This is the most common place to get grants from. To see who you are eligible to apply to in your local area refer to the DIA Website.
You will also find contact details for the Trusts in your area that you can apply to.
Most funders will require certain documentation to accompany your applications. I encourage you to set up a folder containing copies of the following documents, if they apply to you. Keeping copies of these handy for each time you apply will make your job much easier.
Each trust is different so make sure you run through the checklist they provide.
GST: If you are NOT registered for GST be sure to tick the appropriate boxes on the application form and when you show the amount you require for funding make sure you include the GST!
All funding applications require a resolution from the club committee to apply for funding. Below is an example of a standard committee resolution.
It was resolved by the committee of XYZ Club on date to apply to ABC Foundation for funding of two new K1 kayaks to the amount of $4567.00 (exclusive of GST).
Signed (Position) ______________________________ Date _____________________________________
(Affix seal if you have one)
It is imperative that you send in appropriate documentation once you have spent the donation. Each funder will have certain criteria so be sure to check their requirements. In any case, send out a thank you letter and acknowledgement of the grant with any other documentation required. This is usually invoice/receipt, bank statement showing both the amount deposited and the amount withdrawn (payment for the equipment/service). Failure to comply could result in a request for return of the money.