Sports and Leisure

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 22nd May 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, aiming to increase participation in row...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations, including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and the West 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 to be eligible, projects must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. Stores in the Glasgow areas include Ruthergle...

Grants to Help Get People Back on their Bikes this Summer (England) 20th May 2024

Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer. The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experienc...

Funding to Help Sports Clubs to Become More Energy Efficient (Wales) 20th May 2024

Sport Wales has announced that its Energy Saving Grants programme will reopen to applications on the 22nd May 2024. Grants of up to £25,000 will be available to help sports clubs become more energy-efficient and sustainable. The funding can be used towards energy-saving measures such as installing solar panels or better insulation, installing energy-efficient LED lighting and motion sensors, improving heating and hot water systems, and sustai...

Funding Available to Increase Opportunities for Young People in Disadvantaged Areas to Play Sport (Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, Greater London & West Midlands) 17th May 2024

Local community groups and sports clubs working in deprived areas of Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, Greater London, and the West Midlands can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund (AIPFF). The fund, which is administered by Access Sport, aims to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play sport. Projects should focus on including young people (up to the age of 25) who would ot...

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Announces Funding Round (Wales) 8th May 2024

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced that it is now accepting grant applications from registered charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales. The Trust's aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals who reside and work in Wales, by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental, and community-based projects. The Trust generates its income through a levy on every ticket purcha...

New Funding Programme to Encourage People to Get Active (England) 30th April 2024

Sport England has launched a new fund to encourage more people to get active. The Movement Fund, worth £160 million over the next four years, will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to provide physical activity opportunities for the people and communities who need it the most. Eligible projects could receive up to £15,000 to cover a wide range of costs and items that will help deliver positive change, particularly for those fac...

Grants of up to £80,000 to Improve Spaces for Sport (London) 22nd April 2024

Grants of between £10,000 and £80,000 are available to improve sports spaces and inspire activity in London. The funding is available through London Marathon Group’s Active Spaces Fund to support community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations to improve and create spaces where children' young people and marginalised groups and communities can participate in sport and physical activity. Funding will support capital and/or...

Funding Available to Improve Grass Football Pitches (England) 17th April 2024

Community football clubs in England can apply for funding to improve their pitches thanks to the 'Power Up Your Grass Pitch' campaign. Launched by the Premier League, the FA, and the Football Foundation, the initiative aims to improve over 20,000 pitches by 2030. To support the campaign, the Football Foundation has developed an app called 'PitchPower'. This online tool empowers community football clubs and organisations to conduct their own g...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 12th April 2024

Organisations such as local authorities, schools, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £200,000 to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be £250,000 (up to 75% of project costs). Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities for the public good and that benefit the community. Priority will be given to proj...

Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd April 2024

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) throughout the United Kingdom can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to the Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to provide opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their...

Funding for Youth Sports & Activity Programmes (London) 13th March 2024

Grants up to £40,000 will soon be available to charities, community groups, and voluntary organisations delivering sport and physical activity to underserved children and young people in London. The funding is made available through the Go! London Foundation Grants programme, which aims to transform the lives of young people aged 4-24 through sport and activity, and improve the sustainability of the groups delivering these activities. Grants...

Grants to Help Get People Back on their Bikes this Summer (England) 21st February 2024

Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer. The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experienc...

£7.5 Million in Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 20th February 2024

£7.5 million of National Lottery funding is available to support sports clubs and community organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help improve their resilience and sustainability. Sport England’s Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. The initiative will support not-for-profit organisations impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as w...

Football Foundation Announces Funding Opportunities for 2024 (England & Wales) 12th January 2024

Grassroots football clubs, charities, community and voluntary groups, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to improve the facilities of grassroots football clubs in England. The Football Foundation, supported by funding from the Premier League, The FA, and the Government, provides grants of up to £25,000 for everything from new goalposts, to changing pavilions, grass pitches that can be...

£30 Million Fund to Deliver Pitches Supporting Women's & Girls' Football (England) 5th December 2023

In recognition of the Lionesses' success at the Euros and World Cup, the Government and the Football Association has announced a new £30million fund to support grassroots women's football. The Lionesses Futures Fund will deliver approximately 30 new state-of-the-art 3G pitches at sites supporting women’s and girls’ teams across England. Women's and girls' only evenings and priority booking options for women's and girls' teams will be intr...

