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Our Club Mark Notification
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Club Support Newsletter – Hampshire & IOW, Surrey, Sussex and Kent – February 2015

As the Club Support Officer for your area, I am keen to make sure you are kept up-to-date regarding opportunities for your club to develop and thrive. I intend to visit all 100+ clubs in the Southern Counties – between myself and my predecessor, we have now visited 86 clubs – but with an area covering 100’s of miles and lots of clubs in need, this will take some time, so please bear with me if I have not yet met you.

I would like all clubs to be aware of the opportunities that are out there and this newsletter contains information of national programmes and opportunities, as well as local opportunities within each of the counties that I cover. I am always happy to help where I can, so even if I haven’t visited your club yet please feel free to contact me if there is any advice that you are after.

I hope this newsletter will be useful and look forward to seeing you soon.


Latest Funding Opportunities

Pease see this month’s list of funding opportunities below. As usual, if you have any questions or would like guidance and help with your funding applications, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

England – Reaching Communities Buildings

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Funding is available to replace or improve existing community buildings that will help people and communities most in need in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: £ 100,000

Funding is available to replace or improve existing community buildings that will help people and communities most in need in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England. Funding is also available to support activities run from the building when it is complete.  The project can receive funding for a total of five years, and the building element of the project should take a maximum of two years to complete.

Useful Contacts:
BIG Lottery Fund
Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30

Kent Community Foundation 
Kent Community Foundation connects people who care with local causes that matter. We make it easy for generous philanthropists – individuals, families or businesses – to Give; making a real difference to vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged people and communities in our county. Grants between £1 – £5,000.

Surrey Community Foundation 
We are dedicated to inspiring local philanthropy and building permanent community resources to support those in need and improve the lives of people in Surrey. Our aim is to inspire local giving for local needs to develop thriving communities now and for the future. Grants between £1 – £5,000.

Sussex Community Foundation
We raise funds for and make grants to local charities and community groups across East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. We’ve raised a total of £17 million to support Sussex communities since 2006. We manage funds of money on behalf of Sussex donors, connecting them to the groups and communities they want to support. Grants between £1 – £5,000.

Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation
HIWCF is an independent charitable foundation dedicated to connecting donors with the local causes and charities they care about. Grants between £1 – £5,000.

Club News

Every month, a club from your region will get a brief news piece on their positive work for amateur boxing in the South. If you would like your club to be featured, please don’t hesitate to ask.

LEIGH PARK ABC ACHIEVE CLUBMARK STATUSCongratulations to Leigh Park ABC, who after 18 months of hardwork and dedication have now completed their Clubmark accreditation. This is one of the greatest marks of achievement and recognition that sports clubs in England can achieve, putting them above all others in terms of child protection, community value, organisation, and many other aspects as well. The club will be celebrating their success – along with Woking ABC’s recent accreditation in the region – in the coming months, once they have officially received their Clubmark plaque.If you would like to take your club through the Clubmark process, please follow the link below: ENGLAND RELEASE CLUB MATTERS SUPPORTSport England have announced the launch of their club matters support scheme, to offer help and assistance to sports clubs throughout the country. For any support or assistance with your club’s projects, follow the link below for further details:

England Boxing News

Here you will find up-to-date news for developments and successes from our National Governing Body.

MEDICAL CLINICSWe held the first of our England Boxing medical clinics for 2015 in the Southern Counties on February 8th in Portsmouth, where a total of 40 boxers were medicalled from the region. Thanks to Heart of Portsmouth ABC for the use of their gym and to Dr Wilcockson for performing the medicals at the clinic.There will be another medical clinic on February 28th in Rumbles BA in Kent. Though the clinic is now almost full, there are still a few spaces left. If you would like to book your boxers into the clinic, please email me ASAP to avoid disappointment.