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Funding your project

Steve Wells Associates can prepare and submit funding applications on behalf of your organisation. This would typically include:

  • leading stakeholder consultation and developing partnership agreements
  • producing sports development plans
  • providing detailed programmes of use supported by an agreed pricing policy
  • producing business and management plans with income and expenditure forecasts
  • completing all on-line application forms

Many of our schemes also require professional expertise to develop the technical element of a project required by a funder. We can provide a wraparound service that covers all aspects of preparing and submitting a bid with a technical resolution that covers:

  • preparing detailed designs
  • securing planning approvals
  • developing contract documents and manage the tender process
  • undertaking all design team, contract administration, principal designer (CDM) duties

All grant applications require partnership funding. Many or our clients are able to contribute to project capital costs from their own budgets, and in the case of voluntary sports clubs, from their fundraising efforts. Combining grant funding streams provides opportunities of levering in partnership funding.

Steve Wells Associates has a strong track record of delivering successful bids across a range of different funders including the Football Foundation, Sport England, land fill tax bodies (FCC Communities, Veolia) and Section 106 funding.

We are particularly proud of our extensive experience with Football Foundation projects, having drawn down over £43 million in funding from successful applications in the last few years.

Cantley Park, Wokingham

Grass pitch improvements, new full sized fenced and floodlit AGP, and pavilion refurbishment; design, planning and tender followed by contract admin.

£616,619

Funding awarded

Beverley Leisure Centre, East Riding of Yorkshire

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development; feasibility study, options appraisal, pre-app and full planning secured. Football Foundation award.

£617,462

Funding awarded

President Kennedy School, Coventry

New 2 team change pavilion with coach ed. room and office for Sky Blues in the Community, plus full sized floodlit 3G AGP; design, planning and tender stages, contract admin. Football Foundation + Pro Club submission by client.

£1,000,000

Funding awarded

Stamford Bridge Playing Fields Association

New modular changing accommodation, car parking and playing pitch developments; all design, survey work, footpath diversion; planning application and fixed price tenders secured. Football Foundation award.

£474,561

Funding awarded

Middlewood Rovers JFC, Sheffield

New, two-team changing pavilion with club room, kitchen, toilets, and some grass playing pitch improvements. Football Foundation award.

£520,913

Funding awarded

Westway Playing Fields, Chorley

New 4 team change pavilion, playing pitch improvements, car parking and access plus full sized floodlit 3G AGP; design, planning and tender stages followed by both pitch improvements and pavilion contract admin. Football Foundation award.

£647,595

Funding awarded

Albury Football Club, Guildford

Remodel and extend existing pavilion; tender and contract admin. Football Foundation submission made by club and awarded.

£431,121

Funding awarded

High Tunstall College of Science, Hartlepool

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP and 2 team change pavilion design, planning and tender followed by contract admin. Football Foundation award received.

£500,000

Funding awarded

Sutton Leisure Centre, St Helens

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£578,590

Funding awarded

Palatine Park, Worthing, West Sussex

Full sized 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£569,043

Funding awarded

Evesham FC, (Wychavon DC) Worcestershire

New 2 team change pavilion development; design, planning (incl. full sized 3G AGP) and tender stages for pavilion: contract admin. Football Foundation application made by client and awarded.

£576,352

Funding awarded

Dearne & District FC, Barnsley

New 2 team changing room development plus separate community change room. Football Foundation award and Barnsley MBC – S106 contribution.

£603,000

Funding awarded

Wortley FC, Leeds

Playing pitch improvements including creation of new playing pitches on former Redgra and macadam courts; drainage of existing pitch; contract admin. Received WREN funding and Football Foundation award.

£389,793

Funding awarded

Gillingham Anchorians FC, Medway Towns

Development of new 4 team changing pavilion; feasibility, design, planning and tender stages followed by contract admin; plus 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£893,976

Funding awarded

Lord Derby Memorial Playing Fields, Knowsley

New 4 change pavilion, club room, pitch improvements and drainage, supply of maintenance equipment; design, planning and tender, contract admin. Football Foundation award.

£600,000

Funding awarded

Lymm High School, Cheshire

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£633,425

Funding awarded

Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

New, four-team change pavilion development; design, planning, tender and contract admin. Football Foundation award.

£628,710

Funding awarded

Kings College Guilford

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£346,736

Funding awarded

Woodkirk Academy, Leeds

Playing pitch improvements, drainage, and playing pitch maintenance equipment; followed by contract admin. Football Foundation award.

£205,448

Funding awarded

Cowes Enterprise College, Isle of Wight

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£448,815

Funding awarded

Emmbrook School, Wokingham

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development. Football Foundation award.

