After you've applied
We aim to let you know our decision within three weeks. If we need some more information, we may contact you.
Please be aware that we only have limited funds available and therefore we can’t fund everything we’d like to, including some good projects which are general improvement works, not closely linked to the challenge of returning to play due to the ongoing pandemic. If we can’t fund your project, we'll tell you why.
If I'm successful, what happens next?
If we like your project and decide to fund it, we’ll need you to provide some additional documents (no need to submit them with your application).
Based on what is described, the standard information we may require is:
- evidence of your organisation’s governance arrangements, such as a constitution
- evidence of financial accounts
- evidence of an organisational bank account
- evidence of security of tenure – this would either be a lease or freehold
- evidence of appropriate safeguarding policies – all organisations we invest in will need to show they have appropriate procedures in place
- membership of, or affiliation to, the national governing body recognised by us - for sports we deem higher risk.
We'll also be asking all projects to complete a short survey, once any awarded funds have been paid in full, to help us learn and share best practise. This will include providing a before and after photograph of any work carried out - see our photo and video guide for advice.
How the Return to Play fund is progressing
How many applications have we had so far? How many have been approved? How much funding have we allocated?
We've put together a handy tool that's constantly being updated to answer all those questions, and more.
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