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Sport Wales and Crowdfunder partnership – apply for up to 15k match funding

February 16th 2022
Vicky Sartain

Discover how your club can benefit from match funding available for facility improvements through Sport Wales and Crowdfunder.

Sport Wales has partnered with Crowdfunder to support community clubs and activities to raise money for facility improvements. Clubs in Wales: you could get up to £15,000 to improve your community sports facility. This Crowdfunder pilot scheme, ‘A Place for Sport’, will run until April 2022, so don’t delay in applying.

Crowdfunder is a way of raising money for good causes and ideas, while also helping your club or project to connect with your community. On Crowdfunder’s website, people pledge money to support the cause or idea. In return, the person donating money can also get a reward, which can be a product, benefit, or service.

Any not-for-profit clubs, voluntary or community-based organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or physical activity in Wales will be eligible for ‘A Place for Sport’ support.

The scheme is for not-for-profit clubs and community groups looking to raise money for *off-field improvements. For example:

  • Changing rooms
  • Clubhouse renovations
  • Improved kitchen facilities
  • Bike racks and storage
  • Lifts and ramps for better disability access
  • Solar panels
  • Generators
  • Boilers
  • New fencing

 

Apply today!

Clubs and organisations should set up a page on the Crowdfunder website, which asks people to pledge money to the cause or idea, therefore benefiting the local community.

Crowdfunder provides support and advice, including a coach to guide you through the process where appropriate. Your Crowdfunder project is assessed by Sport Wales, who can decide what level of match-funding you’ll be eligible for based on the information you’ve provided.

If the Crowdfunder page has reached certain criteria, Sport Wales will match fund between 30% and 50% of the total, up to a maximum of £15,000 match-funding. The percentage Sport Wales will match fund (30% – 50%) is determined based on a project’s potential to tackle inequalities.

Apply now for A Place for Sport funding.

* For ‘on-field’ participation improvements in Wales, check out the Be Active Wales Fund here.

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