No Win, No Fee on Grant Funding

Below are a few examples of some of the projects we have successfully secured funding for, grants vary in size depending on the needs of the organisation.  Due to data protection and child welfare we have decided not to put examples of successful projects that are located at Schools, Charities or projects that benefit under privileged areas/participants.  Please contact us if you need examples of projects we have secured funding for.

Case Studies

4Grants Helps to Transform Inner City Community Cricket Club

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The London based club approached 4Grants after having been rejected after making a number of applications themselves.  We helped them develop a project and sports development plan as well as researching the local area.  A number of applications were made, as a result the club received a substantial grant award that has helped them develop a new practice facility.  This project was critical so that those opportunities are available and a time, location that is within the community. It has helped reduce social isolation the project will pull the community together.  The future for the club looks very bright.

Community Hall Get’s Make Over

The facility was in need of urgent improvements, 4Grants gained funding which has allowed them to:

  • Extend and modernise the kitchen to facilitate catering for weddings and large events.
  • Add an office much needed by the committee.
  • Add storage facilities, enabling regular hirers to consider keeping their equipment at the hall and to release the existing room used for storage to be used by visiting acts as a changing or holding room
  • Add double glazing to the front of the building
  • Upgrade our heating and lighting systems.

Details can be found here.

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Village Hall Has a Big Make Over

The Village Hall (old Village School built in 1842 and converted to a community village hall in 1994) was in urgent need of refurbishment.

The condition of the building was putting people off from using it. The Village Hall is next to the village green and the recreation ground provides a fine location for many private and community organised events.  The Village Hall committee approached 4Grants, after a brief conversation they were very keen to use our services.  The hall was in urgent need of repair particularly the pitched and flat roof, kitchen, external brickwork, windows and play ground all needed upgrading. See for yourself:

A number of funding applications we made and significant funding was obtained for the project.  The facility had a full makeover inside and out.  Its now used extensively by community groups, charities and local Councils.  As you will see from the photos the hall looks amazing and will benefit the community for many years to come.

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4Grants secured the funding for the Clubhouse refurbishment Empingham Cricket & Social Club, the kitchen extension now complete and the new kitchen in use.

Community Pavilion Improvements

Over the last few months there has been a comprehensive refurbishment of the main hall which included new ceiling tiles and ceiling insulation, new floor covering to the main hall, bar and cellar area as well as the showers and gents toilets. There are also new access doors, new windows to the front of the club, as well as painting and decorating.

The gents’ toilets have been segregated from the showering facilities, which will enable Ladies Cricket to be played more frequently at the club, and we are pleased that Leicestershire Ladies continue to use the club.

A new bar has been installed and good progress has been made with the drinks and glass storage areas behind the bar, which is expected to be complete by the end of September this year. Improvements to the chiller room, including improved insulation, will enable the club to stock beers for longer and greatly improve the environmental aspects of cellaring beers. Funding was secured from a number of different funders for the project, 4Grants have also helped the club secure funding for ground and training equipment during the past few years.

The very much improved clubhouse facilities will be of great benefit to all playing and social members together with the members of other affiliated groups.

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Empingham Bowls Club, Empingham Garden Club, Empingham Historical Society, Empingham Girls Night Out, Empingham Crib Team, Empingham Rounders Team, Empingham Youth Club and Rutland Water Fly Fishers are benefiting from the facility.

Cornish Cricket Club on the up!

The club currently used the grass wicket and grass outfield areas to practice and to coach on.   Participation in practice sessions is very much subject to weather conditions.  It also meant that practice is undertaken on a surface that is not necessarily true, therefore producing an uneven bounce on the grassed area.

The club approached 4Grants to help with a 3 lane net project and also to get funding ground equipment to include a mower as theres had broken.   4Grants sourced a grant for a brand new mower for the club.  We then obtained two sources of funding for the outdoor nets, these have now been built and are used by all age groups to practice on.

