Brent

The latest LB Brent grants round is now open for applications. 

We currently run two grant programmes in LB Brent:

1. Community awards (up to £2,500) – ideal for local clubs and groups. Apply here.

2. Strategic awards (likely to be up to £25,000) – for larger organisations and major capital projects. The application form can be found here.

It is advisable to contact the office to discuss a strategic award request before you complete our application form.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 1st December at 5pm.

 

You will also need to send us:

• Your rules or constitution

• Your latest end of year accounts

• A forecast of your income and expenditure for this financial year

• Evidence of the cost of any purchase or expenditure you are requesting

These can either be attached electronically, emailed separately or sent to us in hard copy.

If you have any queries, please first check our frequently asked questions page. If you are still unclear then contact us on T. 020 7332 1055 or E. info@wnst.org.uk

LB Brent Capital Grants Programme 2017

OUR ONE-OFF LB BRENT CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS. 

You can make one application for a grant of up to £10,000, with the funds to be spent on capital works to sports premises or towards the purchase of larger capital items. Your organisation must either be based in LB Brent or currently providing sports activities there.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 1st December at 5pm.

To complete our on-line application form click here

You will also need to send us:

 

• Your rules or constitution

• Your latest end of year accounts

• A forecast of your income and expenditure for this financial year

• Evidence of the cost of any purchase or expenditure you are requesting

 

These can be attached electronically, emailed separately or sent to us in hard copy.

If you have any queries, please first check our frequently asked questions page. If you are still unclear then contact us on T. 020 7332 1055 or E. info@wnst.org.uk


FAQs

Brent

1. Who can apply?

WNST can fund:

• LB Brent (the local authority)
• Schools, colleges and other educational establishments in LB Brent
• Registered charities
• Community amateur sports clubs
• Community interest companies
• Social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations
• Community sports clubs and groups, constituted as not-for-profit

Your organisation must either be based in LB Brent or currently providing services for people living in LB Brent.

Organisations that have previously received a grant from WNST are eligible to apply, so long as they have submitted the monitoring form at the end of their grant period. If you have not yet been sent the form then you are not yet eligible.

 

2. Our club/organisation is not a registered group can we still apply?

Yes, however if you are not a registered charity/CASC/CIC nor registered with your sport’s governing body, you will need to provide details of someone who can give a reference for your work. They must be independent of your organisation (ie. not a member, service user or relative) and be able to talk to us about what you do. This might be a local councillor, local authority officer, sports official or someone from a recognised body such as the local CVS. The person you name must have given their permission.

 

3. I am an individual providing sports coaching or training. Can I apply?

Sorry no, we do not fund individuals. We can only give grants to organisations.

 

4. I am an individual who wants to undertake training to achieve a coaching qualification. Can I apply?

Sorry no, we do not fund individuals. We can only give grants to organisations.

 

5. What type of grants do you give?

We can award grants either for capital (eg. Buildings, equipment) or revenue (eg. Running costs, salaries, training)

 

6. How much can we ask for?

For a Community Award, the maximum grant will be £2,500. For a Strategic Award, there is no minimum or maximum grant. However, please note that funds for these awards are limited and grants are unlikely to be above £25,000.

We are also unlikely to make Strategic Awards to smaller, local groups and clubs, with a limited number of beneficiaries.

 

7. Does WNST require match funding?

No. However, our funds are always limited and we may not be able to fund larger projects in full. We may therefore be interested in being part of a funding package or developing partnerships with other funders.

 

8. How do we apply?

You must complete one of our on-line application forms – see How to Apply. Be sure to attach or send us everything we require to process your application.

 

9. Do you have application deadlines?

Yes – each grants round s open for the submission of applications for a fixed period. This will be clearly stated on this website.

Applications outside of the stated periods cannot be accepted.

 

10. Can we make multiple applications?

No, we can only accept one application from any club/organisation in any grants round. In a very limited number of cases, we will contact separately any organisation where we might consider a second or further application.

 

11. Do you fund national or London-wide charities?

Yes, but we can only currently consider requests to support organisations already working in LB Brent and we may also choose to give priority to locally – based providers.

 

12. Do you fund churches, mosques or other faith groups?

Yes, but only for wider community-based work delivering sports programmes. We cannot fund work which aims to promote religion.

 

13. Are grants awarded on an “all or nothing” basis?

No, we will always make a judgement on the amount you are asking us for. As part of your application we ask you to send us evidence for the cost, so that we can assess your request properly.

