The Amateur Boxing Association of England today published an article, which gives amateur boxing clubs affiliated with the ABAE an opportunity to apply for funding for there respected club.
 
Visit there website to find out more and keep updated on the amateur boxing scene and the stars of boxing’s tomorrows.
 
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Below are some funding opportunities which are currently available to ABAE-affiliated clubs. Please use the links provided to find out more. 
 
 
Cash 4 Clubs
Sports clubs that are registered with their sport’s National Governing Body can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs grants scheme.
 
Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club. In 2008 over £30,000 was given out in grants to 30 community sports clubs across the UK.
 
There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000. Previous grants have been awarded to the Southampton Canoe club which received a grant of £1,000 towards purchasing junior paddles and safety equipment; the Rugby Sea Cadets which received a grant of £1,000 to maintain and replace safety equipment; and Ipswich Basketball which received a grant of £1,000 to initiate a new women’s team aimed at the 16+ league. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
Sportsmatch
;Sportsmatch, which is funded by Sport England to support the development of grassroots sport, has announced that it is now seeking applications for funding for 2010/11.
 
Through the scheme Sportsmatcch offers pound for pound matched funding to investments made by businesses, trusts and individuals into projects that encourage sports participation at grass roots level.
 
The funding available is primarily for running costs (maximum grant £100,000) although capital awards of up to £25,000 can be made through the scheme. This can include non personal sports equipment such as outdoor basketball nets kwiik cricket surfaces, boats, sports wheelchairs etc.
 
The scheme is open to community based sports projects, in particular those that benefit young people, disability groups, black and minority ethnic groups and/or women and girls. Since its original launch in November 1992 Sportsmatcch, together with commercial sponsorship, has invested more than £102 million into 5784 community sports projects across England.
 
Previous grant recipients includ Devizees School, a secondary school and specialist sports college i Wiltshirre. They obtained a three year sponsorship from a local construction firm Gaigeer Brothers, which amounted to £10,000 per year. The school matched this with a further £10,000 from;Sportsmatcch and were able to run an annual multi-sports coaching camp during the school summer holidays. Although applications to the scheme can be made at any time Sport England expect all the monies available to be allocated by Autumn 2010.
 
UnLtd Sports Relief Award;UnLt
td Sports Relief Awards, a UK wide funding programme funded by Comic Relief, provides opportunities for young people between 11 and 21 years of age to bring communities together, to help promote understanding and solve problems through sport, arts and recreational activities. There are three types of awards. 
 
· Try It – Offers grants of up to £1,000 for projects that focus on providing opportunities for young people to come together and engage in new activities.
 
· Shape It – Offers grants of up to £5,000 for projects that address issues in local communities.
· Do It – Offers grants of up to £10,000 for projects that use sport or recreational activities as a solution to a social problem.
 
Examples of the type of projects supported could include an indoor cricket mini-world cup to engage young people from different backgrounds; reduce violence in an area by getting young people to channel their energies into football rather than fighting; or could holding a skateboarding competition for kids that will reduce tensions in the local area. Do It awards will be made every 3 months. Applications to Try It, and Shape It can be made at any time.
 
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