fund, which will open 19 May 2017.
They are focusing on families with children aged 5-15, with an emphasis on low-income families and families living in areas of high deprivation. 

Grants of up to £5,000 from the Santander Foundation are available for community projects.
There are no closing dates and entries will be considered by a panel of staff drawn from across the region once every two months.  

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The Veolia Environmental Trust is inviting not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to apply for funding to support environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility.
The next deadline for stage one applications is 25 May 2017 (noon).

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Of course, there are other favourite sources of funding, most notably Awards for All managed by the National Lottery:

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As always, our Funding Experts are here to support you through the process or securing funds for your new outdoor gym equipment FREE OF CHARGE, they have already supported many of our customers to secure up to 100% funds for their projects. For more information, please call us 01483 608860 or complete the form below.


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