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Cricket Club Gets Transformed

A cricket club based in the North east of the country approached us to help with funding for a number of projects. They had previously applied for funding for their ground but been rejected on a number of occasions. The community the club provides for is deprived with a high percentage of children living in poverty, children living in families that receive workless benefits and also a high percentage of adults having poor health (obesity, heart disease etc). 

Collage_FotorWith their facilities becoming very run down and instances of anti social behaviour the club approached 4Grants to help. We are thrilled to have helped the club, we have secured funding for new fencing around the ground as well as a state of the art practice facility. It didn’t stop there, we have also secured funding to make improvements to there pavilion.

Multi Use Sports and Community Centre – Manchester

4Grants were approached by a multi use sports and community facility to help them with a project to improve there social area. The location of the facilities means that we have users from a number of wards, therefore serving a wide community. The community the club provides for is deprived with a high percentage of children living in poverty, children living in families that receive workless benefits and also a high percentage of adults having poor health (obesity, heart disease etc.).

Like many sports and community facilities it was cold, damp, tired, expensive to run & dated. denton 1

The transformation of the facility is staggering, now it’s welcoming, modern, economical to run and has allowed the club to increase its income from bookings and social events.

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The project was complete in December 2015, 4Grants have just secured funding for a new two bay cricket practice facility at the club, it’s being installed March 2016. This is a typical example as to how 4Grants helps hundreds of sports clubs, schools and charities across the whole of the UK.

Nuneaton Cricket Club – The club contacted 4Grants, they were frustrated at having a number of grant applications being rejected.  The aim of the project is to install an all weather practice facility at the ground.

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The club currently has 17 teams, including juniors, women and girls and require an area for them to practice. The ground is located at the heart of the community, it provides and informal place for families to meet, play and for community groups to use.

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Outcome:

The whole community will benefit, from young people, adults, disabled, schools and community groups.   Working in partnership schools will enable us to work with the teachers, children and parents to ensure that they are all involved with the project. We will engage with children, their parents and family members.

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All of the teams will use the facility, it will help attract new players as well as retaining there existing membership.

Sporting Khalsa Football Club – West Midlands

Is an innovative charity based in an area that suffers from deprivation, high unemployment and above average crime.  There aims and objectives are to undertake sports and community projects that will impact on community regeneration within a BME community of Willenhall, West Midlands.

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The club worked with 4Grants as the clubs facilities needed updating so that they could undertake sports and community projects that will impact on community regeneration within a BME community of Willenhall, West Midlands.  They wanted to provide an opportunity for local people to have a role in shaping the place they live through development that acts as a mechanism for community cohesion and social inclusion.  4Grants has helped the club attract in excess of £250,000 of funding for:

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Ground equipment, training equipment, improved changing and social facilities, delivery of new activity sessions (Yoga, dance and self defence) plus the installation of all weather floodlit training facility.

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Outcome:

4Grants is proud to work with the club, the outcomes of our work has had a huge effect on the local population of Willenhall who have all benefited from our work.  The project targets all ages. They have set up and deliver a sports academy for children.  They provide opportunities for disabled people to play more sport.  The project is already creating a long-term legacy, which allows everyone to participate for generations to come.  The development of the facility has made the club more welcoming for the community and sustainable.  We are helping to reverse the cycle of decline that we are seeing within the area.  As a result of the funding the facilities are used throughout the day, evening and weekends, it has also seen the clubs senior side being promoted undefeated in the 2014/15 season.  4Grants continues to work with the club as they look to extend there services and facilities in the future.

Indoor Bowls Facility

The club approached 4Grants as the facility was in need of updating as well as being very costly and expensive to run. They have a forward thinking and active committee but didn’t have the knowledge or time to apply for grant funding.

INDOOR REFUBISHMENT 013Like older community and sports facilities the building condition was putting people off from joining the club, this was impacting on the clubs finances. The projects aim was to provide improvements to the clubs facilities, it involved improvements to the ceiling, lighting and heating.

