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Apply for a Grant

The Queen’s Club Foundation is now open to applications for grants as of Monday 15th March 2021.

Grants can be made to organisations or individual players within the sports; Tennis, Rackets, Real Tennis and Squash. Please see below more details on both applications.

Please read the FAQ’s, Grant Guidelines, Terms and Conditions and Safeguarding Policy before applying.

To apply: download the relevant application form below and the submit via the upload button as an attachment.

If you have any specific questions about our grant process please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the QCF Office at: info@queensclubfoundation.co.uk

For the latest information keep an eye on our social media channels: @QueensClubFdn.

FAQs

Organisations

Is there an application deadline?

Currently there is no deadline date for applications, but please email The Office to show interest if you are considering applying; info@queensclubfoundation.co.uk 

Who can apply?

Applicants may include: clubs, schools, other venues, organisations coach led schemes, registered charities or charitable projects.

Are there any restrictions on my application?

Applications must comply with all of the following criteria:

  • Supports one of the following sports: tennis, rackets, real tennis, squash
  • Run within England and Wales
  • Complies with all necessary government regulations including but not limited to DBS checks, first aid, insurance and safeguarding.

Do you give priority to certain projects?

Priority will be given to organisations supporting:

  • Children and young people
  • People with learning or physical disabilities
  • Projects which improve mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Those with a proven need of assistance
  • Widening participation in communities
  • Progression routes for the project beneficiaries to continue playing after the grant funding period has ended
  • Sustainable long-term projects beyond any grant awarded.

What do you fund?

Examples of expenditure that are eligible for grant funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Coach and court costs
  • Kick starting new programmes
  • Equipment to enable activities
  • Reward materials (e.g. badges/certificates)

What do you not fund?

Areas of funding not supported:

  • Free taster sessions with no plan as to how the project will continue long-term or exit routes.
  • Capital items including infrastructure that do not demonstrate community benefit
  • Pressure groups, campaigning organisations, religious groups or political organisations
  • Spending that has already taken place.
  • Activities where people are excluded on the basis of religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, disability, etc. unless the project is specifically for that group
  • Organisations who have not completed a Grant Review Form on a previous grant from The QCF.
  • Purely commercial ventures for profit.

What size of grant can I apply for?

£500 – £3,000 per year

Applications requesting funds greater than £3,000 may be considered in exceptional circumstances for outstanding and far reaching projects. Please contact The QCF Office to initially discuss the project before completing the application form.

When will I hear about my application?

The QCF aims to acknowledge every grant application within one week of receipt. If the proposal does not meet The Foundation’s eligibility criteria, The QCF Office will inform the applicant. All eligible applications will be assessed and the applicant may be contacted for more details about the application.

Applicants can expect to hear from The QCF on the outcome of their application within two months from the application deadline date (as posted on The QCF website). This timescale ensures that the Trustees can consider all applications, carry out the necessary due diligence and consider against funding available. If funding is required more urgently and does not fit into The QCF timelines, please contact The QCF Office in advance.

How do I apply?

Please download the editable PDF application form using the button below. You can save this to your computer and complete in your own time. When you are ready to submit, click on the red upload button below, complete the form, attach the application form and supporting documents.

If you would rather, you can request a Word Document Application Form and submit via email, by emailing The QCF Office: info@queensclubfoundation.co.uk

Individual Players 

Is there an application deadline?

There is currently no deadline set for applications. If you are interested in applying, please register your interest with The Office; info@queensclubfoundation.co.uk.

Who can apply?

  • Any individual player playing in one of the following sports: tennis, rackets real tennis, squash
  • Individuals with a permanent residence within England and Wales

Do you prioritise particular individuals?

Priority will be given to individuals who demonstrate:

  • Dedication to their chosen sport
  • Financial need of assistance
  • How a QCF grant will benefit their lives and their sport
  • Progression within their sport

What do you fund?

Examples of expenditure that are eligible for grant funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching and court fees
  • Equipment costs
  • Tournament entry fees
  • Travel to tournaments in the UK and Internationally
  • Costs for coach to accompany the player travelling to tournaments

What size of grant can I apply for?

Under 16 years:

£250 – £1,000 per year

Aged 16 and over:

£250 – £1,500 per year

Applications requesting funds greater than £1,500 may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Please contact The QCF Office to discuss initially before completing the application form.

How do I apply?

Please download the editable PDF application form using the button below. You can save this to your computer and complete in your own time. When you are ready to submit, click on the red upload button below, complete the form, attach the application form and supporting documents.

If you would rather, you can request a Word Document Application Form and submit via email, by emailing The QCF Office: info@queensclubfoundation.co.uk

When will I hear about my application?

The QCF aims to acknowledge every grant application within one week of receipt. If the proposal does not meet The Foundation’s eligibility criteria, The QCF Office will inform the applicant. All eligible applications will be assessed and the applicant may be contacted for more details about the application.

Applicants can expect to hear from The QCF on the outcome of their application within two months from the application deadline date (as posted on The QCF website). This timescale ensures that the Trustees can consider all applications, carry out the necessary due diligence and consider against funding available. If funding is required more urgently and does not fit into The QCF timelines, please contact The QCF Office in advance.