Calls for Action
The initial round of funding requests is now closed.
Further information on future rounds will be made available in
The Calls for Action programme has been specifically developed
to achieve the outcomes within the Community
Sport Strategy, including growing participation particularly
among under-represented groups.
Applications should focus on the key priorities and reference
how the proposal will support delivery of the strategy.
Amount of funding
We will be looking to make awards of between £50,000 and
£150,000 and this can be used in support of both capital and
revenue elements of a project.
The funding can be spread over a maximum of 3 years. The aim is
that the project will become self-sustainable by the end of the
funding period and applications will need to reference how this
will be achieved.
It is not expected that the 'Calls for Action' funding will be
the only funding put into the project adding to the drive to
encourage collaboration and partnership working.
Who can apply?
We want this to be a grant that not only attracts our
traditional partners, but also encourages new thinking and
partnerships to be developed. To this end we would consider
proposals from any organisation that seeks to deliver a step change
in participation among the Welsh population. Applications will be
considered on what they will deliver.
There will need to be a lead organisation for each application.
Lead organisations will have to demonstrate that:
- they hold a bank account;
- they comply with our normal Terms and Conditions and financial
- sound governance procedures are in place to ensure the
sustainability and financial credibility of the project in the long
What can be funded?
Our priority for this grant is clear - to make a significant
impact against the Community Sport Strategy and this
should be the overarching theme of any application.
Funding can be provided to support those elements deemed
necessary to deliver a successful and significant project. This can
include capital and / or revenue costs and applicants will be
expected to provide full details of the projects forecasted income
and expenditure including any other partnership funding.
Applications will be measured on the potential impact made upon
the identified priority areas. In order to stimulate ideas and
encourage innovation, we have chosen not to provide an exhaustive
list of what can or cannot be funded.
The priority is to understand what projects are seeking to
deliver in the first instance. There will be some basic principles
which apply to our existing investment programmes, but "what
can be funded?" will largely depend on "what can be delivered?" and
how this will create a long term lasting impact.
You can find out more about the Calls for Action grant by
checking out these handy Frequently
How to apply?
Stage 1 is to fill out an initial outline proposal form. Those
applicants that we believe best meet the criteria and our
priorities will be invited to draw up a more detailed business plan
for further consideration.
To make it easier for you, we have produced some FAQ's and a
which will provide you with further guidance regarding whether
applying for a Calls for Action grant is appropriate, or whether
one of our traditional funding stream is better suited.
Please submit your initial outline proposal form no later than
31st October 2012 to either email@example.com
or post to: Grants Department, Sport Wales, Sophia Gardens,
Cardiff, CF11 9SW.