Every club, no matter how big or small, would like that little bit of extra money. Grants, funding and sponsorship are some of the ways to increase your annual income.
Grants are donations made to incorporated clubs to assist with actual programs or developments.
To access grants clubs will need to submit detailed applications to the agency or organisation supplying the grant. The donation (whether it be cash or in-kind) will need to be accounted for and used only for the purpose it has been granted.
(link to guide to grant submission writing)
(link to funding matrix)
Sponsorships are donations organised privately between clubs and willing companies. Clubs will normally manage the sponsorship agreement between the two parties. The sponsor will also expect some kind of acknowledgment, whether through signage, acknowledgment in club newsletters or paperwork.
These donations are made in goodwill by companies for a number of reasons including:
• Involved within the club already (member sponsorships).
• As a marketing tool to create brand awareness in a target market.
• As a tax write-off to lower the sponsor’s tax rate.
Clubs can be well-advantaged to write sponsorship proposals using all or some of the above reasons.
Sample sponsorship proposal and agreement