Courts for Communities: Court Award
We believe that children all around the world should have access to a safe place to play. A place where honesty, respect, hard work, teamwork, and fun merge together and are rewarded.
This year, our Sport Court Courts for Communities program is proud to announce a court funding program. Connor Sport Court International will fund a court surface for a not-for-profit, sport for development organization.
We want to reward a sport for development organization that has built a long-term, sustainable sport for development program by awarding them a professional quality playing surface for their athletes. This award will be made to an organization that has created a solid organizational framework and built the extensive networks needed for success. To learn more about the Criteria for Court Award and Application Process please continue reading or visit our FAQs.
- Not-for-profit: we ask that your organization be a not-for-profit organization, and have some type of classification under your countries tax codes to verify.
- Established: we ask that your organization be established, and have at least 5 years of history of increasing Sport for Development impact.
- Funded: we ask that your organization have a strong source of ongoing funding. Our goal is for this court to have programing for the long-term and to allow you to expand your programming.
- Local support: we ask that you have the support of the local government, community or other local aide organizations, we have learned that community buy-in is key to property investment.
- Land/facility: we ask that you have unrestricted, long-term lease or ownership to the land or facility where we will build the court.
- Additional Consideration: Collaboration, long-term impact, total reach, programing uniqueness.
We want you to focus on impacting kids, not filling out paperwork. We have a brief online form that will help us determine if you are a good match for the program. If you are determined to be a match, we will ask you to submit additional information and a more formal proposal.
If your organization meets the criteria outlined above and is interested in applying for the court award, please click here to apply. Deadline for 2014 award is September 15th, award finalist will be announced at Beyond Sport Summit in Soweto, South Africa.
Do you have application deadlines for Letters of Inquiry?
Yes, for the 2014 grant, the application deadline is September 15th.
What happens after I apply?
After you submit your application we will notify you by e-mail of the receipt. If you are in the final consideration for funding, than 15-days following the application deadline, we will contact you with an initial decision. If you have not heard from us please e-mail us at [email protected] and refer to your organzations name and grant submission date. If you are asked to follow up with a full proposal, a member of our team will be in contact with you about how to proceed.
May we apply if the project is outside the United States?
Yes. we are considering projects from all across the world.
Does Connor Sport Court make grants to individuals?
No. We only make them to not-for-profit organizations.
How large is the court?
Court surfaces vary greatly depending on the sport, we are prepared to provide one-court for whatever sport your organization focuses on.
May I apply by mail?
We strongly encourage using the online application system. If for some reason you cannot access the online grant application form, please e-mail [email protected] and we will send you a paper application to return.
What if I have a question?
If you have a question please e-mail the question to [email protected] and we will respond quickly.