YCDO WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LOTTERY APPLICATIONS
The Community Projects Capital Fund may give priority to projects that:
Benefit young people
Serve areas of high socio-economic deprivation or encourage participation by sections of the community that are under-represented in sport, for example women and girls, BEM, disabled people
Adopt a partnership approach, fully including all appropriate organisations, individuals and sports networks, including, for example, schools
Are rooted in a sound sports development plan i.e. Cricket Development Plan
Have already been prioritised within a strategic plan, or for example that of a national governing body of sport (such as ECB or more locally, the Yorkshire Cricket Board) or within the sports strategy of a local authority.
Value for Money
The Community Projects Capital Fund is obviously under considerable pressure, its funds being insufficient to meet the many applications it receives. For this reason, your application should demonstrate good value for money, by balancing the amount of money you ask of the fund against the sports development outputs and outcomes you will realistically be able to deliver as a direct result of any award that may be made to your club.
Consider where and how you are going to raise the money needed to put into your project to match fund the proposed award at the earliest opportunity. Be realistic in your expectations and check that your information is accurate.
Sports development must be central to your project and you should clearly demonstrate how you would increase participation in cricket (players, officials and administrators) and in particular, for key target groups such as young people, women and girls, BEM, and people with a disability. The YCB Club Development Pathways should help you with this. The Yorkshire Regional Training Unit also offers “Running Sport” workshops and these can be tailored to your needs. Ring 0113-283-1763 for more information.
Detailed design drawings are not required at stage one. However, you may find it useful to refer to the guidance notes “Pavilions and Clubhouses” whilst developing your project.
In developing any lottery applications, it is advisable that you contact and work closely with:
Sport England (Development Managers)
Local Authority Managers/Sports Development Officers/Community Development Officers
Local Education Authority
The YCB Fact File - National Lottery Applications
This new process commenced during October 1999
Up to 65% Lottery Funding
Up to 90% Lottery Funding within the Priority Areas Initiative (PAI) – check with Sport England (SE) or the YCB for more information on these PAIs.
At least £5,000 capital cost
How much is the project worth? How much are we putting in? How much do we want from the Lottery?
Partnership funding required – cash (not “in kind”). Early planning is essential
Capital Projects (e.g. New facilities, up graded facilities, major equipment, land purchase)
Revenue Projects such as Awards for All and Active Communities Development Fund (e.g. coach education, small equipment, coaching schemes, club/school link schemes, promotional activities aimed at attracting people from target groups into cricket)
Phase 1 and the “Intent Form”
Ring National Help Line for pack (08457-649649)
Fill in and send Intent Form back to Sport England in London
Outline development plans needed
Potential of Project
Registration reply from Sport England within 4 weeks with support and contacts and possible meeting with Sport England
Contact YCDO for advice on your Club Development Plan
Contact your Local Authority (LA) – e.g. Amenities, Recreation, Education etc
Fill in application form for phase 1 including “Making your Case”
Outline planning permission (no great detail)
Indicative costings/estimates only
No detailed business plan is needed at this stage, but you must submit what deficit/surplus would be expected after 1 year with a concentration on the potential of the project
You must cover target groups: young people, women, disabled, black and ethnic
minorities, socially and economically deprived as outlined by ECB, YCB and Sport England
You need to fit YCB/ECB Development Plans/National Sports Strategy
Consultation Forms to be sent to ECB
The YCDO needs to meet the applicant to complete ECB form and send report form back to ECB
ECB report/reply back to Lottery through consultation form
Sport England to meet applicants if necessary. (YCDOs and LAs could also be involved)
Sport England will prioritise
Decisions then made at national level through Case Officers to National Awards Panel within 16 weeks.
Completed forms and agreed Action Plan. Action Team formed. (e.g. Applicant, Local Authority Sports Development Officer, YCDO, SE Reg. Staff)
Outline of project brief
Partnership funding (match funding crucial… no insurance money!)