The environmental benefits of the project are significant, it will: Reduce heating and gas bills and reduce travelling time to other facilities.   The project will try and use recycled materials throughout.

refurbishment 2014 003With 4Grants help the facility has been transformed for the benefit of the community, providing them with more opportunities to become involved in recreational activity, community participation and improve social cohesion.  refurbishment 2014 001The club is be better off financially, which can be reinvested into the ongoing running of this successful community club.

The project will provide recreation is an activity of leisure for enjoyment, pleasure and development purposes.   Project is complete

This project has been pivotal in developing a sense of community and providing opportunities for improved health and wellbeing for people of all ages.

 

Bovey Tracey Cricket Club – Devon

Bovey Tracey Cricket Club’s pavilion was built approximately 160 years ago. Over the years it has been extended and modified to suit the demands of the modern game. The cricket club, recognised as one of the leading clubs in the county, they were in need to modernisation of the existing pavilion.

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The facility requires urgent improvements, as it does not meet Health & Safety regulations and current hygiene standards.

The club approached 4Grants, after working with the club 4Grants secured funding for this large project.   The project-included improvements to the kitchen, Pavilion meeting room and toilets.

Dearne Cricket Club – Yorkshire

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The aim of the project was to upgrade the current meeting room facilities. The facility was used by many different community group. These include, adult learning, Pilates, Croquet, arts, business meetings, parties plus many more….  Like many sports clubs the Committee at Dearne didn’t have the time or capacity to apply for funding, this were urgently required at their Pavilion.

4Grants secured funding that was required, the facilities have since been transformed.   This has enabled the club to provide facilities for the local community for many years to come.

Burslem Cricket Club – Stoke on Trent

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Burslem Cricket Club is a Sport England Clubmark club, CASC registered and a focus club for the county. The approached 4Grants as they had applied for various grants but had been unsuccessful.

The club is located in an area that suffers from high deprivation, health issues, unemployment, infrequent public transport and very poor leisure facilities. They are the main provider of activities for children within the area. The club continues to grow and develop, their junior section has grown year on year.

The area of Stoke on Trent suffers from high unemployment, high obesity levels and ranked 16 in the country for deprivation.  4Grants helped them with funding application to convert a unused piece of land, transform it so that it can be used as a multi purpose sports area. 4Grants successfully secured funding, the facility is used by all its members, schools and community groups throughout the summer.

East Bergholt Cricket Club – Colchester

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East Bergholt Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country; the first match between the Gentlemen of East Bergholt against the Gentlemen of Ipswich was recorded in the Ipswich Journal in September 1745.

The Club runs three adult teams, playing all over East Anglia. The club also runs three youth teams at U11, U13 and U15 levels.

A representative from the club said “We have now improved our facilities which has already encouraged more youngsters to participate as well as providing better facilities for spectators” 4Grants have been a huge help to our club. They have been very professional at all times. They have been helpful and informative and very patient”.

4Grants has successfully been working with the club to provide funding for cricket covers, nets and Pavilion works.

Newborough Cricket Club – Peterborough

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We are a small friendly but ambitious village club.

We saw our Saturday 1st XI complete a very successful season in Tucker Cambs Division 2. This was only our second season in this league.

The Sunday 1st XI maintained their position in Rutland League Division 2. The 2nd XI competed in Hunts Division 4 in 2012 and were successful in achieving promotion to Division 3.

In addition we play in the Peterborough Mid Week League in which we give our younger players the opportunity to gain experience for when they progress into playing weekend cricket.

In 2012 we started a youth section with under 9 and under 11 teams where we will be looking to further enhance/develop our youth membership. In future we intend to also run an U-13 team. Boys and girls are welcome to join/play.

A club spokesman said “4Grants have given us the opportunity to improve our practice facilities, 4Grants are very helpful, active and productive”.

4Grants gained funding towards practice facilities and batting cage.

Burbage & Easton Royal Cricket Club – Wiltshire

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In 2010 the Club was awarded Clubmark accreditation by the ECB in recognition of its work in providing a safe, effective and child friendly environment for the development of junior cricket.

