Funding and Support


Project Development 

Do you have an idea of a project in sport or physical activity that includes disabled people?

The Sport Nottinghamshire team can provide advice and guidence to help you develop your idea into a sucessful project. It does not matter how big or small your idea is, get in touch with us and let us help you turn your idea into a reality.

Your Idea may be:

  • Your club wants to run an Open Day to showcase your activities to disabled people in your community, but you need support with developing your volunteers or how you can promote your event to disabled people in your community.
  • You want to create a Disability Sports Club and don’t know how to start.
  • You want to develop a Buddy Scheme at your sports club to support and encourage disabled people to take part.

Inclusive Satellite Club Funding

What is a Satellite Club?

Satellite Clubs are an extension of community sports clubs that are based in a secondary school or college. They specifically target the 14-25 age group (but can also include the 11-14 age group) and are a stepping stone to a community club.  

The role of the Sport Development Officer (Disability) at Sport Nottinghamshire is to support sports clubs and to provide inclusive satellite clubs that include disabled pupils whether that is at a:

  • Special School site that provides a dedicated session for the disabled pupils
  • Mainstream School site that provides an inclusive session for disabled and non-disabled pupils.


  • You may be a Basketball Club that wants to provide an inclusive satellite club at a mainstream school. Your club could achieve this by providing an inclusive basketball zone session as your satellite session.
  • Your badminton club may want to make an existing satellite club at a school more inclusive by looking to include disabled pupils from the school.

Sport Nottinghamshire - Guide to Satellite Clubs PDF Version click here

For more information about Satellite Clubs and Funding please click here 

If you would like support and advice about setting up an inclusive satellite club please contact our Sports Development Officer (Disability): Pete Edwards



Other Funding Opportunities

Adam Millchip Foundation
Can provide financial support and assistance to disabled people who wish to participate in sports, with the aim of improving the quality of their lives.

Archer Trust

Provides funding for organisations who in one way or another provide aid or support to a defined group of needy or deserving people, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged. Grants available up to £3k.

Bruce Wake Trust

The Trust was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled. 

BT/Sunday Telegraph Paralympic Momentum Programme

Both BT and The Sunday Telegraph have for some time been proud supporters of Paralympic sport and have started the BT/Sunday Telegraph Paralympic Momentum Programme, which will give sports clubs a helping hand.Fifteen awards of £1,000 are available for sports clubs that encourage participation from people with disabilities.

Caudwell Children Enable Sport Programme 

The Caudwell Trust is inviting applications for the Enable Sport Programme. This will provide specifically designed sports equipment to enable disabled children and young people to participate in sport. Applications must be made on behalf of a particular child who must be 18 years of age or under at the time of application.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Access for Athletes — Challenged Athletes Foundation's® (CAF) flagship program — steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals. Access for Athletes surmounts financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can’t afford expensive equipment or training costs. CAF believes participating in sports not only increases challenged athletes' physical fitness and activity levels, but also enhances their confidence and self-esteem.

CLA Charitable Trust

The CLA Charitable Trust helps to provide facilities for the disabled to take part in country sports and recreation and training in agriculture and horticulture. It also promotes education in the countryside for disadvantaged children and young people.

Get Kids Going

Get Kids Going! is a National charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport.

Percy Bilton Charity

Organisations assisting disdavantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure up to a large grant value of £200.

Peter Harrison Foundation

Grants to support sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.

Richard Overall Trust

The Richard Overall Trust was created in memory of Richard who had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to help other disabled children and young people enjoy and participate in sport. It provides funding for specialist sports equipment, training, sports clothes, transport and tickets to sporting events. 

Disability Sport Development Trust - Dream It Believe It Achieve It

Established in 2010, Dream It Believe It Achieve It (DBA) recognises that athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical disabilities and supports their athletic endeavours by providing grants for training, competition and equipment needs.

Rank Foundation Small Grants

The Rank Foundation is a grant giving charitable trust which supports organisations who encourage and develop leadership amongst young people and also disadvantaged young people and those frail or lonely through old age or disability.  Grants available up to £7500.

Steven Gerrard Foundation

Registered charities within the UK that run projects working with disadvantaged children can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years through the Steven Gerrard Foundation. The primary goal of the Steven Gerrard Foundation (SGF) is to support Disadvantaged children including their education and health, Children with disabilities, Street children, Children going through family breakdown.

The Lords Taverner's Disability Sport and Play programme

Through the programme funding will be available to schools, clubs and other organisations who cater for youngsters under the age of 25 years with a physical and or learning disability. Grants will be awarded for sensory, soft play and outdoor play equipment. Grants do not generally exceed £5,000.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Foundation currently makes over 300 grants a year of which the majority are small grants (averaging £5,000). A small number of larger grants (i.e. over £10,000) are awarded each year. Primarily for those with:

  • Physical and Mental Disability: projects involving rehabilitation, (including related arts and sport programmes)
  • Rural Issues: projects providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for young disabled people;
  • Urban Deprivation