£480,298

Funding awarded

Ossett Town JFC, Wakefield

Changing room refurbishment, car parking, and playing pitch improvements. Football Foundation award, S106 monies, WMDC capital, WREN funding.

£508,164

Funding awarded

South Hiendley Harriers

South Hiendley Harriers FC, Wakefield

Playing pitch regrading and drainage plus maintenance equipment. WMDC capital, WREN funding, Football Foundation award.

£145,858

Funding awarded

Birchwood Community Academy Trust, Warrington

3G AGP refurbishment project. Football Foundation award.

£367,235

Funding awarded

Penistone Church FC, Barnsley

Playing pitch regrading and drainage plus maintenance equipment. Barnsley Council capital and Football Foundation award.

£112,233

Funding awarded

Ryeish Green Sports Hub, Wokingham

New £2.6m 4 team changing pavilion plus fitness suite, sports hall refurb and car parking to support full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP and drainage and sward improvements to 6 full sized grass football pitches. All designed and contract managed by SWA using £1.4m of S106 monies. Football Foundation award.

£245,000

Funding awarded

Upton Community Sports Club, Wakefield

New stand-alone 2 team changing pavilion, playing pitch improvements and PIP equipment. WMDC capital contribution and Football Foundation award.

£474,483

Funding awarded

Bedale JFC, North Yorkshire

New grass playing fields developed from adjoining farmland, car park extension, perimeter fencing, block-built maintenance store and PIP equipment. Football Foundation award.

£100,000

Funding awarded

Sporting Khalsa FC, Willenhall

New full sized fenced and floodlit Stadium 3G AGP. Football Foundation award.

£600,000

Funding awarded

Blacon High School, Chester

Refurbishment of existing floodlit sand based AGP to 3G. Football Foundation award.

£476,564

Funding awarded

Vauxhall Motors FC, Ellesmere Port

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP and refurbished 3G. Football Foundation award.

£541,413

Funding awarded

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

New full sized fenced and floodlit 80m x 50m 3G AGP. Football Foundation award.

£595,000

Funding awarded

Kirkby Leisure Centre, Knowsley

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP. Football Foundation award.

£479,999

Funding awarded

Dell Stadium, Dudley

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP plus ancillary accommodation. Football Foundation award.

£543,927

Funding awarded

Dudley College, Dudley

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP. Football Foundation award.

£874,030

Funding awarded

Wolverhampton University, Walsall

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP. Football Foundation award.

£465,047

Funding awarded

Dean Trust, Ardwick, Manchester

New stand-alone 4 team changing pavilion design development, cost plan and planning app for pavilion. Football Foundation award.

£656,098

Funding awarded

Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Widnes

Refurbishment of existing floodlit sand based AGP to 3G. Football Foundation award.

£355,890

Funding awarded

Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington

Refurbishment of existing floodlit sand based AGP to 3G FTP. Football Foundation award.

£512,580

Funding awarded

Sherburn High School, Selby

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP; planning secured by SWA. Football Foundation application award , Sport England Inspired Facilities, Selby District Council , S106 money.

£601,831

Funding awarded

George Salter Academy, West Bromwich

Refurbishment of existing floodlit sand based AGP and MUGA and conversion to 3G FTPs. Football Foundation award. Planning and Sport England PPF funding secured for improvements to two adjoining grass pitches; contract admin.

£664,747

Funding awarded

West Walsall E-ACT Academy, Walsall

Refurbishment of existing floodlit sand based AGP to 3G FTP. Football Foundation award.

£519,464

Funding awarded

Newman University, Birmingham

Refurbishment of existing floodlit sand based AGP to 3G FTP. Football Foundation award, May 2015.

£399,300

Funding awarded

Hurley Kings FC, North Warwickshire

New 2 team changing pavilion, car parking and access works and grass pitch improvements. Football Foundation award , Sport England PPF award , Sport England Inspired Facilities award.

£445,700

Funding awarded

Bilbrook JFC, Wolverhampton

New 4 team changing unit pavilion, floodlighting, car parking, grass pitch improvements, spectator stands, etc. Football Foundation award July 2015, Wolverhampton City Council capital.

£834,529

Funding awarded

Thorncliffe Recreation Ground, Sheffield

FA Chairman’s England Commission national pilot with 2no. full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGPs, 8 team changing pavilion, coach education facilities, grass playing pitch improvements, access and car parking. SWA commissioned to undertake feasibility study, all initial design work up to planning, club consultation and complete Football Foundation application.

£500,000

Funding awarded

Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre, Sheffield

FA Chairman’s England Commission national pilot with 2no. full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGPs, 8 team changing pavilion, coach education facilities, grass playing pitch improvements, access and car parking. SWA commissioned to undertake feasibility study, all initial design work up to planning, club consultation and complete Football Foundation application.

