Sport England use National Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies (sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport) to help more young people (aged 14+) and adults take and keep a sporting habit for life.
Projects must adhere to Sport England’s Youth and Community Strategy in order to be fundable:
- Increase the number of people in England taking part in sport and activity and decrease the number of people who are physically inactive
- Increase the proportion of young people (11-18) who have a positive attitude to sport and being active
- Make sure public facilities are used fully and effectively to get maximum use from communities
- Increase the number of children who are physically literate – i.e. confident and competent in sport and activity
- Increase the number of adults using the great outdoors for exercise and wellbeing
- Contribute to UK and home nation performance in major sporting events at home and abroad (through our various projects to support talented individuals)
- Increase investment in sport from sources outside the public sector
- Increase the number of people volunteering in sport at least twice in the last year
- Make sure volunteers are from a wider range of backgrounds and lifestyles to ensure this group represents society as a whole
Small Grants can also fund equipment that will help you get people playing sport. Buying equipment shouldn’t be the focus of your project. Equipment is a means to achieving Sport England’s target of getting more adults and young people over the age of 14 taking part in sport. Any application for equipment should explain why it is needed and how it will achieve this.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme – recommended that applications are sent at least three months before your project is due to start.
For further information and how to apply please click here.
Other Sports Funds
The Liebreich Foundation
The Liebreich Foundation makes occasional small grants to charitable organisations focusing on the following areas: Climate and Environment Disability and Inclusion Education Entrepreneurship Sport and Health Sustainable Development Veterans, Refugees and Victims of Violence Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please click here.Health & Social Care Sports Youth
Comic Relief: Safe, Secure, Settled
Comic Relief’s Safe, Secure, Settled fund awards grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 to not-for-profit organisations with projects that are using sport to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives. Projects should take a creative approach,…Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Local Grants Sports
Veolia Environmental Trust: Landfill Communities Fund
The Veolia Environmental Trust funds constituted, not-for-profit organisations through the Landfill Community Fund. Grants of up to £75,000 (£10,000 minimum) are available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates in one of the following categories: Community buildings and rooms: community centres; village halls; community spaces within religious buildings,…Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth
Brett Landscaping’s Community Engagement scheme supports small charities and community and voluntary groups with cash (up to £250) and product donations, such as concrete, bricks or paving slabs. Organisations wishing to apply must be working within the vicinity of a Brett Landscaping plant (Cliffe or Sturry, Kent). Projects renovating public outdoor spaces are favoured, but…