Calls for Action
How to apply for investment in your
Apply by 20th June 2014
So you think you can bring a bold new
approach to giving more people the opportunity to take part in
Well, you're in the right place, so read
We believe that everyone in Wales should enjoy the positive
benefits that regular participation in sport brings, regardless of
background and circumstances.
2014 is seen as an unmissable opportunity to inspire our nation
to take part in more sport and lead a more active and healthy
To mark Commonwealth Games year, Sport Wales has launched £3m of
investment into community sport across Wales to tackle known gaps
in participation amongst women and girls, the BME community,
disabled people and those living in poorer parts of the
£1.5million of National Lottery funding available through the
Calls4Action project will be invested into addressing the barriers
currently preventing young women and girls from participating in
sport. A further £1.5million will look to tackle inequalities
around areas of poverty, disability and BME communities.
What are we looking
You could share the £3m we're looking to invest in Wales.
We want bold, new approaches. We've made our application
process easier and you don't necessarily need to be a sporting
expert because we want to provide assistance to individuals and
organisations bringing fresh ideas and ways of getting more people
involved in sport.
Calls4Action investment is open to those who can generate
positive action to address the issues of inequality within sport
and give everyone the chance to enjoy the benefits of sport.
We want this to be an investment that encourages new thinking
and partnerships to be developed.
We would consider proposals from any organisation that can
deliver a project that will have a positive impact on our target
There will need to be a lead organisation for each
application. Schools cannot be a lead organisation, however
they can be a partner in a project. 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 will we invest
'Positive Action' is the
Investment will be given to support those elements deemed
necessary to deliver a successful and significant project. This can
include capital (facilities and infrastructure) and/or revenue
(setup, staffing or equipment) costs.
The good news is we don't need all these figures in the first
instance, but we want your ideas (see more information below)
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 aim to deliver.
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.
How much can I apply
The minimum grant request should be £25,000 and there is no
maximum award level.
Don't be put off if your project needs less than £25,000. We
have other grants and funding streams and you can find more
information on our funding pages.
The aim is that any project will become self-sustainable by the
end of the funding period.
We would also expect to see that Calls4Action funding is not the
only investment made into the project, which we hope will add to
the drive of encouraging collaboration and partnership
What do I do
We want your ideas by 20th
All potential applicants must first contact Sport Wales to
request an 'Outline Proposal Form'. This can be done via
telephone 02920 338246 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This way we can give you some advice and talk you through what
we're looking for.
The Outline Proposal Form will ask some basic questions and give
you the chance to include a short summary of your idea.
All outline proposals must be received by Sport Wales by 20th June 2014.
Those applications that we believe best meet the criteria and
our priorities will be invited to draw up a more detailed
application for further consideration.
Remember, we are here to help.
We also have information events taking place at:
- North Wales Tuesday 13th
May @ Plas Menai - 1.30pm-3.30pm
- Mid & West Wednesday 14th May @ Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli
- 10am - 12pm
- South East Wednesday 14th
May @ Hope Centre, Newport - 10am - 12pm
- Central South 22nd May @
Channel View, Cardiff 1.30pm - 3.30pm
These events are your chance to find out more and ask some
questions. For more information and to confirm your place contact
or 01446 771265.
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