The Swans’ new grant giving scheme SwansAid has been set up to benefit charities and community groups in South West Wales. As income from Swans Lotto rolls in the pot of money will grow and that will be used for grants next season. The more Lotto tickets that are sold the more SwansAid will have to give away. Donations made for signed merchandise will also add to the SwansAid pot.
Priorities for funding
Each football season the SwansAid trustees will agree the amount of money they will distribute and set priorities for the use of the funding. This season (2013-2014) the SwansAid trustees want to use the money to provide help to charities and community groups which:
- Support children and young people (aged 0-18) to reach their full potential. The trustees encourage applications from projects which aim to enable sports participation, but other projects within the general remit of supporting children and young people will also be considered.
- Support people (adults and children)with disabilities, and their families.
NB. The deadline for applications to this fund is 5 pm November 22nd 2013. Return applications to the Community Trust at Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea SA2 1FA or email to [email protected]
Groups excluded from making applications include political groups, faith groups, and those outside the counties of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. SwansAid will not be used to support individuals.
In season 2013-14 there will be a total of £50,000 available. At the end of the season this figure will be re-assessed, and, based on the income generated by the Lotto and other donations from the public, it may be increased for subsequent seasons. The panel will sit for two funding rounds with a total of £25,000 available at each round. At each round trustees will make the following awards:
- One large grant of £10,000
- 6 small grants of £2,000
- Sets of kit for children and young people’s community sporting clubs (the total value of this pot is £3,000)
Round one applications open Sept 28th
Round one deadline November 22nd 2013
Round one decisions announced December 9th 2013
Round one £10K cheque presentation and draw for kit awards home game v Everton 2013
Round two applications open at either home game v Fulham Jan 2014 or vCardiff Feb 2014
Round two deadline March 28th 2014
Round two decisions announced April 14th 2014
Round two £10K cheque presentation and draw for kit awards Home game v Aston Villa April 2014
You should give careful consideration as to which you apply for whether it be an award of up to £2,000 or an award of up to £10,000. There will be only one award of up to £10,000 at each funding round. This means that there is likely to be a lot of competition for this award. There is just one application form which can be used for either award. The difference in your application will be in the amount of detail you are expected to give in your answers to the questions.
NB All successful applicants will be expected to report to the Community Trust on the progress of their project.
If you have any queries about eligibility, or any other matters associated with this funding, please email [email protected]