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We can help you identify funding opportunities to allow your club/organisation/group to grow.

London Sport Consultancy can help you refine your project concept and initiate a tailor-made fundraising strategy to put you on the road to greater success.

We offer support with writing effective funding applications, including evidencing the need and funding workshops as well as help in looking for alternative fundraising opportunities.

We can also help you with:                 

Options appraisal

Funding opportunities analysis

Bid Review

Bid preparation 

Funding Advice Blog Series

Following on from London Sport Consultancy’s successful webinar series on grant funding, we’re sharing more in-depth learnings through a funding advice blog series.

Applying for grant funding is a highly competitive process. Doing the basics is rarely enough to enjoy consistent success, certainly when applying for higher value grants which involve more complex applications and management requirements. In this series, we cover some of the more complex aspects of being “grant-ready” and why they are important to grant-makers.

This blog explains the first element of ‘grant-readiness’ that organisations in the sport and physical activity sector need to consider, including the following:

  • Registering with relevant authorities
  • Having a strong and diverse board
  • Up-to-date organisational policies around safeguarding, equal opportunities and data protection
  • Warning signs grant-makers will look for
  • Important things to consider in order to demonstrate you can manage finances at the required level
  • Do you use appropriate communication channels to help engage different demographics experiencing unique needs, barriers and habits?
  • Does your online presence strike the right tone for your organisation or ask?
  • Monitoring, evaluating and evidencing impact of your project on beneficiaries 
  • Co-design and development of project with target beneficiaries  
  • Level of ownership and voice beneficiaries hold throughout delivery of project 
  • An outline of the basic expectations from a grant-giver of your organisation.
  • Be aware of expectations and manage your grant carefully, so you don’t damage the relationship with your grant-giver
  • Ten tips to help you manage your grant well and to keep your grant-maker happy.

Examples of our work:

Secured £45k funding for Project TurnOver 

82% have been able to successfully overcome the driving issue that
brought them to Project TurnOver

96% of participants reported improved physical
and mental health

Boosting the local sector’s strength to source income

Delivered a series of workshops on grant funding

Knowledge has been used to help source appropriate bids

Supporting the production of high-quality grant applications 

Developed a robust business plan to ensure future financial sustainability

£135,000 of capital and revenue funding secured

Developing a robust proposal to secure new funding

A three-strand approach was proposed

£235,000 with the potential for additional £160,000 investment 

More information and contact details:

For more information on what London Sport Consultancy can do for your business, email our Funding Consultancy Expert Jordan Barber-Roberts