Sports and Leisure

Funding to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 5th May 2022

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for grants of up to £15,000 to improve the environment where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in kit, equipment and facility improvements that make rugby accessible and welcoming, and encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with the game and get active. This could include refurbishing club hou...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (North-East Scotland, Highlands and Islands) 26th April 2022

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in North-East Scotland, Highlands and Islands 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 Central Scotl...

Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £500 are available to community groups across the UK to start offering football or expand their existing provision to under-represented young people. The Barclays Community Football Fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequalities in the participation in sport and physical activity. This includes culturally diverse communities, young people w...

Additional Funding as Places & Spaces Fund Goes Nationwide (England) 15th April 2022

Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund is to receive an additional £3.5 million of National Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport as part of a legacy from this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Originally supporting organisations from the West Midlands, the fund has been extended to help community sport and physical activity groups across other areas in England to make small-scale facility improv...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 13th April 2022

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 25th June 2022. 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 or...

Funding for Non-League & Women’s Football Clubs to Make Stadium Improvements (England) 4th April 2022

Non-League and Women’s League Football Clubs in England can apply for a share of £16 million in funding to make improvements to their stadiums. The funding, The funding, which can be obtained up to the end of next season, is being made available through the Premier League Stadium Fund to enable clubs that play in the National League System (Step 1-6) and the Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1-4) to improve and develop their grounds. This co...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 1st April 2022

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 benef...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 29th March 2022

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...

Emergency Funding for Storm-Damaged Community Sports Facilities (England) 1st March 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to sports clubs, education establishments and others for the repair of storm-damaged community sports facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, etc. The funding which is being made available through Sports England Storm Relief Fund could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched (England) 11th January 2022

Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to community organisations; including schools in support of new projects that inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active. The funds could be used for things such as facility...

Funding to Improve the National Cycle Network in Scotland (Scotland) 5th January 2022

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...

New Funding to Improve Sporting Facilities & Access to Community Sport (West Midlands) 26th November 2021

Sport England is investing £6.5million of National Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport across the West Midlands as part of a legacy from next summer’s Commonwealth Games. The investment is made up of two funds to help community sport and physical activity groups tackle inactivity in local communities and engage underrepresented groups, such as people on lower incomes and disabled people. The...

New Campaign Launched to Transform Grass Football Pitches (England) 12th November 2021

The Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation have announced the launch of their 'Power Up Your Grass Pitch' campaign, to transform the state of grass football pitches in England. The aim is to improve over 7,000 grass pitches by 2024 and 20,000 by 2030, to ensure the 12 million grassroots football players across the country have great places to play. To support the campaign, the Foundation has developed an app which is n...

Funding to Encourage Communities Disproportionately Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Become Active (England) 8th October 2021

Sport England are making a further £20 million in funding available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active. This includes lower socio-economic groups, culturally d...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 28th September 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

Additional £5 Million in Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 14th September 2021

An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs, charities and other comm...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 20th August 2021

To celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions and 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 al...

Premier League Launches Defibrillator Fund for Grassroots Facilities (England) 6th July 2021

The Premier League has announced that it will provide funding for the implementation of more than two thousand defibrillators at grassroots football clubs and facilities in England. Working in partnership with the Football Foundation and the FA, a first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will provide defibrillators in time for the start of the 2021/22 season to Football Foundation funded facilities which are currently without a lif...

Funding to Help People with Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Conditions Get Active (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th May 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity, Versus Arthritis are making grants of up to £5,000 available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people get active. The Charity has teamed up with Sport England to help distribute £100,000 in funding to increase the availability of exercise opportunities for people with arthritis and musculoskel...

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.

Additional Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 22nd January 2021

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs and organisations in England a...

Funding to Improve Access to Sport (Wales) 6th November 2020

Not-for-profit sport clubs and organisations delivering community sport and physical activity can apply for funding of between £300 and £50,000 to address inequality in access to sport and improve the sustainability of community sport. This can include improving and adapting facilities, using technology to engage more participants, upskilling of volunteers, and targeting underrepresented groups, etc. The funding is being made available throu...