Sports and Leisure

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th 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. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th 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. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th 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. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th 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. Prio...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 17th 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. Prio...

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...

Funding for Sport for Change Projects (London) 14th February 2019

Charities working in London to improve social integration through sport-based projects can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 to support 1- or two-years work. Grants will be awarded to projects that provide regular opportunities to create sustained, meaningful relationships between participants and communities that lead to at least one of the following outcomes: Increased opportunities to regularly bring people together fro...

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 for Women’s and Disability Football Teams (England & Wales) 11th February 2019

Organisations wishing to set up women and girls football teams and disability teams have until the 28th March 2019 to apply for a grant. Funding for up to £1,500 per team are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations that are planning to set up one or more teams over the next two years. The grants can be used for facility hire, CRB checks, affiliation fees, coaching courses and promotion and publicity, etc. The fund...

Grants for Projects Promoting Physical and Mental Health (London) 31st January 2019

The first round of a new fund that aims to tackle inactivity and improve the physical and mental health of Londoners is now open for applications. Individuals and organisations are eligible to apply for localised sport and physical activity projects. Grants of up to £5,000 for a small local project or event that will take up to 12 weeks to complete and of between £25,000 and £75,000 for larger projects that will take up to 12 months are ava...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 29th January 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...

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 for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 23rd January 2019

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, app...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 21st January 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is Wednesday 25th February 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£2,000 to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar so...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th January 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...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 20th December 2018

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2019 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 6th - 20th February.

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...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 4th December 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) 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.

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 7th November 2018

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority 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 per court. G...

£3m Aspiration Fund to Help Boost Sports in the Tokyo Games (UK) 17th October 2018

Olympic and Paralympic sports outside the World Class Programme will be able to bid for additional investment to help more talented athletes compete at Tokyo 2020. The £3 million Aspiration Fund will allow sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes qualify. Sports eligible to apply for the fund include all the unfunded summer Olympic and Paralympic sports, the new sports for the Tokyo...

New Fund Announced to Help Women and Girls Get Active (Scotland) 10th October 2018

The Scottish Government and sportscotland have launched a new £300,000 Fund to help women and girls take part in sport or physical activity. Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available for projects led by Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGBs) or Local Authorities. The funding builds on the success of the Sporting Equality Fund launched in 2017, with investment going to projects including wheelchair basketball in Glasgow, netball...

Secondary Schools to Benefit from up to £13.5 Million Investment in Workforce Skills (England) 5th October 2018

Free training is now on offer to 17,000 secondary school PE teachers to help foster a more positive attitude to physical education. Up to £13.5 million is being invested by Sport England in a teacher training programme, run in partnership with the Teaching School Council, between now and 2021, offering specialist training and mentoring for teachers. Training will be offered through 150 Teaching School Alliances, with those schools taking part...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 21st September 2018

A new loan funding opportunity 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...

New Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 17th September 2018

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...

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...

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...