Funding Criteria

The Lacrosse Foundation grants are available to individuals and organisations for projects that advance the vision, mission and aims and objectives of the charity.

We currently offer the following grants:

 •   Small Grants - up to £1,000

•   Medium Grants - above £1,000 and up to £5,000

•   Large Grants - over £5,000

WHO CAN APPLY?

 •  Small Grants - individuals, not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies.

•  Medium and Large Grants - not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies.

Organisations and statutory bodies includes sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools, lacrosse national governing bodies and lacrosse regional leagues/associations.

Not-for-profit organisations must have a written constitution which contains a clear not-for-profit statement and a distribution clause should the organisation dissolve.

Further information on what we will and won't fund, and our policy around equipment purchase, can be found here

THE APPLICATION FORMS

We have three application forms depending on the value of grant you are applying for. Please ensure you use the correct form.

If you wish to apply for a Large Grant then please first submit an Expression of Interest Form which we will use to give initial consideration to your project. If we are interested in supporting your proposal we will discuss it further with you and then may invite you to submit a full application form.

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

We want to help fund projects we believe best meet our Mission, Aims and Objectives. Your application should clearly explain your project and help us to understand how it meets our funding criteria.

When writing your application it may help you to consider the following questions:

  • What is the problem(s) you are trying to solve?

  • How will your project help to solve the problem(s)?

  • Who will be the beneficiaries of the project?

  • What will be the impact of your project?

  • How will you deliver your project?

  • Who will deliver your project - do they have the right skills and experience?

  • How will you monitor and evaluate the impact of your project?

  • How will you sustain your project after the funded period?

For all but the smallest of grants, it will be important for you to demonstrate that your project has been properly planned and can be successfully delivered if you are awarded a grant. A simple step-by-step delivery plan may help to explain this.

If you are a non-statutory organisation you will also need to provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Governing document or constitution.

  • Annual accounts for your last financial year. [If you are a new organisation then please submit a three-year income and expenditure forecast.]

  • Last three bank statements. [If you are a new organisation then please provide evidence that you have a bank account.]

  • Safeguarding policies if your project involves working with children and vulnerable adults, together with confirmation that those responsible for delivering the project have been checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

These documents - preferably in PDF format - can be emailed to grants@thelacrossefoundation.co.uk

AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED

Once we have received your application we will check it is complete and that you have submitted all the supporting documents we need. If we feel it necessary, we may ask you for further information to help us to best assess your application.

Once we feel we have all the information we need we will assess your application against our funding criteria and priorities. We will aim to inform you of a decision within four weeks (Small) and 12 weeks (Medium and Large Grants) of receiving all the information we require to make a decision.

If your grant application is successful then we will send you a Grant Award Letter setting out the value of the grant we are offering you, the purpose of the grant, our general terms and conditions and any additional terms and conditions we wish to include.

Please read these documents carefully and confirm by email within 10 days of receipt of the Grant Award Letter that you wish to accept the grant and all of the stated terms and conditions.

If your grant application is unsuccessful then we will provide you with feedback. Please note that our decision is final and no further discussions will be entered into. However this does not prohibit you from applying for a grant again in the future.