What Evidence do you have that there is a need for your Sports Project? This is a question many funding schemes will ask you. If you're not sure how to answer. Funding4Sport have some suggestions.
For a funding update from Sport England relating to the East Midlands see the Power Point below which was recently presented by James Buller (Relationship Manager) at the CIMSPA East Midlands CPD event.
Each year grants totalling about £2.5 million are made to a wide range of charities. There are three levels of grant:
- Small – up to £5,000
- Medium – £5,001 to £25,000
- Large – over £25,000
The majority of grants given are £5,000 or below. The deadline is ongoing.
The Community Sports Fund (CSF) is a grant aid scheme aimed at helping local sports clubs and organisations by supporting projects that encourage additional people to get involved in sport, or retain those who would otherwise cease to be involved.
The award is a maximum of £1500 for Clubmark clubs (£1000 for other organisations and clubs that haven’t achieved Clubmark) and only one application will be considered in any financial year.
Awards will be made to successful applicants to help with costs such as coaching fees, facility hire, equipment costs and publicity costs. This must be spent within 12 months. Deadline June 7th 2013
Councillors in Nottinghamshire often have funds they can pass on to local groups or individuals. You will need to contact them directly regarding this.
Grants of up to £2,000 (more may be considered) for groups that aim to bring the community closer together through facilities for sport, recreation and other leisure time activities. Applies to a geographic location near to East Midlands Airport including South Nottingham, West Bridgford, Beeston and Keyworth.
The County Funds give local communities the opportunity to get proactive about the future of their outdoor recreational spaces. Applications are community led, and allow volunteers to come together and create a plan for the recreational space in their community and then work together to make it happen
Up to £2,000 awards for groups that provide educational diversionary or out of school activities for children and young people, or who are looking to improve the health and welfare of older and vulnerable people.
Grants of £100 - £500 for groups in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire to promote and encourage sporting activities.
The Nottingham General Dispensary is a medical charity where grants are awarded to groups for the purpose of assisting individuals resident in the City and County of Nottinghamshire.
Sport England’s ring-fenced £25m Active Colleges fund opens on 1 October. Pre-application workshops will take place in London on 24 September to help those interested in applying to get a fuller understanding of the criteria and procedure.
The Community Sport Activation Fund is a £40 million Lottery revenue fund developed to support grassroots activity at a very local level.
The Fund was designed in response to demand and will aim to unlock potential and resources. We will not prescribe how projects will deliver but will invest in what works best in different areas, based on local evidence.
Over the next five years, the Improvement Fund will invest £45m of National Lottery funding into medium-sized projects that will improve the quality and experience of sport.
This will be distributed via five funding rounds with £3m available this year (2012/2013), £9m in 2013/2014 and £11m per year in 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.
The Inclusive Sport Fund has been set up by Sport England with £8 million of National Lottery Funding. It will invest in programmes designed to grow the number of disabled young people (age 14+) and adults regularly playing sport.
The Sport England Small Grants Programme uses lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Current priorities are increasing adult participation and stopping 16-19 year olds from dropping out of sport.
Sportsmatch aims to encourage new sponsorship of grassroots community sport by matching match sponsorship from the commercial sector as well as donations from private individuals or charitable trusts. Will award between £1,000 and £100,000.
Grants of £20,000 to £50,000 for community groups, sports clubs, parish councils etc towards building modernisation, outdoor lighting, outdoor sports surfaces or sports equipment. (£20,000-150,000 available for Local Authorities)
£20,000 to £50,000 available for improving pitches, creating playing field land, bringing disused fields back into use and supporting community and voluntary groups to protect playing fields.
£250,000 to £3,000,000 available towards world leading sports facilities.
Over £160,000 per year available in Nottinghamshire for schemes that encourage 14-25 year olds into sport. Funding available for 6 weeks of activity and can be used to pay for coaching, equipment, marketing, facility hire or transport.
Grants of £300 - £10,000 available and will support projects that aim to create ‘Healthier and more active people and communities”. May not be suitable for all sports based projects, who would be better served by Sport England’s small grants scheme.
Bag 4 Sport is a social enterprise that supports colleges, sports clubs, schools, youth clubs, communities and charities by turning unwanted clothing into useful cash.
BBC Children in Need awards millions of pounds each year to organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. PLEASE NOTE: Next Grant Application deadline is Spring 2013 to allow us to make exciting changes to our grant making.
