BEF Hoof Capital Funding 2016 – Applications Now Open

BEF Hoof Capital Funding 2016 – Applications Now Open

Are you a BRC Club or Centre looking to improve your riding establishment in order to enhance participation?

Over the last three years the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has invested over £500,000 into riding centres and organisations to help increase participation in equestrian sports. The Hoof Capital Funding scheme is provided by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport through the Government agency, Sport England.

The BEF has launched its 2016 Capital Funding programme on 1 April and will again provide two schemes, both designed to support the development of equestrian facilities that will contribute to helping increase participation of riding, driving and vaulting in England.

Bids submitted should be for no less than £1,000 and no more than £25,000, whilst the preferred bid level is between £10,000 and £15,000. Grants will be awarded to those projects that can clearly deliver increased participation for equestrianism and have a positive sustainable impact to their local community.

Projects which are awarded funding will need to demonstrate the funded project is able to be completed by 31st March 2017.

If you are interested in applying for funding, expressions of interest (Stage 1) should be received by the British Equestrian Federation by Friday 29th April 2016.

All applicants will be notified by Monday 9th May 2016 whether their expression of interest has been successful or not. Successful applicants will then be required to submit a full application (Stage 2) by Friday 3rd June 2016. Confirmation will be given to successful applicants after this second stage by Friday 20th June 2016.

For application forms and further information please visit the Hoof website.

The BHS has a Fundraising Team that is here to help our Approved Centres and Riding Clubs to access funding that is available by providing the following service:

  • A telephone or email consultation service
  • Advice on your eligibility for funding
  • Proof reading and amending of application forms
  • Supplying a letter or statement of support for your application

You can contact them on 02476 840 468 or