 

14. What evidence of costs do you require?

Please provide us with a written quotation, copy of a catalogue/brochure, website reference or something similar to confirm the cost of any equipment, training course etc. for which you are seeking funds. However, remember that some suppliers may be offering deals or discounts that are only available for a limited period. WNST cannot guarantee to cover any changes in price.

 

15. Do you fund retrospectively?

No, we cannot fund the costs of any work you have already undertaken, any equipment already purchased or courses already attended.

Please remember that there will always be a gap between the time you apply and when we advise you of our decision (we will let you know when this will be)

 

16. If I apply, does this mean I will get funding?

Unfortunately not, we expect every grants round to be over – subscribed. However, we will help as many groups as we can. Remember there will be more grants rounds every year.

 

17. My application was rejected, when can I re-apply?

You can apply again in any subsequent grants round. Please get in touch if you would like feedback on any rejected application.

 

18. I already have a grant from you, when can I reapply?

You will need to have reported back to us on your current grant before you can apply again. For one-off items of expenditure this will usually be around six months after the grant was made. For longer projects, we will agree a timetable with you.

 

19. We were awarded a grant, what report back will you want?

We will not expect long or complex reports. But we will need to know that the grant has been spent properly and also want to hear how our award has helped your club.

• We will want evidence that the funds were spent only on the purpose for which they were awarded. We reserve the right to seek repayment of all or part of any grant which has been mis-spent or mis-applied.
• We will want to know how many people have benefitted from the grant.
• We will want to know what difference the grant has made. For example, how has it improved your service, what are you doing better or differently, what you have achieved.

 

20. Do you visit applicants?

We are unlikely to want to visit applicants requesting a Community Award, but may be in contact to clarify points on your application (or to speak to your reference provider, if appropriate.)

We might want to meet with applicants for Strategic Awards and will arrange a mutually convenient time with you.

We do though reserve the right to call by on any applicant or grant holder at any reasonable time.

 

21. Do you fund schools?

Yes, but we cannot fund work that is part of the core PE curriculum. Out-of-school hours or lunchtime clubs etc are acceptable.

You will also need to explain how the activities in your proposal are different from or additional to those being funded through your school’s PE Sports grant.

If you are looking to engage with an external coach / trainer, please tell us who.

 

22. Will you fund trips abroad?

No, trips abroad are ineligible for consideration.

 

23. Can you fund the costs of purchasing a vehicle?

No, these would not normally be eligible. We could only consider such a request where there is a very high level of use of a vehicle, specifically for sporting purposes. Please call the office to discuss any vehicle application before submitting it.

 

24. Do you support fundraising events where these have a sporting aspect (e.g. sponsored walk or run)?

No, we can only fund the costs of direct sports provision.

LB Brent Capital Grants Programme 2017

  1. WHO CAN APPLY?

 

WNST can fund:

 

• Schools, colleges and other educational establishments in the London Borough of Brent

• Registered charities

• Community amateur sports clubs

• Community interest companies

• Community groups, Social enterprises, tenants’ & residents’ groups

• Community sports clubs and groups, constituted as not-for-profit

 

Your organisation must either be based in LB Brent or currently providing services for people living in LB Brent.

 

  1. OUR CLUB/ORGANISATION IS NOT A REGISTERED GROUP; CAN WE STILL APPLY?

 

Yes, however if you are not a registered charity/CASC/CIC nor registered with your sport’s governing body, you will need to provide details of someone who can give a reference for your work. They must be independent of your organisation (ie. not a member, service user or relative) and be able to talk to us about what you do. This might be a local councillor, local authority officer, sports official or someone from a recognised body in the borough. The person you name must have given their permission.

 

  1. DO YOU FUND INDIVIDUALS?

 

No, we can only fund properly constituted organisations. We cannot fund an individual to deliver sports activities or to support the development of an individual sportsman or sportswoman.

 

  1. WHAT SPORTS DO YOU FUND?

 

We can fund any sporting activity that is recognised by Sport England. This is a very comprehensive list and can be found here: https://www.sportengland.org/our-work/national-governing-bodies/sports-that-we-recognise/

 

  1. WHAT TYPE OF GRANTS DO YOU GIVE?

 

This scheme is aimed at providing funds for capital works or towards the purchase of larger items to support the delivery of local sports activities. Grants will not be awarded from this one-off programme for general running costs, such as pitch hire, coaching or training delivery. These can be applied for on our regular community and strategic grants programmes.