Club spokesman said “We have been able to cut the grass our selves, saving us money. We have clean, dry storage area. We can play 2 games at the same time now we have the score board. The application processes for the grants were stress free. 4Grants completed the process very professionally. 100% pleased with 4grants”.

4Grants secured funding for mobile score board, square mower, refurbishment of old store room & new mower.

Burghley Park Cricket Club – Lincolnshire

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Burghley Park Cricket Club provides an informal space for children and adults to actively play; the Pavilion is used as a meeting point for local residents.  The community facility is used by local groups for meetings, community and social events as well as leisure activities. The facility includes, a Pavilion playing fields and meeting room.

4Grants successfully secured grants towards upgrading the facility and new cricket equipment.  The Pavilion was in need of urgent repair.   The funding has secured the long term upkeep of the building allowing it to be used by the whole community. As part of the project

A club spokesman said “4Grants charge a percentage of any successful grants which is perfect for us; we pay the commission from monies we raised through our own fundraising. It’s a no win no fee approach so it’s in there interest to get the grant for you then everyone wins. 4Grants come up with grants that no one has ever heard of!!  The club is now in a great position moving forwards, 4Grants are currently looking at other grants for the club”.

Making Communities Work & Grow – Charity – London

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MCWG is a user-led voluntary organisation, and registered charity founded in April 1994. MCWG aims to enhance the social and educational development of the large Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and Arabic speaking community in Kensington and Chelsea. We are based in North Kensington.

In particular, MCWG provides activities and services aimed at empowering socially and economically disadvantaged Arabic speaking young people aged 11-21. Our User-Committee plays an influential role in shaping MCWG’s practices and activities, and the project acts as a platform to voice their views and needs.

MCWG aims to support all young people in our community with their individual needs, to assist and guide them through their transition into adulthood. We work with disadvantaged young people from Arabic speaking and BME backgrounds aged 13-21.  MCWG aims to deter young people from criminality and gangs, and support those who are trying to escape the pressures of offending. We want to address the root causes of crime which includes deprivation, negative influences, boredom and lack of social responsibility by providing positive activities and opportunities for the local community.

4Grants have successfully secured grants for revenue and capital projects.  It will allow MCWG to employ a Youth Project Co-Coordinator and Senior Female Youth Worker.  Grant funding will also contribute to running costs of the project which includes the purchase of gym equipment within their new facility.

Stamford Town Cricket Club – Lincolnshire

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Stamford Town Cricket Club is a successful, friendly, family orientated cricket club.  They are a Sport England Accredited Club and CASC registered.  The club have grown significantly of recent years and offer competitive cricket via 5 Senior Teams and 5 Junior Teams as well as playing friendly cricket matches.

The club has a long tradition in the town, having been formed in 1948 as Priory Sports. The club was a leading local light in forming a youth section, and currently benefits from having Qualified Coaches providing training for its junior members. Many of our junior players have risen through the ranks and now play for our Senior Teams.

At Junior level, the club run 5 sides in The Border Counties Youth League at Under 17, Under 15, Under 13, Under 11 and Under 9 level.

4Grants secured funding towards the installation of an all weather cricket pitch and new cricket equipment.

Nothamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Academy – Northampton

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Is one of the fastest growing sports clubs in Northamptonshire and is a premier club in the UK with a world class coaching team producing success at National, European, World and Olympic level. They are a leading organisation within disability sport. We work with Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport and a number of special needs and disability groups.  These include:  NHS, National Autistic Society, Hillcrest Care, Redmond House and a number of local special schools.

They currently benefit from using facilities that have been adapted to help set up the club for disabled adults and children. For them to progress they needed to employ a part time post so that they can accommodate more members and retain current members.

4Grants secured grant funding towards establishing a disability programme.   The grant will allow them to set up and run a disability programme and disability co-ordinator.  It will allow them to expand the number of people with special needs who can play the sport.

