Sports and Leisure

Funding to Make Swimming More Accessible (UK) 19th February 2018

Grants of funding of between £500 and £2,500 are available to innovative and sustainable projects which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible. To be eligible for a Swimathon grant organisations need to be supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon. Some of examples of groups that Swimathon Foundation Community grants will support, but are not limited to community groups, swi...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Sma...

Funding for Grassroots Football for Women and Girls and Disabled People (England) 9th February 2018

Grassroots football teams that wish to create new women and girls and disabled football teams are being offered the opportunity to apply for grants of £1,500. The grants can help clubs pay for FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and football kit and equipment through a bespoke voucher. The funding is being made available through the Football Associations “Grow the Game” programme which aims...

Capital Grants to Create Multi-Sport Facilities: Programme Opens Soon (Northern Ireland) 9th February 2018

From 1st March 2018, councils, voluntary sports clubs, voluntary/community sector organisations, schools (education authorities on behalf of schools), governing bodies of sport, companies limited by guarantee and charities will be able to apply for a capital grant of up to £1 million to create a multi-facility sports environment with a mixture of indoor and / or outdoor provision. The funding is being made available through the Sport Norther...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 6th February 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...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 2nd February 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants 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. The next closing date for applications 12th March 2018.

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund (Birmingham) 31st January 2018

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2018. The Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Since the Trust's inception in 1998 over £1.5 million has been invested in over 600 local projects. The Trust will support projects relating to: Heritage conservation: Environm...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 30th January 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing sports and leisure amenities or to build new facilities that will enable not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. The funding is being made available through the London Marathon Charitable Trust Small Grants Programme. To be eligible the...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 29th January 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to organisations that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, applicants must have in place robust business pla...

Funding for a Project that Provides Sporting Opportunities for Under Represented Groups in Society (England & Wales) 24th January 2018

A grant of £200,000 is available to a single-project that opens up sporting opportunities or increased physical activity to people who may be disabled, suffering from long-term health conditions or are part of an under-represented ethnic group or gender. Preference will be given to applications that focus on a beneficiary group not usually targeted with sports and physical activity provision. Expressions of Interest as a first stage of the a...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 23rd January 2018

Charities and state schools that want to deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London can apply for grants of up to £5,000. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. The type of activities that can be funded inc...

The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund - New Closing Date Announced (Scotland) 3rd January 2018

Foundation Scotland has announced that the closing date for the next round of The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund is the 26th March 2018. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to individuals/sole traders and constituted community groups working in Scotland with an income of no more than £100,000 per year. The fund aims to support arts, community recreation, and sports activities near a train station or with a travel or safety the...

Funding to Promote Community Walking (Scotland) 2nd January 2018

Paths for All which is a charity that promotes good heath through walking, has been awarded £40,000 by Transport Scotland to support the delivery of walking activity across Scotland and is currently seeking applications through its Heath Walk Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking. If the grant fund is oversubscribed, priority will be...

Funding for Projects that Use Innovation to Address the Challenges Facing Parks (UK) 19th December 2017

Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta are once again partnering to invite applications to a new Rethinking Parks fund that will support innovative ideas to address the challenges parks face. For this funding round not-for-profit organisation; social enterprises and local authorities will be able to apply under two different funding streams. Replication award: Grants of up to £200,000 over two years aimed at supporting organisatio...

Funding for the Provision, Maintenance and Improvement of Public Amenities (England and Wales) 15th December 2017

WREN, a Land fill operator and Environmental Body has announced that its Community Fund has re-opened for applications until 5pm on the 14th March 2018. The Community Fund makes grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public amenities in the vicinity of a landfill site. This could include Village Halls and Community Centres; Public Play Areas; Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate pa...

WREN - FCC Scottish Action Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 15th December 2017

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for Land reclamation works; Community recycling projects; The provision of public amenities and parks; Biodiversity projects; the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings. The funding is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. The fund is operated by WREN, a Land...

Funding for Community Projects (North East) 14th December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the Sir James Knott Trust is 1st March 2018. The Trust supports community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, including Hartlepool, that help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. A range of projects can be supported and the areas under which community groups can apply are: Arts and Culture; Community Issues and Events; Educat...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 13th December 2017

The Rowing Foundation has re-opened its grants programme. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages. The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 (up to 50% of the cost of the project) to help British rowing organisations, clubs and schools for rowing equipment and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwi...

