Do you have a project idea? Looking for funding? Then the Sport England This Girl Can Community Fund could be for you.
The fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barrier some women face in getting active.
Projects could need just a few hundred pounds to larger project nearer £10,000 so there are some great possibilities.
Orienteering clubs are ideally placed to take advantage of this fund to bring in valuable funds in support of important projects. Project ideas could include:
Organising a series of orienteering themed walks for new mums.
Running a series of evening or weekend activities which helps train women in the skills of orienteering as well as getting the benefit of physical activity.
Providing specialist coaching sessions for 16+ girls who sit outside the elite and regional squads framework.
Introducing a series of short evening score events for women that link into women networks in your area.
Providing an orienteering activity specifically to encourage women to try orienteering and then linking to an existing summer event series you / your club has planned.
These are just some ideas and suggestions of how you could get involved. This is an excellent opportunity which could really help you get that idea you’ve been thinking of for a while now off the ground.
There is a short Sport England Project Form which initially needs to be completed explaining your idea. Once this form has been submitted Sport England funding advisers will be in touch with you within 8 weeks. If your idea is successful then you will be asked to complete a full application form with more details.
British Orienteering’s Development Team are available to help and talk to clubs about their project ideas and wanting to submit a bid, as well as providing support and assistance when your initial idea has been approved.
The potential for your project idea could be great!
Please note: that the deadline for submissions is: 25 February 2020.
For further details and to complete the initial form, follow this link: https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/community-fund/