If your project is a physical, tangible asset, of a permanent nature the following must apply:
1) Must have a minimum predicted life-span of five years (preferably ten years), be non-transferable and of a permanent nature. (Special consideration may be given to funding life-enhancing/medical treatment equipment if it can be shown that the useable life of such equipment is likely to be at least five years.)
2) Grants will not be considered for salaries, administration costs, professional fees and on-going overheads related to a capital project.
If your project is educational or disability sports focused, there must be a rugby element. We typically fund educational programmes for a period of 3 years to help promote sustainability.
1) There must be a key rugby element to engage children and young people.
2) Must have a clearly defined project brief to include detail on: description of project need and objectives, stakeholders, description of participants (age, gender, geography), recruitment of participants, project activity and budget, legacy planning, monitoring and evaluation and finally reporting to Wooden Spoon.
3) Grants will be considered for kit and equipment, salaries and administration costs.
Beneficiaries: The project must enhance and support the lives of children and young people (under 25) who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially. The beneficiaries must be located in UK.
The project beneficiaries must be a group Wooden Spoon cannot make grants to individuals.
Contractors and Suppliers: Wooden Spoon does not recommend contractors or suppliers. If you would like to discuss hiring suitable contractors or suppliers, you are welcome to speak to organisations who have received previous grants for projects similar to your own.
Grant Amount: There is neither a minimum nor maximum grant level. However, it is unlikely that a project of a physical nature that is under £5,000 will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify under the ‘projected lifespan’ rule. Wooden Spoon’s contribution may be up to 100% of the cost, though beneficiary organisations should be encouraged, where practicable, to raise a proportion themselves.
In exceptional cases a project spend of less than £5,000 may be approved if it can be shown that without Wooden Spoon’s grant the project would not go ahead or if the making of the grant would result in the Region concerned being able to leverage substantial additional support or publicity for Wooden Spoon in the area.
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.
Contact: Wooden Spoon Administrative Office, 115-117 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PD
Tel: 01252 773720
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