Boxing Grants

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Boxing Grants
There are many funding opportunities for your amateur boxing program. (the teenager-boxer image by Indigo Fish from Fotolia.com)

If you want to start an amateur boxing gym or youth boxing program, then you need capital. Start up and maintenance costs for boxing programs are expensive, but there are funding agencies and foundations that specialise in aiding new boxing programs. Locally and nationally these organisations desire to help you help others partake in the "sweet science" of American boxing.

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USA Boxing

This is a national organisation that represents the United States boxing program in the Olympics and other international amateur competitions. USA Boxing receives funding from many national donors. Membership with the USA Boxing organisation puts you and your program in direct contact with these donors. The Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Foundation Center are examples of different agencies you will have access to. Contact USA Boxing through their website to apply for membership.

Every year USA Boxing itself offers grant opportunities for small gyms and programs. You can apply directly to USA Boxing instead of using them as an intermediary. For the 2010-2011 period the organisation has £126,548 in grant awards. Membership is a requisite for consideration when applying for these grants.

Golden Gloves of America, Inc.

Golden Gloves is a charitable organisation that promotes amateur boxing in the USA. Golden Gloves became famous through the support and sponsorship of local gyms, tournaments and amateur programs. Golden Gloves has many different sponsors, contacts and methods of supporting your gym and/or program. Contact Golden Gloves directly through their website and speak with them about your plans. Their mission is to make programs like yours prosperous.

Local Grant Opportunities

Your local community offers different grant opportunities for health and youth promotion. Simply perform a Google search with your community name and the words "grants for youth sports." Several links will appear and you can research exactly what your particular community has to offer in terms of funding opportunities. Every community is different, but most have local businesses and organisations willing to donate and sponsor a good program for their youth.

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