Cash4Clubs is a grant programme set up in 2008 to support local sports clubs. Over the last 15 years, it has distributed £800,000 plus an additional £4.2million through the ClubsInCrisis campaign during the Coronavirus pandemic. The programme has had an astounding impact through sport on thousands of people across the UK and Ireland.
Sported is helping Cash4Clubs to deliver their latest round of funding, offering grants of £2,000 (€2000) to community and voluntary sports groups across the UK and Ireland, delivering activities for a social purpose to under-represented communities.
The cost of living crisis has put enormous pressure on community sports groups. The ramifications of these clubs scaling back activities or closing their doors would be devastating to communities.
This programme offers community groups the opportunity to access unrestricted funding to boost their sustainability and get more people playing, contributing to ongoing running costs such as facility hire, equipment, kit, coaching and volunteer expenses.
Who can apply?
Cash4Clubs is funded by Flutter UK & Ireland, part of Flutter Entertainment, the global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider. For this reason, applications must include activities for adult members (18+), in order to be eligible.
Sported are welcoming applications from not-for-profit organisations, including charities, community groups and traditional sports clubs. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be either registered charities, community interest companies or clubs with a structured governance and constitution.
Applicants must demonstrate that they are using sport for social purposes, e.g. targeting communities facing disadvantage, engaging people from under-represented groups, or addressing local issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour.
To check you are eligible and make sure you have all the information you need to apply, please read the frequently asked questions listed on Sported's website.