Sports and Leisure

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 9th August 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 29th October 2018.

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 8th August 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a range of expenditure, for example, equipment, publicity costs, new buildings, building repairs and improvements; vehicles...

Funding for Disability Tennis Wheelchairs and Equipment (UK) 7th August 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £...

Vision for Sport in Wales and Healthy and Active Fund Announced (Wales) 1st August 2018

A new £5m fund to encourage and share ideas for helping people live healthy and active lives has just been announced. The first phase investment of £5m over three years will focus on improving physical activity levels, encouraging solutions to take advantage of collaboration, existing community assets such as clubs, schools and workplaces, and new technology. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund application process will be announced i...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 31st July 2018

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 in one or more of the 32 London Boroughs and/or the City of London, Surrey, South N...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 31st July 2018

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

Walking for Health Grants Now Available (Scotland) 31st July 2018

A fund that offers grants of up to £5,000 to projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking has opened for applications. Paths for All, a charity that promotes good heath through walking, offers the grants to support the delivery of walking activity across Scotland and will be seeking applications through its Heath Walk Fund. Constituted community groups are invited to apply with unconsti...

Cycling Grants Fund Opens for Applications (London) 31st July 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 for up to three years are available to community organisations operating within Greater London working with people who want to cycle more but who need support and encouragement to do so. Only new projects or organisations who have not applied before are eligible to apply. The aim is to provide funding to get cycling projects off the ground or appeal to a new audience. Cycling Grants London is funded by Transport for Lo...

Funding for Community Sports (Perth, Fife, Dundee and Angus) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in Stirling and Forth Valley 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. The Fund op...

Grants for Disability Tennis Equipment (UK) 11th July 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £5...

Funding for Projects that Increase Participation in Sport & Physical Activity (Scotland) 27th June 2018

Grants of between £30,000 and £70,000 are available to Scottish organisations seeking to change lives through sport and physical activity. A total of £1 million of funding is available for two-year projects that address the often complex barriers people face to taking part in sport and physical activity. The funding is being made available through the Spirit of 2012 organisation which was set up to recreate the spirit of pride and positiv...

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...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 25th June 2018

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...

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 25th June 2018

Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for one of 400 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. Run by Localgiving in partnership with the Postcode Community Trust...

Funding Available to Increase Participation in Sports (England, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 2018

Small charities and community groups with annual incomes of under £50,000 have the opportunity to access funding to deliver projects which help to overcome barriers to participation in sport and recreation. Projects benefitting from funding will either overcome barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways or increase social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities. Over 400 grants of...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 28th May 2018

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...

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 23rd May 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) 22nd May 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.

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 17th May 2018

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...

YCB Discretionary Grant Scheme Launched (Yorkshire & Humberside) 7th May 2018

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...

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...

Funding to Grow Community Tennis (GB) 7th May 2018

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...