Healthier Life 4 You – Community organisation – London

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Aims and objectives are to promote and support community wellbeing by raising awareness and knowledge on health issues affecting the disadvantaged local community. The community organisation assists and supports individuals, families, children and young people in local communities to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. This is done through charitable aims and community involvement by promoting, raising awareness on various Health issues and other determinants of Health such as education, housing, employment, leisure and sport.

The organisation has grown and has provided much needed support for our communities. This would not have been possible without the hard work of all of us and especially the volunteer who continue to give their time for Free.

4Grants achieved grant funding so that they can set up and run community based sessions within the deprived areas of the community.  The project will set up, run and deliver dance and aerobic sessions for ladies only sessions and also separate sessions for men and women.

Old Silhillians Hockey Club – Solihull

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Old Silhillians is a hockey club based in Solihull, consisting of 5 Men’s teams, 2 Ladies’ teams and a flourishing juniors section. They were the first Hockey Club in the country to be awarded the Sport England Clubmark accreditation and are one of the leading clubs in the Warwickshire area. The hockey club has developed considerably both on and off the hockey field over recent years.  The clubs women and girls section is very successful and continues to grow.  The club currently benefit from using the facilities at our very own astroturf, where currently all our training and home matches take place, which is immediately outside the Silhillians Clubhouse itself.

As a club, they also support hockey within the local community, with every effort made to provide coaches to local schools and host JDC sessions, and we are also the home of Warwickshire JAC (County) activity, with several of the county managers being members of the club, and all of the U13, U14, and U15 Boys coaching being delivered at the club.

4Grants successfully applied for grants towards new equipment, coaching and leadership courses.  As the club have a number of volunteers who have already expressed an interest in becoming coaches.  The equipment and coaching will allowed the club to expand the number of people who can play the sport. It will allow to the club to increase the number of women and girls who play hockey.
The project will benefit everyone within the community; it will also benefit the local schools that use the facility. The project would address the current issues that the community faces, lack of local facilities, training opportunities and access to services.  It would also increase the amount of volunteers and usage of the facility.

Blaze Netball Club – Hillingdon – London

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Blaze Netball Club provides activities for all residents aged between 5-17 years old and adults up to 70 years old. They do targeted outreach work and publicity to encourage the target market to attend, through local schools, local shops, and local meeting points.

The project will be delivered and managed by the Netball Club; we will work closely with the local schools to ensure our good relationships continue. The club is easily accessible to local residents- young people are likely to be more inclined to attend the activities as they will not have to travel a great distance and are comfortable in an area they know.

4Grants secured grant funding to purchase new netball equipment, marketing material and coaching course costs.  The project targets all ages between 8-60 years old.   The aim of the project is to bring the game and skills of netball to as many people as possible, which will then inspire them to move on to our club to carry on playing netball. Blaze Netball Club is easily accessible to local residents- young people are likely to be more inclined to attend the activities as they will not have to travel a great distance and are comfortable in an area they know.

3StyleSports – Community Organisation – Oldham

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3StyleSports is a voluntary organisation that delivers activity, arts and educational sessions within the local community.   They encourage people from a variety of backgrounds to take part in programs which include arts, crafts, Street Dance and multi-sport. They run general youth work sessions and educational workshops which include music and dance.

There aims are to –

  • Engage young people aged between 12 and 18 year old in a range of constructive activities.
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour; break down barriers between young people and the police.
  • Increase playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants
  • Encourage volunteering and positive citizenship.

4Grants secured grant funding to provide inclusion activities concentrating on delivering flexible activity sessions within identified areas where there are high incidences of anti-social behaviour and youth nuisance.  The project will work closely with the Police and local partners to identify hot spot areas and highlight the most appropriate times in which to deliver them. The project will be delivered in deprived areas of Oldham with an identified need for structured activities (highlighted above) to the address local issues highlighted.

The project will be used to empower young leaders to take a more active role in the delivery of sessions, this will build skills which will enable them to teach and coach in their community in the future.

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