Sports and Leisure

Sport England Launches New Pilot Project that Will Improve the Quality of PE (England) 24th April 2018

Sport England has announced that they are looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of Physical Education and sport. The pilot, which is in partnership with the Teaching School Council, is being put together to help shape a national programme that will offer specialist training and mentoring to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020. S...

Capital Grants to Create Multi-Sport Facilities (Northern Ireland) 18th April 2018

A new capital grants programme financed by National Lottery funds and managed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland has extended its application deadline until 4pm on the 18th May 2018. The Multi-Facility Fund aims to partially address identified sports facility deficits by contributing to targets outlined in The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation (2009-2019) – Sport Matters and supports the objectives of Sport...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th April 2018

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities have until the 1st May 2018 to 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 p...

London Together Fund (London) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available to support projects in London that use sport to bring people together from different backgrounds and strengthen local communities. The aim is to strengthen social integration within the capital. Projects can last between 12 and 24 months. The funding is being made available through the London Together Fund; a joint initiative between Comic Relief and the Mayor of London and the closing d...

New Funding for Social Integration Projects Based on Sport (London) 3rd April 2018

Grants of £25,000 to £150,000 are available through this new fund for projects that use sport to improve social integration across London by bringing people together from different backgrounds. A broad range of projects delivered by not-for-profits and social businesses within the London boundary that aim to strengthen local communities will be supported by this new initiative from Comic Relief and the Mayor of London. Projects can last betw...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 26th March 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...

Funding for Community Sports (Scotland) 23rd March 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to run sporting activities for the benefit of a range of participants from the local community. Eligible organisations that can apply include a registered community amateur sports clubs; schools or educational organisations; religious organisations Scout or Guide groups; charitable service funds of the Armed Forces; Community Interest Companies registered with The Office of the Regulator of Community Intere...

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund Opens for Applications (Yorkshire) 22nd March 2018

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in Yorkshire. 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 can be used to partake in a range of activi...

New Grant Scheme for Projects Benefitting the Physical and Mental Health of Young People (Scotland) 22nd March 2018

To mark the 2018 Year of Young People in Scotland, the National Lottery has launched the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund. The aim is to inspire young people to lead active lives and encourage positive mental health. Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are now available to support heritage, community and sports projects in Scotland that are run for and by young people aged 8 to 26 years old. Schools, voluntary or community organi...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st March 2018

Charities and state schools that want to deliver activities for children and young people during the May half-term holidays in North West London have until the 25th April to apply for grants of up to £4,000. 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 a...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 16th March 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 2nd July 2018.

Funding to Grow Community Tennis (GB) 7th March 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...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Northern Ireland) 2nd March 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Northern Ireland are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The funding is being made available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects supported include...

Funding to Get Children Active (UK) 21st February 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of the following areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. The funding is being made available through the Les Mills Fund for Children and the next clo...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 21st February 2018

The Rowing Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 11th June 2018. 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 requ...

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...

YCB Discretionary Grant Scheme Launched (Yorkshire & Humberside) 5th February 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...

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...