Develop Youth will award, pound for pound for activity that aims to increase participation and/or improve performance at grass roots level. Grants will be awarded in vouchers of £100, £200 and £300 to be redeemed for equipment / kit of your nominated. The criteria for using the voucher: e.g. Applicants budget is £100 – Develop Youth will match the budget of £100 – Allowing an overall spending budget of £200 with the nominated supplier.
Grass Roots participation includes beginners and novices, i.e. those that are new to the sport or wish to improve basic skills. Schemes that benefit schools, young people, disability groups, ethnic minorities, girls & boys activities, development of sport in urban or rurally deprived areas with community involvement. Awards will NOT be given to individual sportspersons, county or national participants, profitable clubs/schemes, profit distributing bodies.
The voucher must be redeemed within 6 months for issue date with the nominated supplier. After this date the voucher will be cancelled. The voucher is not transferable and must be used by the applicant only. In the event of schemes / club folding during panel consideration or within the 6 months after voucher being issued – the applicant must return the voucher, this will allows funds to be distributed to other applicants.
Applications with grass roots development of the following will be given favourable consideration. schools, young people, disability groups, ethnic minorities, boys and girls activities, development of sport in urban or rurally deprived areas with community involvement. Develop Youth panel is selective and discretionary. There is no guarantee that an award will be made especially since funds are limited. Decisions of the award panel are final.
The Trust doesn’t expect any publicity in return for awarded grants in the form of TV / Paper or radio exposure.