£750,000

Funding awarded

Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP. Football Foundation award, February 2015.

£335,283

Funding awarded

Castleford Academy, Wakefield

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP for football and (with a shockpad) for rugby league, replacement long jump pit, access road, and car parking. Football Foundation award.

£376,928

Funding awarded

Crigglestone Sports Club, Wakefield

Changing pavilion refurbishment, re-modelling and extension
Football Foundation award, Football Foundation Football Stadium Improvement Fund, FA National Sports Centre Trust, WREN, ECB loan.

£234,999

Funding awarded

King Edward VI College, Stourbridge

New changing pavilion development. Football Foundation, Sport England Inspired Facilities, ECB funding.

£378,395

Funding awarded

CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP, changing pavilion and grass pitch improvements. Football Foundation and Sport England Protecting Playing Fields. Solihull MBC S106 contribution.

£642,000

Funding awarded

Tiber Project, Toxteth, Liverpool

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP; undertake all survey and design work, planning approval secured; all information supplied for
Football Foundation mini tender; Football Foundation application submitted by applicant and awarded.

£350,000

Funding awarded

Hornsea School & Language College, East Riding of Yorkshire

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP. Football Foundation, Sport England Inspired Facilities.

£366,296

Funding awarded

Brierton Sports Campus, Hartlepool

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP.

£473,992

Funding awarded

Castle View Academy, Sunderland

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP.

£302,542

Funding awarded

Temple Park Leisure Centre, South Shields

Refurbished full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP.

£404,821

Funding awarded

Redheugh Football Club, Gateshead

Refurbished 80 x 50 fenced and floodlit 3G AGP.

375,233

Funding awarded

Northwood Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

New full sized fenced & floodlit 3G AGP plus changing room refurb.

£461,948

Funding awarded

Dimensions Leisure Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Refurb of full sized AGP and two small AGPs with 3G surface plus Sport England Improvement Fund.

£664,633

Funding awarded

Packmoor Recreation Ground, Stoke-on-Trent

Access, car park, changing pavilion and grass pitch improvements.

£501,829

Funding awarded

Frickley Athletic Football Club, Wakefield

New Step 3 changing pavilion and car parking. Football Foundation, Football Foundation Football Stadium Improvement Fund, WREN, Sport England Inspired Facilities, Wakefield MDC.

£618,000

Funding awarded

Longfield Academy, Darlington

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP, car parking and grass pitches; plus additional DfE funding.

£586,000

Funding awarded

South Holderness Technology College, East Riding of Yorkshire

New pavilion, car park, full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP and grass pitch developments.

£396,000

Funding awarded

Ferryhill Town Council, County Durham

New six team change pavilion, car parking and grass playing pitch developments.

£702,000

Funding awarded

South Cave Social & Recreation Committee, East Riding of Yorkshire

New pavilion, car park and grass playing fields development.

£464,000

Funding awarded

Hummersknott School & Language College, Darlington

Full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP and grass pitch developments.

£552,000

Funding awarded

Wickersley School & Sports College, Rotherham

Fenced and floodlit 60m x 40m 3G AGP development.

£315,000

Funding awarded

Lowdham Parish Council, Nottinghamshire

New pavilion, car park, floodlit MUGA and grass pitch development.

£223,000

Funding awarded

Rothwell Juniors Football Club, Leeds

New pavilion, car park, floodlit 60mx40m 3G AGP and new grass playing pitch developments.

£950,000

Funding awarded

Outwood Grange Technology College, Wakefield

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP and pavilion development.

£450,000

Funding awarded

Manningham Mills Sports Association, Bradford

Grass playing fields development.

£310,000

Funding awarded

Rossington High School & Sports College, Doncaster

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development.

£850,000

Funding awarded

Grayfields Recreation Ground, Hartlepool

New two-storey pavilion, car park, floodlit 60m x 40m 3G AGP and grass pitch developments.

£1,004,100

Funding awarded

Howden School, East Riding of Yorkshire

60m x 40m fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development.

£209,000

Funding awarded

South Hunsley School & Technology College, East Riding of Yorkshire

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development.

£295,000

Funding awarded

Beverley Longcroft High School

Beverley Longcroft High School, East Riding of Yorkshire

New full sized fenced and floodlit 3G AGP development.

£265,000

Funding awarded

Hemsworth Miners

Hemsworth Miners’ Community Football Club, Wakefield

New changing pavilion and car park development.

£555,000

Funding awarded

Tingley Athletic

Tingley Athletic Amateur Football Club, Leeds

New changing pavilion, car park and grass pitch developments.

£518,000

Funding awarded

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