Development/Business Plan and timetable agreed with Sport England
On going assessment
Local development plans/Sport specific development plans
Match funding crucial. The Foundation for Sport and the Arts could be used (although they have to be told); Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Recommendations to the National Panel. Timescale will vary according to complexity of scheme
Rejection will be explained and applicant referred to other grant bodies where appropriate
Please consult your local YCDO for advice
YCB Fact File - Awards for All Applications
What is A4A?
National Lottery small grants scheme to fund projects that help local communities enjoy sports, arts, and heritage.
Simple, quick and straight forward process
Applications can be submitted at any time
Decision within 12 weeks of application
Money must be spent within 12 months of the award. so you need to know exactly what you want.
Applications can come from Cricket Clubs, voluntary groups/organisations that have a constitution and annual accounts. Schools can apply but are encouraged to link to out of hours or sports clubs
Clubs with income of less than £15,000 will be given priority
Clubs with income over £15,000 can apply but must demonstrate a clear financial need.
All clubs are eligible, but priority will be given to clubs in deprived areas who are seeking to develop programmes for young people.
Minimum Grant £500……………Maximum grant £5,000
No direct financial partnership funding required
Contributions “in kind” must be demonstrated
Extend access and increase participation
Support community activity
Increase skills and creativity
Improve quality of life
Making a difference
Long term benefits
A good application will show an understanding of sports development. Sports Development is about building a project that can grow and act as a catalyst. A forward thinking application will look to building networks of people and places so that it can be sustained and attract further interest.
High Priority - new clubs
Existing clubs without development plans/schemes could be low priority.
Therefore please produce a development plan – your local YCDO could help with this. He will not write it for you but will offer a template to which to work.
Non-Turf-Pitches on the square and for practice areas with netting are now on stream. However this must be part of a development programme designed for the target groups given below
What sort of things can be funded?
Team kit - Only for new teams
Sports Equipment – Only as part of a development scheme/plan aimed at the target groups
Coaching/training sessions (e.g. payment of facility etc)
ACUS Courses/IOG Courses and other relevant training courses
Start up costs
Mowers, rollers, nets, non-turf pitch
Activity programmes – Festivals, Holiday Courses, Kwil Cricket and Proficiency Awards
Small capital projects – these can be funded where planning permission is not required and the direct benefit to development of priority groups can be clearly demonstrated.
What won’t be Funded?
General running costs for a current activity
Council Tax and utilities
Personal Kit and equipment
Activities promoting religious beliefs
Second hand vehicles
Foreign trips and retrospective funding
Grounds maintenance equipment
Women and Girls ………….starting a section
Socially and economically deprived
Black, Asian and other Ethnic Minorities
Disabled including children with Learning Difficulties
Are you in the Running?
Name of Group
How would you best describe your group and what it does?
What is your group’s project or idea for a project?
How does it involve people from priority groups?
If it doesn’t, how could it be adapted to increase their involvement?
If known, list the specific items needing funding and estimate cost
Are we eligible?
Does our project involve priority groups?
Are the items we need likely to be funded?
Are they within the £5,000 limit?
Have we allowed at least 3 months between receiving the expected funding and starting the project?
Well….Are you still in the Running?
Does our project support community activity?
In what ways will your project benefit the local community ?
Does our project extend access and participation?
How will your project provide more opportunities for people to get involved ?
Does our project increase skills and creativity?.
Eg. Will your project improve the performance of those participating or will the grant pay for training to help those instructing ?
Does our project improve quality of life?
How will your project give more opportunities to people with disabilities or improve the quality of life of others involved ?
Does our project aid cricket development?
A MUST !!! But is it in line with the YCB Development plan ?
The Waiting Game
All decisions are final from Sport England
Once Awards for All has been paid a grant it is not committed to giving any more funding for the project.
Government Policy and rules on distributing lottery funds can change. A4A may alter its policies, processes and assessment criteria.
A4A may ask for more information about your project or group if required.
Call … 0845 600 2040 for an application form
Please also refer to the ECB Publications “Developing your Club – sources of Grant Aid and Cricket Funding for a Cricket Club” and “Marketing your Club”
Second only to football, cricket to date has received 458 successful awards totalling £1,439,934. In this total, 42 awards have gone to Yorkshire totalling £133,213.
However the rejections are double the national awards given and treble the regional awards.