Sports and Leisure

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 22nd October 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 No...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 22nd October 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...

£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...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 11th October 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...

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...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 5th October 2018

Schools, sports clubs, local authorities, and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding 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 bodies and education establishments will specifically need to provid...

Funding for Community Sports (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 3rd October 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in Glasgow and West Central Scotland 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 Fu...

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 28th September 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...

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...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 17th September 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...

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...

Free Football Kit and Equipment for Primary Schools (England and Wales) 10th September 2018

Teachers of pupils aged 5-11 years old in Primary schools across England and Wales can apply for free resources, including football kit and equipment, to enable them to deliver exciting, active classroom sessions and PE lessons. All Primary schools that have not already joined the Premier League Primary Stars scheme are eligible to apply. The scheme is run in partnership with Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation. The closing date is F...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 10th September 2018

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish 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. Grants w...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 5th September 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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...