Sport England Small Grants Programme (England) 10th December 2017

Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to proj...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 7th December 2017

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 1st March 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Community Facilities Grants (East Cambridgeshire) 30th November 2017

The Facilities Improvement Grant Fund has up to £10,000 available per project to develop and improve village halls, community centres, sport and leisure centres, play facilities and public open spaces. The aim of the funding is to protect and enhance the quality of life for residents within East Cambridgeshire. The funding must be used for capital expenditure only. Ongoing project running costs are not eligible. Successful applicants must...

Funding to Grow Community Tennis (GB) 30th November 2017

Clubs, local authorities and educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities, etc) have the opportunity to come together with other local partner organisations to apply for capital funding to create a community tennis network in their area. The funding is being provided through the Lawn Tennis Associations £125 million Transforming British Tennis Together Programme. The overall aim of the programme is to get more people playing t...

Football Stadia Improvement Grants (England) 29th November 2017

Coalville Town FC has just opened their brand new changing pavilion, made possible by a grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) - the largest funders of non-league football in the country. Grants are available for clubs at three levels; Football League Clubs are eligible for grant of up to £75,000 for up to 50% of eligible costs: FA National League Clubs are eligible for grant of up to £400,000 for...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 28th November 2017

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively...

Fund for Wales Opens for Applications (Wales) 28th November 2017

The Community Fund for Wales has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the following outcomes: Improving people's chances in life; Building stronger communities; Improving rural and urban environments; Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities; Preservi...

New Sports Fund for Birmingham (Birmingham) 27th November 2017

Heart of England Community Foundation has launched a new fund to support sports groups across Birmingham. Smaller voluntary and community organisations (with incomes under £250,000) helping the most disadvantaged people and communities can apply for grants of up to £2,000 from a total funding pot of £600,000. The funding will contribute to start-up costs, pilot projects and purchasing resources for a wide range of sporting activity inclu...

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund (Yorkshire) 27th November 2017

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in the areas of Harrogate, York, Ryedale or Hambleton. The Enterprise Fund offers financial and marketing assistance to not-for-profit agencies that want to set up a Bike Library in their community. The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available to loan by children. These bikes c...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 27th November 2017

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. Statutory...

Funding for Community and Sports Projects (England) 23rd November 2017

The GLL Community Foundation, which is a charitable social enterprise that manages 258 leisure centres, libraries and other community services across England, has announced that it is offering up to £5,000 cash and £5,000 worth of in kind support to community projects in areas where GLL operates.  Projects could include organising a sports tournament or improving a community library, creating a new sports league or revamping a children's pl...

YCB Discretionary Grant Scheme Launched (Yorkshire & Humberside) 21st November 2017

The Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB) has announced the re-launch of its Discretionary Grant Scheme which was originally organised by the former governing body of Yorkshire. The grant scheme consists of two elements . An Emergency Relief Fund which provides grants of up to £500 to help affiliated clubs who are not paying players with emergency repairs; vandalism; theft of cricket equipment; etc; and a Discretionary Development Grant (1 year pilot...

Football Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme (England) 17th November 2017

The Premier League Fans Fund is a three-year commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which aim to improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way football supporters engage with each other and fans' experience of the game. The Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme offers grants of up to £20,000 for projects that may range from a one off event/campaign, to a project running over a period of three years. The...

New Shale Wealth Fund to Benefit Communities Approved Safe Shale Gas Extraction Sites (selected areas of UK) 16th November 2017

Local communities across the country will be consulted on and asked to choose how they will spend up to £1 billion of additional funding on local projects; the UK Government has announced. The New ‘Shale Wealth Fund' Fund will provide up to £10 million for each local community in the vicinity of a shale gas extraction site. Communities will be able to make their own decisions on how to spend the money locally, and it is envisaged that proj...

Funding for Biodiversity and Recreation Projects (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 15th November 2017

Biffa Awards which are part of the Landfills Communities Fund has announced that grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to not for profit for biodiversity and recreation projects. This could include support site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green spaces; w...