 

  1. HOW MUCH CAN WE ASK FOR?

 

The maximum grant is expected to be £10,000.

 

  1. DOES WNST REQUIRE MATCH FUNDING?

 

No. However, our funds are always limited and we may not be able to fund requests in full. We can consider applications to part fund projects, with additional funds coming from elsewhere.  We are however unlikely to make what might be seen as a relatively small contribution to a large, expensive project.

 

  1. HOW DO WE APPLY?

 

You must complete our online application form –

see http://www.wnst.org.uk/how-to-apply/ . Be sure to attach or send us everything we require to process your application.

 

  1. DO YOU HAVE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE?

 

Yes – the programme will be open for applications from Monday 23rd October until Friday 1st December (5pm).  Decisions on all applications will be made at the end of January 2018.

 

This is a one-off programme funded from revenues generated by Tottenham Hotspur’s tenancy at Wembley Stadium during the 2017/18 season.

 

  1. CAN WE MAKE MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS?

 

No, we can only accept one application from any club/organisation to this programme, although you can also apply to our regular community or strategic grants round at the same time.

 

  1. DO YOU FUND NATIONAL OR LONDON-WIDE CHARITIES?

 

Yes, but we can only currently consider requests to support organisations already working in LB Brent and we may also choose to give priority to locally – based providers.

 

  1. DO YOU FUND CHURCHES, MOSQUES OR OTHER FAITH GROUPS?

 

Yes, but only for wider community-based work delivering sports programmes. We cannot fund work which aims to promote religion.

 

  1. ARE GRANTS AWARDED ON AN “ALL OR NOTHING” BASIS?

 

No, we will always make a judgement on the amount you are asking us for. As part of your application we ask you to send us evidence for the cost, so that we can assess your request properly.

 

  1. WHAT EVIDENCE OF COSTS DO YOU REQUIRE?

 

Please provide us with a written quotation, copy of a catalogue/brochure, website reference or something similar to confirm the cost of any kit equipment etc. for which you are seeking funds.

 

  1. DO YOU FUND RETROSPECTIVELY?

 

No, we cannot fund the costs of any items already purchased or ordered, or works undertaken, before the WNST trustees consider applications at the end of January 2018.

 

  1. IF I APPLY, DOES THIS MEAN I WILL GET FUNDING?

 

Unfortunately not. It is likely that the grants round will be over–subscribed. However, we will help as many groups as we can.

 

  1. CAN I APPLY TO THE REGULAR BRENT GRANTS ROUND AS WELL?

 

Yes, this one-off programme is entirely separate from our regular community and strategic awards programmes. So you can apply to both.

 

  1. IF WE WERE AWARDED A GRANT, WHAT REPORT BACK WILL YOU WANT?

 

We will not expect long or complex reports. Later in 2018, we will ask to you to confirm that you spent the grant as you said you would. A copy of the receipt for items purchased or work undertaken will be do this.

 

We will also be interested to know how many people benefitted from the grant and what difference it has made to your organisation.

 

Please note that we reserve the right to seek repayment of all or part of any grant which has been mis-spent.

 

  1. DO YOU VISIT APPLICANTS?

 

We are unlikely to want to visit applicants, but may be in contact to clarify points on your application (or to speak to your reference provider, if appropriate.)

 

We might though visit grant recipients later in the year to see how our money has been spent. It’s always good to see the work in action.  (We do though reserve the right to visit any grant holder at any time if we have concerns about the use of our funds).

 

  1. DO YOU FUND SCHOOLS?

 

Yes, but we cannot fund work that is part of the core PE curriculum. So any equipment would need to be for out-of-school hours or lunchtime clubs etc. We would also be unlikely to fund capital alterations to a school that should rightly be the responsibility of the school authorities.

 

You will also need to explain how the expenditure in your proposal is different from or additional to those being funded through your school’s PE Sports grant.

 

  1. CAN YOU FUND TOWARDS THE COSTS OF PURCHASING A VEHICLE, OTHER LARGE CAPITAL ITEM OR SIGNIFICANT WORKS PROJECT?

 

The maximum grant on this programme is £10,000 and we will consider part funding a larger purchase or work project. Vehicles are not excluded from consideration but must be used exclusively for sports purposes and have very regular use.  We are unlikely to support the costs of a cheaper second-hand vehicle.