Sports and Leisure

Grants to Encourage Women and Girls into Sport (Scotland) 17th December 2018

Local Authorities or Scottish Governing Bodies of Sports with projects being delivered in partnership with other organisations can apply for a share of a £300,000 funding pot announced by the Scottish Government. The aim of the funding is to ensure that more women and girls are participating in sport and physical activity. The Women and Girls fund is managed by Sportscotland and the deadline for applications is Friday 25th January 2019.

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 5th December 2018

Charity 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, for example, the Baldwin Trust, Whizz-Kidz, Aspire and Riding for the Disabled Association, Scotland, all received £5,000 in 2017. Apply at any time as grant applications are con...

Grants for to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 5th December 2018

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...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 4th December 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...

Small Grants for Local Community Projects (Wales) 3rd December 2018

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced that its Local Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the local grants programme, grants of up to £2,500 are available to not-for-profit properly constituted voluntary organisations and charitable organisations working within local communities or within a town in Wales. The funding is available for projects relating to Sport; Arts; Environment; and Community. An applicant...

Development Grants for Sport (Wales) 29th November 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) 23rd November 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 to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 20th November 2018

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 £20,000 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 Youth Drama and Sports Activities (Bristol) 20th November 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available to support youth organisations in Bristol that benefit young people up to the age of 25 who face barriers to accessing sport or drama activities. The funding is being made available through the Dan Hickey Fund which is administered by the Quartet Community Foundation and is targeted at local voluntary and community organisations where a small amount of money can make a significant difference....

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 7th November 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...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Increase Access to Sport (Suffolk) 6th November 2018

Registered charities and community groups looking to provide opportunities that will increase participation in sports activity for those who struggle to access mainstream sports activities due to disability, isolation, disadvantage etc, can now apply for funding of up to £2000 from the Suffolk Community Foundation. Suffolk Community Foundation is working in partnership with Suffolk County Council, Borough and District Councils in Suffolk and...

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 24th October 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a range of expenditure, for example, equipment, publicity costs, new buildings, building repairs and improvements; vehicles;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...