Sports and Leisure

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme and can be used to buy capital items such as portab...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 17th April 2019

Loan funding is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and revenue streams. Loans will not cover capital costs but could be an investment to support, for example, a community café or other facility...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 16th April 2019

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. This is a...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 8th April 2019

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the public good and which bene...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 8th April 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is May 27th 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equip...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 27th March 2019

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Football Foundation – Respect Scheme Now Open (England) 27th March 2019

The Football Foundation has re-opened the Respect scheme which offers FA affiliated clubs, leagues and schools the opportunity to purchase packs of Respect equipment (captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) at a 75% discount. The scheme aims to tackle issues around aggressive, sarcastic and disrespectful spectators and players and promote football. This year’s campaign is called “We Only Do Positive” and focuses on pa...

Funding for Community Sports (North-East Scotland and The Highlands) 22nd March 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in North-East Scotland and The Highlands to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and applicants need to be based in the vicinity of an Aldi supermarket. In 2017 the Fund awarded a total of £50,000 to 115 projects. Th...

Grants for Sports Kit (Wales) 21st March 2019

Applications are invited from new and existing community sports clubs (associated with any sport) for a grant towards the purchase of sports kit. The aim is to get more young people aged 13 – 19 years from Welsh Coalfield communities to play sport. Clubs and teams located within a coalfield community are eligible to apply at any time. Offered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, selected recipients will be referred to a preferred supplier t...

Grants to Promote Participation in Canoeing (UK) 21st March 2019

The Canoe Foundation aims to ‘positively change lives through canoeing' and focuses on improving accessibility to use available water and facilities. Clubs, community groups and regions with an active interest in wider canoeing participation are welcome to apply for grants that may range from £2,000 to £20,000. Most awards are for projects aimed at promoting participation for youth and disability. However, projects have also included exped...

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 20th March 2019

Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for grants of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities and could cover, for example, facilities hire or kit and equipment. To be eligible, organisations must either be in their first year of operation...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 13th March 2019

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 28th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 18th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Priorit...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th February 2019

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterw...

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund Opens for Applications (Yorkshire) 12th February 2019

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in Yorkshire keen to organise a range of activities to promote healthy living and social inclusion. Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply the freedom to ride on a safe route with family and friends. Schools, village halls, community centres, charities and so...

Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 7th February 2019

Phase One of a new fund aiming to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales has been announced. A total of £5million has been allocated between 2019 and 2022 to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration between existing community assets, such as clubs, schools and workplaces. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund will be available through...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 23rd January 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligible the project needs to be located in one or more of the 32 London Boroughs and/or the City of London, Surrey, South North...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 5th December 2018

Charity or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under, for example, the Baldwin Trust, Whizz-Kidz, Aspire and Riding for the Disabled Association, Scotland, all received £5,000 in 2017. Apply at any time as grant applications are con...

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 29th November 2018

Sports Clubs or Associations, Youth Clubs and Community Groups in Wales looking to establish a new team, develop new training facilities or purchase much needed equipment to take their project to the next level could be eligible to apply for a grant to help them. Development grants of £1,501 to £25,000 are available from Sport Wales to any group in Wales that holds it’s own bank account and is looking to further develop sport in the commun...

Small Grants for Community Sports (Wales) 23rd November 2018

Sports Clubs or Associations, Youth Clubs and Community Groups are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 towards community sports and physical recreation projects that aim to increase participation or improve standards. Offered by Sport Wales and run in partnership with the 22 Local Authorities in Wales, the Community Chest Scheme is open all year round to any group in Wales that holds it’s own bank account.

New Funds Announced for Electric Bike Revolution (Scotland) 26th June 2018

Two new funds have been announced by the Scottish Government that will aim to encourage more people to start using electric bicycles, particularly for shorter journeys. The E-bike grant fund will be open to local authorities, public sector agencies, colleges and universities to enable them to take the lead on the large-scale adoption of eBikes especially where this encourages the creation of bike pools. Further funding will be offered as inter...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 7th May 2018

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to cover capital and revenue costs for projects that help more people regardless of age, background or ability, to play more sport or to be more active more often. The focus of the Grants Programme is on adul...