ORPINGTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB ‘PARTNERS IN SPORT’ FUND Providing For Community Sports. Supported by the Supported by the Kent County Rugby London Borough Of Bromley – Football Union Sports Development Unit. ORPINGTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB has traditionally raised funds to help worthy causes, and each year the amount raised is increasing. 2001 saw our nominated charity - ‘Farnborough Hospital Special Care Baby Unit’ receive total donations reach over £10,000. The success of our fund raising has prompted the launch of a new scheme called ‘ Partners in Sport’. This will be a fund that is designed to encourage participation in sport and to provide the much-needed resources to help develop skills. It is our goal to help the disadvantaged, youth and disabled sports within our community and invite qualifying parties to apply for a share of this fund, to provide much-needed facilities, kit & equipment etc. London Borough of Bromley This is a fantastic example of how sport can benefit the people of the Bromley Borough, bringing clubs and communities together. The development of local sports clubs to work closer with the community is a key element in Bromley's Sports Strategy - Building Partnerships Through Sport. It demonstrates how voluntary sector sport can be used to contribute to the quality of life of the local population. Not only at an individual level, through the building of social and team skills, but also in allowing new developments to flourish through financial opportunity offered by this funding scheme. We would like to wish Orpington Rugby Club every success in their new Sports Fund.” Bromley Sports Development Unit - London Borougb of Bromley Kent County Rugby Football Union On behalf of the Kent County RFU Committee and as President of the County, I am extremely happy to offer Orpington RFC, our sincere congratulations on organising what will be their Real Ale Festival and the launch of the Orpington RFC Sports Initiative. This Club is, I believe, the first in Kent to launch such a scheme, which will be used to encourage participation in all sport and provide a resource to advance and develop the skills of participants. They are to be commended on their intention to invite, disabled persons, along with other clubs and orgainisations to apply for funding which will be used to provide essential equipment, coaching and other needs with the aim of enhancing personal skills, improving local communities and confidence in those fortunate to benefit, regardless of their age, gender or ethnic background. The more support that Orpington RFC receives from the generosity of sponsors (and it would be great to receive this), whether large from public-spirited companies or little from individuals, the more support they in turn will be able to give to others. Orpington RFC are a junior club but unlike many other sports clubs, who have much larger resources than themselves, they are outward looking and are setting an excellent example to other clubs through not only seeking the advancement of their own club and sport. Congratulations to Orpington RFC for their intention to offer financial support to others with such generosity. The game of Rugby in general and the Kent RFU in particular applauds this venture and wish them every success in this initiative and we hope that they, as a club, achieve success both on and off the field. David Briggs. President – Kent County RFU ‘ORFC – Partners in Sport’ would like to extend a special thanks to its 2002/3 sponsors. CHARCOAL INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORS, COATES LTD, BATEMAN BREWERY, ARCHERS BREWERY, STANLEY BALL LTD, PETRONIXS LTD, HOBLINGWELL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, SARACENS RFC, BANDBOX LTD, WALKERS BUILDERS MERCHANT, IEFS LTD, TONE LTD, THE DOOR COMPANY, HUNTER SECURITY LTD, BOX KLEVER, TEES LTD, & EFES BEVERAGE GROUP. HARRY DAY, JOE PAYNE, MARK HOPKINS, CHRIS DAVIDGE, LEE WILLIAMS, JOHN EARL, ROB PANKHURST, TERRY & LORRAINE COOK, MARK GARRET, SID CHRISTMAS, DEE LEACH & KIM WILLIAMS. ORPINGTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB PO Box 145, Orpington, Kent BR5 2ZY ORPINGTON RFC PARTNERS IN SPORT FUND ORFC – ‘Partners In Sport’ Application Form 2002/3 General Information Individual or Organisation Name Individual or Organisation Address Telephone Number Age Group (If individual applicant) Gender (If applicable) Please indicate in which category you fall: Youth / Disabled / Disadvantaged / Ladies Rugby. (Please give details on your disability/ disadvantage) Funding Details In what sporting discipline do you participate/intend participating in? (Please state at what level e.g. school/club/county) Who is your constituent body for this activity? What is the overall cost of this activity / project / equipment? What amount of funding is requested from this ‘Partners in Sport’ Fund? (Applications are restricted to a max. £250) When is the funding required by? If your application is successful, how is the award to be spent? (Please note that successful applicants will be required to provide proof of spend) Please state which other kinds of funding have been achieved or applied for (including any self funding)? Additional Information (Please give any additional information which you feel would help your application, please use 1 additional A4 sheet if necessary) I certify that I have read the rules & conditions of application as detailed overleaf and agree to these terms. Name Signature (Parent/Guardian if applicant is under 18yrs) Date Position (if a club or Organisation) Completed applications should be returned to Mark Hopkins, Orpington RFC, ‘Partners in Sport Fund’, Box 145, Orpington, Kent BR5 2ZY CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION Only one application for funding is permitted per annum. Successful applicants will be required to provide an ‘End of Grant Report’ to Orpington RFC. Funding is generally restricted to £250 per application. However, funding may exceed this amount in special cases. Successful applicants are required to spend this fund within 3 months of receipt. Unspent funds must be repayable upon demand. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of spending via a printed reciepts (detailing VAT where applicable). No funding is to be spent on anything other than that specified for. Orpington RFC reserve the right to release information of applications for the purpose of advertising & marketing. Wherever practical, successful applicants will permit the ‘Partners in Sport’ branding to be used on equipment and literature. Applicants will be requested to actively promote the ‘Partners in Sport’ fund whenever the opportunity arises. Applicants must either live or be based within the London Borough of Bromley or be a member of the KCRFU. The ‘Partners in Sport’ founders reserve the right to change the rules & conditions of application. For further information about the ‘Partners In Sport’ fund, please contact Mark Hopkins on 01689 823 913. Or in writing to PO Box 145, Orpington, Kent BR5 2SZ.