Reaching Communities has two strands:
- Revenue and small capital – funding from £10,000 to £500,000 for revenue projects and/or smaller capital projects up to £50,000.
- Buildings – funding of between £100,000 and £500,000 for large capital projects.
Grants of £250, £500 or £1,000 awarded to community sports clubs to improve facilities, coaching, equipment or aid sustainability.
This grants programme is about helping groups who respond to local need. They are also proactive in developing ideas and projects that address key issues such as worklessness, isolation, skills, sector development and sustainability. Grants available of up to £10k.
Grants of £10,000 - £100,000 are now available to community groups who aim to increase access to sport and exercise for people who face social exclusion and isolation.
The Communitybuilders Fund is looking to invest £2.5 million in some of the best, most promising examples of sustainable, community regeneration projects in England.
A national money saving scheme that that offers sports clubs mandatory rate relief and allows them to claim gift aid on voluntary donations.
Community First is an £80m government-funded initiative that will run for four years, until March 2015.
We live in tough economic times. As local authorities react by reining in their budgets, it’s often local community groups that feel the impact. That’s why The Co-operative Community Fund is so vital. All funds are allocated via your local area committee who look at each application on its own merit.
Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note we are not able to support individuals.
Funding is available between £1,000 and £10,000
Provide one-off cash donations, although they are prepared to receive a further application after a period of one year.
They are inclined to resist funding an individual salary but are prepared to consider making a donation towards general running costs. There is no limit on the size of grant. Every application is considered on its own merits.
Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants available up to £10,000.
The Foundation funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales. Seventy percent of our funding is for core costs, and our focus is on supporting underfunded charities that can make a significant difference to the lives of disadvantaged people by helping them to play a fuller role in the community.
Paths for Communities (P4C) is a funding scheme set up to develop and enhance the network of Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England in order to deliver benefits to rural areas. Local community partnerships are eligible to bid to Natural England for funds
Health Trust supports the distribution of good causes money Raised by 51 community interest companies through society lotteries under the The Health Lottery brand.
£500 - £10,000 grants available to small organisations, charities and community groups for projects that aim to increase people’s participation in sport.
The People’s Millions 2013 is now open for applications. Up to £50,000 is available for local community based projects.
The Pfizer UK Foundation donates £1 million in grants each year to community projects addressing health inequalities experienced by thousands of people across the UK.
Up to £1,000 available for amateur sports clubs.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new grants fund worth £1.23 million. Designed to be quick and easy to use, nominations can be made by charities as well as Santander customers and staff.
Spacehive is the world's first funding platform for neighbourhood improvement projects. We make it as easy to fund a new park or playground for your area as buying a book online.
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.
The Foundation is interested in funding work which benefits people in the following groups, or generalist work which includes significant numbers from more than one such group such as: Asylum-seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality); Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people; Gypsies and Travellers; Migrant workers; Offenders and ex-offenders; Older people; People experiencing mental health problems; People experiencing violence or abuse.
The Explore Fund, from The North Face, is a financial support-giving program committed to supporting nonprofit, community organisations that break down the barriers to getting youth outdoors.
The main objective of the Trustees' grant-making is to assist and encourage development and change. It follows that most grants will be of capital or one-off nature, but the Trustees sometimes agree to help fund the introduction of new and innovative projects with a series of up to 3 annual grants. Few grants exceed £5,000 and most of them go to charities where they can make an impact. We do not support large or national appeals.
We are a medium-sized grant maker, awarding around 300 grants totalling circa £2 million each year.
Village SOS began in 2010 when six enterprising UK rural villages won Big Lottery Fund investment of around £400,000 to revive their communities through new business ventures, up to £50K available for villlages in rural locations.
Women’s Sport TrustThe Women’s Sport Trust offers an annual grants scheme and also hold a small Quick Reaction Fund (QRF). The size of grants they have available depend entirely on the amount donated the previous year. In 2013 they will have four tiers of grants available at £500, £1,000, £2,000 and £5,000 which will be awarded on a discretionary basis. (In exceptional circumstances we may consider awarding a grant in excess of £5,000.)
Each month, Waitrose branches around the country will distribute £1,000 between three local projects, through its ‘community matters’ giving initiative.
