Funding

There are numerous ways of raising money and generating income through membership fees, from sponsored walks and car boot sales to attracting commercial sponsorship and applying for grants.  The ideas are endless and only limited by your own imagination.  But before you jump in and start raising money – think about what you are raising money for.
 
You may want to raise money to:
- deliver more activities in schools and the community
- buy new equipment
- put more people through coaching courses
- take fencers abroad to experience more international competition
- provide new tracksuits
- recruit and train more referees
- pay volunteer expenses
- buy marketing leaflets
- improve the website and pay for hosting costs
 
Your club might want to appoint someone who will take a lead on fundraising, check out our Role Outline - Fund-raiser
 
Here are some fund raising ideas:
- breakfast/brunch party
- car rally
- coffee morning
- concert
- disco
- folk dance night
- duck race
- quiz night
- sports dinner
- talent show
 
Alternatively you could check out our Top Tips – How to generate income
 
If you are thinking about applying for grants to fund your project take a look at the attached documents and remember to match funding partners criteria to your project objectives.   There are some simple do’s and don’t to consider when applying for grants we’ve listed some here.
 
Good luck with your fundraising efforts and don’t forget to let us know if you’ve been successful!


GreatSport Funding Guide for Coaches

StreetGames Sources of Funding