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SPORTIN SCHOOLS
PROGRAMME

Applications open: 1- 31 May 2024

Jersey Sport are delighted to announce the launch of a new pilot programme to support local primary schools during the 2024/25 academic year. The new  SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme has evolved from the previously distributed Move More Schools Grant.

The funding has been realigned to ensure a more positive outcome towards Jersey Sport’s vision of ‘Inspiring and Instilling Active School Cultures’. The new programme simultaneously allows for increased focus and support towards Sport Organisations to provide more local sporting opportunities, particularly by engaging underrepresented groups.

THE SPORTIN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME AIMS TO:

  • Increase funding into, and capacity within, local Sport Organisations.
  • Respond to the needs and demands of sport by improving community sport links, pathways, and access to junior members for sustained and prolonged engagement with sport and physical activity.
  • Establish greater equitable opportunity and access to external sport provision and specialised sports coaching for schools and their students by centrally coordinating and strategically aligning sport delivery in schools.
  • Reduce the administration burden on schools and sports.
  • Provide opportunities for coach development and mentoring for both teachers and sports workforce.
  • Reduce inequalities in school-sport provision by coordinating delivery, removing the cost barrier and supporting accessibility.

Sport Organisations will be required to submit an application which outlines their desire and intent to increase sport provision within the school setting, with due consideration to the delivery, legacy and pathways their Sport Organisation can offer to promote sustained and lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity. Funding must satisfy these three criteria whilst demonstrating impact towards the overall aims of the programme. As an example, a Sport Organisation’s application may include:

  • Funding for the procurement of paid coaching resource to deliver in schools, due to a lack of available volunteer capacity.
  • Funding for additional kit or equipment to enable delivery away from their sport setting which may form part of their legacy, e.g. table tennis tables that are unable to be transported easily and will be donated to the school.
  • Funding to create an inclusion fund to provide free or subsidised membership/kit opportunities for students to aid the removal of financial barriers to participation.

Jersey Sport will co-ordinate the timetabling of activity between sports and schools to ensure fair and appropriate access for all stakeholders involved. Jersey Sport will match the needs of schools with the resource and intent of sports, dependant on their individual contexts.

 

KEY DETAILS OF THE SPORTIN SPORT PROGRAMME

  • The SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme will distribute £50,000 in 2024, with the hope to grow the fund in future years if the pilot project is successful.
  • Applicants must be a non-government, Jersey-based sport organisation (association, club, group or business).
  • All applications, award claims and reporting will be processed electronically through Jersey Sport’s ‘SmartSimple’ grants management system.
  • The project will be delivered through a shared and partnership-driven approach involving engagement with and support from the Jersey Sport Team, informally through partnership meetings and formally via progress reports.
  • Applications will be assessed and objectively scored by Jersey Sport Officers, and then peer reviewed by the Grants Advisory Committee who provide recommendations for ratification by the Jersey Sport Board.
  • An overall review and evaluation of the fund will be completed after the first year, with the hope to repeat the fund on an annual basis.

HOW TO APPLY

To make your online application, your Sport Organisation will need to:

  1. Log into our Members Area on this website to access our Smart Simple grants management system (or register for an account on the same page if you don’t already have one)
  2. Make an application to the SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme by registering your Sport Organisation’s details on the online system (or logging in if your sports organisation is already registered) and completing the application process using the ‘Funding Opportunities’ section on your homepage

Please ensure you read all the following documents to ensure your application is eligible and meets all the relevant criteria:

2024 SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme Prospectus 

2024 SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme Terms and Conditions 

The following supporting resources are also provided to applicants:

2024 SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme Application Questions 

Development Plan Template 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme opens for applications on 1 May 2024 from 12:00.

  • The SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme application window will remain open for just over four weeks, closing on 31 May 2024 at 12:00.
  • Applications will be reviewed by Jersey Sport Officers and the Grants Advisory Committee between 1 June to 18 July 2024. During this time, recommendations will be made to the Jersey Sport Board who will ratify awards.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application through our online grants management system, SmartSimple, by 26 July 2024.
  • All successful applications will receive their award in September 2024, ready for coordinated delivery from November 2024.

APPLICATION SUPPORT FOR THE SPORTIN SPORT PROGRAMME

Jersey Sport will be holding a series of drop-in support sessions for sports to understand more about the SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme and ask specific questions about the application process, eligibility, awarding and reporting requirements. Sports do not need to book in advance to attend any of the scheduled sessions:

  • Wednesday 1 May 2024 – 18:00-19:30 @ Great Hall, Highlands College
  • Friday 10 May 2024 – 12:00-14:00 Buenos Aires Room @ Santander Work Café
  • Thursday 16 May 2024 – 16:30-18:30 Board Room @ Jersey Sport Offices, FB Fields
  • Monday 20 May 2024 – 16:30-18:30 Dumaresq Room @ Jersey Public Library
  • Wednesday 29 May 2024 – 12:00-14:00 Board Room @ Jersey Sport Offices, FB Fields

The Jersey Sport Team would strongly advise Sport Organisations to come and chat to us about their ideas before submitting an application to the SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme. We are passionate about ensuring this fund is based on a collaborative approach and will provide support for Sport Organisations from application to project delivery to ensure the success of its outcomes before, during and beyond funding.

If you would like to arrange an informal meeting with a member of the Jersey Sport Team to discuss the SPORTIN SCHOOLS Programme and your application, please contact sport@jerseysport.je

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