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Shaping tomorrow, together:
The Allianz Sports Fund

As the Worldwide Insurance Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, we understand the power of sport - but the pandemic has impacted heavily on the finances of local clubs. So, we have pledged £100,000 to the Allianz Sports Fund in 2021 to offer financial support in the form of grants between £500-£3,000 for community sports clubs who need it most. 
 
As an Allianz broker partner you have the unique opportunity to help a sports club which is close to your heart. Applications can only come from clubs which have been nominated by one of our broker partners. So help your local club today by letting them know about the Allianz Sports Fund and enable them to apply.
 
Who can apply?

Any sports club that:

  • takes part in an Olympic or Paralympic sport - view list
  • has been nominated by a broker partner of Allianz Insurance plc*
  • is registered with their National Governing Body - view list
  • has an official bank account registered in the club's name

You will need to satisfy all four requirements in order to be eligible to apply.
What type of funding can clubs apply for?

The Allianz Sports Fund has been developed to help sports clubs meet their obligations and continue to provide opportunities within their local community.  This may include, but not limited to: 
  • Cost of changes to service or facilities due to COVID-19
  • Facility Hire i.e. block bookings.
  • Rent/lease payments
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Utilities
  • Water Rates
  • Grounds/facility maintenance (to maintain a state of readiness)
  • Sport’s Governing Body membership fees 
  • Clubs league affiliation fees. 

Club Fees: Club membership fees. A club could partially reduce fees for all club members or pay entirely for members of the club who are at financial hardship. This should be allocated discreetly by the club themselves.


Sports Travel: Travel costs towards participating in matches/events.


Playing Kit: Playing kit. A club could partially reduce the cost of kit for all club members or pay entirely for members of the club who are at financial hardship. This again should be allocated discreetly by the club themselves.

 

This is not an exhaustive list and the Allianz Sports Fund will consider other ways to utilise the funds, which we ask that clubs specify on the application form.
What isn’t eligible for funding?

This fund is designed to help grassroots sports clubs. This means we're not able to help the following organisations:

  • Local authorities, including town and parish councils 
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Commercial sport and physical activity providers, e.g. private gyms 
  • Leisure operators
  • Individuals who are either employed or self-employed within the sport and physical activity sector.

Applications open: Monday 15 March 2021

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 May 2021  

Panel Review:  Monday 14 June 2021

Applicants notified: by Friday 25 June 2021

Applications open: Monday 2 August 2021

Deadline for applications: Friday 8 October 2021  

Panel Review:  Monday 1 November 2021

Applicants notified: by 12 November 2021

Applications will only be accepted from clubs who have been nominated by one of our broker partners.

We know there may be more than one club close to your heart. That’s okay, as there is no limit to the number of clubs you can put forward. Don’t forget to make sure your broker company is happy to be associated with the club you’re putting forward, as any communications will include their name if they are successfully awarded funds.

To  nominate a club, you’ll simply need to direct a club representative to the Allianz Sports Fund Hub and provide them with the necessary information to link their application form to you and your company. To do this, they will need to provide this information:

  • Your name 
  • Company Name
  • Your email address
  • Association between you and the club
Once you've spoken to the club you wish to nominate, use the button below to email them with directions to the Allianz Sports Fund Club Hub. This is where they will find all the information they need to complete their application form. 

Please remember that there are criteria the club need to meet in order to be eligible to apply, so please check these first before referring the club.
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* Broker must have an account with Allianz Insurance plc.