Wooden Spoon’s objective is to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through its commitment to quality charitable work throughout the UK. Organisations or charities in the UK are eligible to apply. Grants available of up to £100k.
These will operate in different areas of Nottinghamshire, so check the guidance carefully.
Grants of £5,000 to £50,000 available to projects that improve the quality of, or create parks, play areas, green spaces or sports facilities for teenagers and children in order to improve quality of life.
Grants of £250 - £5000 for not for profit community groups to improve a local amenity, including sports clubs.
Local groups can apply for funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects.
Grants of up to £60,000 to projects that make improvements to community facilities including sports facilities.
Young Person’s Volunteering Fund is the name of SITA Trust's funding programme to support volunteering projects which transform community amenities and green spaces. Projects must be led and delivered by 14-25 year olds.
Small grants (up to £15,000) and main grant scheme (up to £500,000) to improve public amenities, including sports facilities.
Applications can be made for up to £3000 towards the installation of non-turf pitches, practice ends and nets. Next round of funding opens in 2013.
Each monthly winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and is entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000, all donated by Barclays Spaces for Sports.
We’ve created a grant scheme for everyone who’s involved in community football. With up to £75,000 available this year, we want to help you out by awarding cash grants to the most deserving clubs throughout the UK.
The Premier League (PL) has committed £6 million per year for the next three years into a ring fenced facility pot, to be called the Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF), to be accessed by professional clubs through their community organisations and managed and administered by the Football Foundation (FF).
Grants are awarded to applicants to be used to support the teacher to gain an FA qualification that will assist them to run an out of hours football activity/school team.
Various schemes available to support football activities, including:
- Grant (£50-000 - £500,000)
- Build the Game, small facilities projects (up to £50,000)
- Grow the Game, to increase football participation (up to £5,000)
- Extra Time, to increase physical activity and social opportunities for those aged 60+
The FA has teamed up with the Football Foundation to provide funding towards the installation of 9v9 goalposts as part of The FA’s Youth Development Review.
£500 available for Golfmark status clubs.
HSBC Golf Roots Plus is a new grant-aid scheme that will provide funding for projects where the development of life skills is the primary purpose using golf as the catalyst. The scheme provides up to £2,500 of project funding to local delivery partners such as a youth services, local authorities, police services or partnership of schools.
£10,000 to £75,000 grants for projects that have been supported by England Hockey.
Mark Lees Foundation (Rowing) The MLF is a regulated charity acting as a hardship fund dedicated to supporting male and female rowers who are in full or part-time education or those who are in part-time or no regular employment and are aspiring to achieve the highest standards of rowing.
RFU has a a signposting page for funds related to the development of Rugby.
Grants of £300 – £2,500 to organisations to allow them to help more people participate in swimming.
Provides funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis, etc, as well as training and competition expenses to physically challenged individuals.
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.
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.
The Trust was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled.
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.
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.
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.
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! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ASDA Sporting Chance will be allocating everyone of their stores with two budding young local athletes. Through SportsAid, they will provide each one of these young sportsmen and women with a grant every year until 2013.
The Trust aims to Build On Overlooked Sporting Talent. All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport. Grants are categorised into small awards (£500 or less) and large awards (over £500).
The Central Social and Recreational Trust aims to improve the conditions of boys and girls under the age of 21 and of all other persons by reason of their poverty who would otherwise be unable to obtain facilities for recreational or other leisure time occupations.
The vision of the Foundation is to assist financially disadvantaged young people under 18 years of age to participate, to the best of their ability, in the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity and to ensure that, in doing so, they improve their chances both inside and outside sport.
OCS Young Sports Person Awards give out over £35,000 to up and coming young sports people to help with training, travelling and competing. Grants are available over £35,000.
Young athletes, both able-bodied and those with a disability, are nominated to SportsAid for financial support by their sport’s own national governing body (NGB). This ensures the right athletes are helped at the right time, and in the right way. To find out if you could qualify for a SportsAid award contact your sport’s NGB directly.
Athletes do not directly receive any financial award. They will access sporting services through HEI's or their NGB. A TASS award is made annually and runs from the 1st October to the 30th September.
There are over 80 schemes providing funding for coaching. Download this comphrehensive guide from Sports Coach UK.
Download a Funding Guide for Workforce Development. Suitable for employers, training providers and learners. Provided by the National Counil for Voluntary Youth Services.