Wooden Spoon

Health & Social Care Sports Youth

Wooden Spoon is a charity that changes children’s lives through the power of rugby. Each year they fund around 70 projects, from community programmes and specialist playgrounds to medical treatment centres and sensory rooms.

If your project is a physical, tangible asset of a permanent nature, the following must apply:

  • It must have a minimum predicted life span of five years (preferably ten), be non-transferable and of a permanent nature. Special consideration may be given to funding life-enhancing/medical equipment if it can be shown that the useable life of such equipment is likely to be at least five years.
  • Grants will not be considered for salaries, administration costs, professional fees and on-going overheads related to a capital project.

If your project is educational or disability sports-focused, the following must apply:

  • There must be a key rugby element to engage children and young people.
  • It must have a clearly-defined brief detailing the project’s need and objectives; stakeholders; description of participants (age, gender, geography); recruitment of participants; project activity and budget; legacy planning; monitoring and evaluation and mechanism for reporting to Wooden Spoon.
  • Grants will be considered for kit and equipment, salaries and administration costs.

Projects must:

  • Enhance and support the lives of children and young people (under the age of 25) who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.
  • Work directly with children and young people and have a positive influence on their lives as a result of the activities or service provided.
  • Benefit those located in the UK or Ireland.
  • Support a group – we cannot make grants to individuals.

While there is neither a minimum nor maximum grant level, it is unlikely projects of a physical nature under £5,000 in value will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify under the “projected life span” criteria.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

For further information and how to apply please click here.

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