Support for Grassroots Football Clubs, Leagues and Volunteers (England) 27th September 2023

The Utilita Football Re-booted initiative, in partnership with Team Grassroots, is making funding available to support grassroots football clubs, leagues and volunteers. Utilita is a UK-based energy company that also sponsors several football clubs and competitions in the UK. The Grassroots Fund is open to both clubs and leagues that are FA accredited and in need of financial assistance to make a big difference. Support will be tailored to mee...

Funding Available to Increase Opportunities for Young People in Disadvantaged Areas to Play Sport (Greater Manchester, Greater London Oxfordshire and West Midlands) 26th July 2023

Local community groups, sports clubs, and charities working in deprived areas of Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, Greater London, and the West Midlands can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund (AIPFF). Larger grants may be possible in some circumstances. The fund is provided by Access Sport, a charity that works to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play sport. Projects...

Funding to Provide Access to Bikes for Young People (Scotland) 26th May 2023

Local Authorities, schools, community groups and third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to provide children and young people with access to bikes. Delivered by Cycling Scotland, and funded by Transport Scotland, the Access to Bikes for Young People Funding Programme aims to support independent travel, reduce inequalities and improve health for disadvantaged young people, including young carers, care-exper...

£10 Million Loan Fund Available to Improve Gymnastic Clubs (England) 18th April 2023

£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. M...

Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 27th January 2023

Sport England is now accepting applications for funding to repair flood-damaged facilities from community sports clubs and non-profit organisations affected by recent floods. The Small Grants Programme, which will focus on areas covered by the Active Partnership network, including Energise, Active Black Country, Birmingham Sport, Herefordshire & Worcester, Active Gloucestershire, Wesport, and Active Dorset, will provide grants of up to £15,00...

Government Announces Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme (UK) 17th January 2023

The UK government has announced £168 million investment in England by 2025 via the Football Foundation to improve sports facilities and pitches. Additionally, £18.1 million will be invested in Scotland, £12.6 million in Wales, and £6.29 million in Northern Ireland by 2025, with each country's funding delivered in partnership with their respective Football Association. The funding will target mainly deprived areas and at least 40% of the in...

Grants to Improve Facilities for Grassroots Football Organisations (England) 22nd December 2022

Grassroots football clubs, charities, community and voluntary groups, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations providing men's football in England can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to purchase equipment and improve their facilities. Funded by the Premier League, the FA and the Government's Football Foundation, the Small Grants programme will support smaller capital items and projects, and the maintenance/improvement of fac...

Grants to Support Cricket Clubs to Become More Welcoming & Inclusive (England & Wales) 22nd November 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support cricket clubs in England and Wales to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive. The funding is made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board through the ECB County Grants Fund to help affiliated cricket clubs create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women and girls and those with disabilities, and to help clubs ta...

Loan Fund Investing in New & Improved Gymnastic Clubs (England) 23rd September 2022

£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. M...

Funding Boost for Multi-Sport Facilities (England) 26th August 2022

The Football Foundation has announced its plan to commit approximately £92 million over the next three years, into multi-sport projects that support both football and an additional sport, such as rugby, cricket, netball, and basketball. As part of this investment, the Foundation’s PitchPower app will now be available to community clubs and organisations across cricket, rugby league, and rugby union as well as football to enable them to carr...

Grants of Up to £5,000 to Support Sports for the Disabled (South West England and Wales) 24th June 2022

Organisations that help people who are physically disabled or visually impaired in South West England or Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help pay towards sporting activities, training courses, sporting equipment, or costs towards achieving a physical challenge. The funding is being made available though the Sports Foundation for the Disabled and is open for applications from both to groups supporting disabled individuals and dis...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 25th May 2022

To celebrate the success of Team GB BMX at the Olympics, Access Sport is offering BMX bike clubs grants of £500 to run open days that enable thousands of beginners to try out BMX across the UK. Funding will give clubs the opportunity to try to remove barriers to inclusion by opening their tracks up to the public or promoting the club to a new audience, particularly in deprived areas. Access Sport are also offering grants of £500 to inspire m...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Grass Football Pitches (England) 30th March 2021

To prevent the cancellation of thousands of football matches in England each year, the Football Foundation has launched a new £14 million fund to improve and maintain the quality of grass pitches. The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund will provide eligible grassroots clubs, leagues, charities and National League System Clubs (Step 1-6) a grant of £2,500 to enhance pitches that are considered 'poor' or 'basic', or £750 to help them sustain pitche...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 18th February 2021

Charities 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. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.