Sports and Leisure

Grants to Improve and Develop Cycling Facilities (England) 28th October 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available to charities, clubs, community organisations, and education establishments for the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. The Places to Ride: small grants programme can support improvements to an existing cycling facility, developing a learn to ride area, providing cycle storage solutions or purchasing equipment to support those fr...

Sport England Launches New £16.5 Million Fund To Support Sport and Physical Activities during the Covid-19 pandemic (England) 23rd October 2020

Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund, is made up of three parts: a £10m small grants which will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment; a £5m Co...

Funding for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2020

Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to ma...

Hardship Fund Reopens for Sports Clubs (Northern Ireland) 8th October 2020

The Sports Hardship Fund has re-opened to help sports clubs and other organisations in Northern Ireland delivering sporting activities, who are still experiencing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This phase of funding will provide grants of £2,000 for new applicants, and now applies to sports clubs that are struggling because of the increased costs of hiring as well as owning or leasing facilities. Grants of £1,000 may also b...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 2nd October 2020

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and West Central Scotland to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Previous projects supported have included wheelchair sports clubs and special Olympics events. Applicants to the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund must be located where there is currently an Aldi store....

£14 Million Sport & Leisure Recovery Fund (Wales) 29th September 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a £14 million funding package to support the sport and leisure sector. The Sport and Leisure Recovery Fund will support the sector with the ongoing challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and help with longer-term planning and sustainability. The Fund will provide essential support to sports clubs and organisations, independent providers and sporting events who have all faced significant challenges during...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 14th September 2020

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...

Magic Little Grants 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th August 2020

Online fundraising platform Localgiving has announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme is now open for applications. Small charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £500 to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. A total of 900 grants will be av...

Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 13th August 2020

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...

£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 31st July 2020

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for funding to improve the environments where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in facilities and equipment ahead of England hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities. The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants P...

£15 Million Investment to Improve Dedicated Cycling Facilities (England) 30th July 2020

British Cycling and Sport England are working closely to develop a national network of cycling facilities across England through a £15 million investment programme from the UK Government. The Places to Ride programme will provide funding to any not-for-profit organisation that is developing cycling activity in their community through new or improvement of existing dedicated cycling facilities. The programme will support small-to-medium-scale...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 28th July 2020

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.

Funding to Empower Marginalised Women and Girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi through Sport (UK) 23rd July 2020

Comic Relief, in partnership with the Scottish Government, are launching phase 2 of their Levelling the Field Programme which uses sport to address social issues experienced by the most marginalised women and girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi. Levelling the Field II will build on the strengths and learning from Phase I to empower women and girls through the development of essential life skills, fostering confidence and improving their self-es...

£4 Million Fund to Save and Rebuild Community Sport Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (Wales) 13th July 2020

Sports Wales have launched a £4 million fund to help protect Grassroots sports clubs and community organisations in Wales that are at risk of closing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and help them prepare to re-start activities safely. The Be Active Wales Fund has two main priorities: to ‘protect’ clubs and organisations that are at immediate financial risk and need support by providing grants of between £300 and £5,000; and ‘prepare...

Funding for Sporting Opportunities in Deprived and Physically Inactive Areas (West Midlands) 26th June 2020

Community clubs and organisations can apply for funding to support sporting activity within deprived and disadvantaged communities. This can include people living in poverty, black, asian minority ethnic communities, disabled people, and people with long-term health conditions. Funding from Active Black Country’s Tackling Inequalities Fund is provided by Sport England and will consist of two streams of funding: “Local” funding of between...

Funding to Tackle Inequalities in Sport and Physical Activity in Under-Represented Groups (Yorkshire and the Humber) 18th June 2020

Active Humber has received £80,000 from the Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities fund to distribute to community groups to help reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and tackle the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity in under-represented groups. The main focus of the Fund is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on activity levels in under-represented groups, such as Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, disabled...

£1 Million Crowdfunding Support for Sports Clubs And Organisations (England) 18th May 2020

Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through the fundraising platform Crowdfunder. Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis. Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfund...

Funding to Improve the National Cycle Network in Scotland (Scotland) 5th May 2020

Constituted community groups can apply for grants of £2,500 for projects which will make artistic and aesthetic improvements along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to travel by bike or foot. Sustrans’ Scotland ArtRoots Fund encourages the showcasing of local talent and expression for youngsters through their arts, and encourages local communities to shape their local environment and b...

£195 Million Package to Help the Sport and Physical Activity Sector Through Coronavirus (UK) 14th April 2020

Sport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and activity sector cope with the short and long-term impact of the coronavirus. The emergency package is made up of a £20 million Community Emergency Fund; £5 million for existing partners who are facing specific financial difficulty; £55 million to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active, and to help organisations get back to business after coron...

Sport Wales Launches £400,000 Emergency Fund (Wales) 8th April 2020

In response to the coronavirus, a new £400,000 fund has been launched by the Welsh Government and Sport Wales to support voluntary sports clubs which have been affected by the coronavirus. The Emergency Relief Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000 and will be targeted at clubs who are already facing significant challenges, particularly those that suffered flood damage caused by storms Dennis and Ciara. The aim of the Fund is to provide im...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Help Repair Damage to Sports Pitches and Facilities (England) 20th February 2020

Sport England has announced that it has launched a new fund to help repair damaged sports pitches and facilities damaged by storms Ciara and Dennis. Local authorities and community sports organisations are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to pay for emergency repairs. The grants, which will come from Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, can be provided in as little as three weeks. The grants could typically be used to...

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...

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...

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...