Inspired Facilities: required documents

To help us check your organisation’s eligibility, management structure and financial health, you need to submit a number of documents

These form part of your application and we will not deem it complete until we have received them. You can find out which documents we need by selecting the sort of organisation you are from the list below.

Educational establishments must ensure that the application is in the correct name and should not be in the name of the Local Authority. If you are unsure please contact our funding helpline: 08458 508 508

Project-specific documents

There are two specific documents which cover the details of your project that we will require:

If you already have a sports development plan and or a business plan (which includes income and expenditure forecasts) you can upload these. Remember to review them to make sure what you are applying for is reflected in both plans.

Don't forget

We must have these documents before we can consider your application complete. Ideally, you should upload them when completing the application form. If, however, you submit any documents by post, you will need to ensure they arrive to us within five working days after submitting your application.

Please make sure that any documents submitted by post have your Unique Reference Number (URN) on them. You will receive your URN when you start your application. Failure to do so could render your application ineligible.

Fully constituted club, association or trust

Fully constituted club, association or trust - an organisation generally within the voluntary sector with its own constitution or memorandum or articles of association.

The documents you will need are:

  • Governing document
  • Previous year's accounts
  • Copies of the last three months of bank statements
  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • Sports development plan
  • Income / expenditure forecast
  • Lease / freehold

Community amateur sports clubs (CASC)

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) - an organisation registered with HMRC as a CASC.

The documents you will need are:

  • Governing document
  • Previous year's accounts
  • Copies of the last three months of bank statements
  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • Sports development plan
  • Income / expenditure forecast
  • Lease / freehold

Local authority

Local authority - county councils, metropolitan district councils, unitary authorities, district council and the London boroughs.

The documents you will need are:

Local education authority

Local education authority - a local education authority on its own behalf or on behalf of a community school.

The documents you will need are:

Foundation school or college

Foundation school or college - although run by the local education authority, the school retains a control over admissions, employment of staff, land and buildings.

The documents you will need are:

  • Governing document
  • Previous year's accounts
  • Copies of the last three months of bank statements
  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • Sports development plan
  • Income / expenditure forecast
  • Lease / freehold

Voluntary aided or controlled schools

Voluntary aided or controlled shools - although finance and maintained by the local education authority the school’s assets are held and administered by trustees.

The documents you will need are:

  • Governing document
  • Previous year's accounts
  • Copies of the last three months of bank statements
  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • Sports development plan
  • Income / expenditure forecast
  • Lease / freehold

Institute of further education

The documents you will need are:

Institute of higher education

Institute of higher education (including universities) - a university or college that provides higher education.

The documents you will need are:

  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • [/media/236561/inspired-sports-development-plan.doc Sports development plan]
  • [/media/236551/inspired-income-and-expenditure_0.xls Income / expenditure forecast]
  • Lease / freehold

Other public sector statutory body

Other public sector statutory body - other public sector organisations established by statute or statutory powers such as parish and town councils.  

The documents you will need are:

  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • [/media/236561/inspired-sports-development-plan.doc Sports development plan]
  • [/media/236551/inspired-income-and-expenditure_0.xls Income / expenditure forecast]
  • Lease / freehold

Community interest company (CICS)

Community interest company (CICS) - a limited company created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.

The documents you will need are:

  • Governing document
  • Previous year's accounts
  • Copies of the last three months of bank statements
  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • [/media/236561/inspired-sports-development-plan.doc Sports development plan]
  • [/media/236551/inspired-income-and-expenditure_0.xls Income / expenditure forecast]
  • Lease / freehold

National governing body (NGB)

National governing body (NGB) - a recognised governing body of sport.

The documents you will need are:

  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • [/media/236561/inspired-sports-development-plan.doc Sports development plan]
  • [/media/236551/inspired-income-and-expenditure_0.xls Income / expenditure forecast]
  • Lease / freehold

Private sector company or business

Private sector company or business - a commercially run organisation whereby all profits on the project are ring fenced and not for private gain.

The documents you will need are:

  • Governing document
  • Previous year's accounts
  • Copies of the last three months of bank statements
  • Child protection policy (if the project has under 18s)
  • Vulnerable adults policy (if your project has disabled participants)
  • Evidence of partnership funding (if being provided)
  • [/media/236561/inspired-sports-development-plan.doc Sports development plan]
  • [/media/236551/inspired-income-and-expenditure_0.xls Income / expenditure forecast]
  • Lease / freehold