Together Fund Criteria

The Together Fund is a continuation of the Moving our Community Fund that was set up in April 2020 as part of Sport England’s support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. 
We are delighted that Leap have successfully applied for £129,084 to identify, support and offer funding to community groups and organisations passionate about tackling inequalities surrounding access to sport and physical activity across Bucks and MK. 
Grant applications must come from organisations which are formally constituted, not-for-profit, and operating for the benefit of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes residents.
This includes:
  • Charities
  • Clubs & Societies
  • Associations
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) limited by guarantee 
  • Social Enterprises
  • Parish Councils (for projects outside the PC's statutory obligations)
  • Faith-based organisations (for projects which do not involve promotion of any particular faith)
  • Schools & PTAs (for projects which involve and benefit the wider community)
  • Not for profit organisations
What can we fund?

With funds provided by Sport England, Leap has set up this fund dedicated to help the sport and physical activity sector through the Covid-19 crisis.   
Grants are available from £250 to £5,000 with most grants being up to £3,000.
The grant is available to community organisations who are supporting the priority groups to be active, these groups are as follows:
  • People from lower Socio-economic groups
  • People who are ethnically and culturally diverse
  • People with Long Term Conditions
  • Disabled People
Use of this funding

Organisations must demonstrate the following:
  • Impact on at least one of the four priority groups
  • Funds to be used to operate and support existing activity/sessions
  • Show how the funding will either help a trusted club/community body to survive through the next 6 months and/or support their participants to remain active in the COVID-19 lockdown and early recovery stages over the next 6 months
  • Is there a clear ‘line of sight’ from this investment to physical activity taking place either now or in the immediate future
  • Demonstrate a clear financial need for the funding sought
  • Not be a duplicate application for funding already received from the Sport England Community Emergency Fund.
  • Be eligible to receive Sport England Lottery Funding
What can't we fund?

  • Organisations and/or projects operating solely outside of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes
  • Activities promoting a particular religious or political belief
  • Overseas travel
  • Individuals
  • Statutory organisations (with the exception of parish councils)
  • CICs limited by shares
  • Organisations whose principal concern is animal welfare
  • Relief of statutory responsibilities
  • Retrospective funding
Completing your Application

Whilst we have endeavoured to make this form as quick and easy for you to complete as possible, it is worth noting that the more detailed and clear information you are able to provide, the easier it is for our team to assess your application. 

You will be required to upload a number of Supporting Documents. You may find that it is helpful to obtain copies of these documents before beginning your application.

The documents you will be asked to provide are;
  • A copy of your governing document
  • A signed copy of your most recent set of annual accounts

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* 1. Name of your organisation

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* 2. Address of your organisation

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* 3. Website address

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* 5. Companies House / Charity Commission Number (If applicable)

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* 6. Social Media - Which is the main social media platform the organisation uses?

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* 7. Main Contact Person

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* 8. Job Title

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* 9. Contact Phone Number

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* 10. Contact Email

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* 11. Organisation Start Date (MM/YYYY)

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* 12. Please provide a one-sentence summary of what you require funding for

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* 13. Funding start date

Date

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* 14. Funding end date

Date

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* 16. Please tell us about the project you require funding for..... Please refer to the '6 questions' below when completing this section.
1. Impact on at least one of the four priority groups
2. Funds to be used to operate and support existing activity/sessions
3. Show how the funding will either help a trusted club/community body to survive through the next 6 months and/or support their participants to be active.
4. Is there a clear ‘line of sight’ from this investment to physical activity taking place either now or in the immediate future
5. Demonstrate a clear financial need for the funding sought
6. Be eligible to receive Sport England Lottery Funding

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* 17. Please tell us how you know that there is both a need and interest in this project?

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* 18. Please enter the main beneficiary delivery postcode, if you have multiple delivery sites or this could be the same as your organisation postcode

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* 19. Please tell us what benefits / outcomes you believe this project would bring to those who use it

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* 20. What is the total cost of the project?

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* 21. Please provide a breakdown of what the total project cost consists of, Sport England require a full breakdown, please use the following as a guide:
£1510 – Staff - £11.98ph X 126 hours = £1510
£600 – Educational Workshops - £150 per workshop X 4 = £600
£300 - Trophies - £15 per trophy x 20 young people = £300
£30 - Certificates £1.50 per certificate x 20 young people = £30
£70 - Stationary = £70
£100 - Printing materials (brochures, leaflets, signposting, information, progress reports) = £100
£240 - £12 per T-shirt x 20 young people = £240
£150 - food and drink - .63p (bottled water & piece of fruit) x 20 YP x 12 weeks = £150

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* 22. Funding amount requested from Together Fund

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* 24. Other priority groups targeted

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* 25. How many people will benefit from this funding

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* 26. Primary age group that will benefit from this funding

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* 27. Please add the primary sport/ activity for this funding

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* 28. Please list the Trustees/ Directors and their relationship to each other

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* 29. Please list the names of your bank account signatories and the relationship to each other.

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* 30. Leap are collecting this information for the purpose of the project being funded through the Together Fund. This information will be shared with Sport England, who are the providers of the funding Leap are distributing. Leap are the local Active Partnership for Bucks & Milton Keynes and are administrating the funding for Bucks. I therefore consent to this data being shared with Leap and Sport England.

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