Sports and Leisure

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 28th January 2020

Not for profit organisations, informal groups and individuals can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 for activities that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. The funding is being made available through the Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund and will support recognised sporting activities a...

Sport England Launches New Major Event Volunteer Fund (England) 24th January 2020

Sport England has launched a new Major Event Volunteer Fund to address volunteer shortages within grassroots sports. The aim of the fund is to help national governing bodies, event hosts and other organisations make it easier and more attractive for existing volunteers at national sporting events to continue their volunteering experience in sport at a community level. The funding is available to national governing body or organisation hosting...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 23rd January 2020

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford) 10th January 2020

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainability, for e...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 9th January 2020

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...

Football Stadia Improvement Fund (England and Wales) 16th December 2019

Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground. Capital grants are available to clubs from the EFL, National League, Women’s FA National League and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System. to improve safet...

Apply for Grants of up to £50,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & Surrey) 12th December 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 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 & Surrey) 12th December 2019

Grants of between £20,001 and £250,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London and Surrey. 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, applicants must have in place robust busine...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 11th December 2019

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund 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. This is a...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 5th December 2019

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

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 14th November 2019

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.

Toyota Parasport Fund (Northern Ireland) 14th November 2019

Organisations in Northern Ireland who are working to improve the quality and quantity of sports activities for people with a disability can now apply for funding to enable the delivery of Mencap NI’s Learning Disability Awareness Training. This training will improve accessibility in sports facilities, improve the quality and quantity of sports and activities available to people with mental and physical impairments and will provide staff with...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 7th November 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 24th February 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the prov...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 30th October 2019

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...

New £10 Million Fund Launched to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 16th October 2019

A new £10 million fund has been launched which is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place. The programme will invest in facilities and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities and will aim to invest in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active, across the men’s, women’s and w...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 24th September 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 £10,000 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 the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 3rd September 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...

Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 1st August 2019

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 £5 million 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...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 30th July 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. Priorit...

Small Grants for Community Sports (Wales) 26th July 2019

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.

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 29th May 2019

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...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 17th April 2019

Loan funding 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 or other facility...