This page is a list of organisations who will consider funding sports based activities.
You can also see our fact-sheets on how to develop and implement fundraising strategies.

Active Women and Girls Foundation.

Access to sport for girls and women. See website for more information.



Arthur J C Kendall Memorial Fund

Aims to encourage, promote and develop participation in athletics as a means of promoting physical health in the youth (under 21) of the community and to ensure where possible that poverty shall not be a restricting factor in such an involvement.

16 Poyntell Crescent


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Avon Tennis

Avon Tennis has made available funds to help Clubs promote and develop tennis, especially through increasing membership, participation, regular play, coaching and competition for all ages.  These funds are available to assist with small size projects that are below the normal minimum amount provided by the various LTA funding schemes and where other funding may not be available. Funding will be available either by way of a grant (up to £5,000) or an interest free loan (maximum of £10,000).
Examples of where funds have been allocated to date include several school outreach programmes where coaches have delivered “tennis taster” sessions in schools and as a consequence recruited juniors into their club programme with many (plus their parents) taking out actual club membership.
In addition, Clubs may also apply for loan funding to assist the delivery of capital projects in those cases where full funding is not readily available either through club funds or third party monies. Priority will be given to projects involving floodlighting, renewal of court surfaces, club buildings and security fences. In these instances funding will be limited to a maximum of £10,000 but no more than 50% of the project costs.


Blue Spark

Provide funding for projects which aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.
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Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

Grants range from £500 to £12600 with an average award of £1788. They will fund:
• Performing arts
• Promotion of cricket

Applications can be made at any time to:
The Boris Karloff Foundation
Russell Cooke Solicitors
2 Putney Hill
SW15 6AB


Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, buy new equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of their organisation.

The Cash 4 Clubs scheme has given out sports grants to many deserving recipients and is committed to funding even more sports clubs in the future. With awards of £500 and £1000. available, Cash 4 Clubs gives away real money that can help your club.

Application forms are available on their website, usually in Autumn each year. Contact Email: or visit Website:

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Community Sport & Recreation Awards

We believe that the power of sport and recreation can change lives and bring communities together.

Our awards have been celebrating grassroots sport and recreation for over twenty years, and we champion grassroots work on a national scale, using examples of best practice to drive positive, societal change.

The awards provide tangible evidence of the impact of grassroots sport and recreation on communities.

This year’s categories are:

This fund should reopen towards the end of the year – usually November time.


Cricket Foundation

The Cricket Foundation is an independent charity that raises funds to deliver its two cricket programmes: the schools’ cricket programme, ‘Chance to Shine’, and inner-city cricket programme, ‘StreetChance’.

They also have a range of free resources for schools.

FFI: visit:
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Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Grants available to help disabled people in the UK to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.

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Dickie Bird Foundation

The vision of the Foundation is to assist young people under 16 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.

Grants provided by The Foundation are limited to no more than £500 per individual so that they can spread their funds widely to the neediest individuals

Please note that Grants are payable to disadvantaged children aged under 16 for essential sports equipment. Travel or coaching are not payable. Payment is for individuals therefore teams/groups should not apply.


Football Foundation

Whether it’s a set of new goalposts, refurbishing current facilities or state of the art 3G pitches The Football Foundation offers grants and schemes which are funded by The Premier League, The FA and Government.

Where do they fund? Funding is provided in a large number of locations in the United Kingdom. The amount of funding available is dependent on your area, so if you’d like to find out more view our

What they will fund: They can help fund a wide range of things from new kit to new pitches and most things in between. If it can help improve your local football facilities, grow participation in the game and enrich the lives of people in your community they will be excited to hear your ideas.
Applications are made online.

How to apply: visit their website for updated information on the above schemes:

Keith Combs Trust

Will fund recreation and amateur sports. Registered charities only.

Maverick Stars Trust

Offers supports to boxing clubs and in response to Covid 19 are offering support to England Boxing-affiliated clubs that can offer immediate relief to their communities during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Maverick Stars is keen to help children and young people affected by school closures who will now have difficulty receiving free school meals.

Mike Procter Foundation UK 

Will fund sporting activities and equipment for young people in Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire (in particular cricket).


One Family Foundation

The One Family Foundation helps fund community projects that matter to their customers. It also lends a financial helping hand to customers or their loved ones in times of need, up to £25K (average £5K). School projects that have been successfully funded through the ‘Community Awards’ programme have included outdoor play spaces.

Peter Harrison Opportunities through Sport

This Programme is a nationwide one and applications are accepted from charities throughout the United Kingdom.

The Trustees wish 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.

Grants will often be “one off” grants for capital projects. We will, however, also consider revenue funding for a new project or if funding is key to the continuing success or survival of an established project.

The Trustees welcome applications for the following types of project:

  • Projects which provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport
  • Projects that have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity
  • Projects that provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people
  • Projects with a high degree of community involvement
  • Projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction

For more information please visit:
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Platinum Jubilee Sports Activities Fund – pls add new entry
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 to support 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 hire and coaching costs, or even small capital improvements.
Priority will be given to projects working with people living in areas of disadvantage, as defined by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation areas 1-3.
Eligible types of organisations that can apply are:
• community amateur sports clubs
• unregistered voluntary and community organisations with a not-for-profit constitution
• registered charities
• not-for-profit companies and CIC’s (limited by guarantee without share capital or charitable incorporated organisation) and without persons of significant control
Applications can be submitted at any time.

Richard Overall Trust

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 andtickets to sporting events. See


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READY – sport without boundaries

READY raises money to help young people with disabilities play sport and take part in healthy activities for fun and fitness. Over the years they’ve helped hundreds of children with grants for racing wheelchairs, basketball wheelchairs, blind cricket, ramps, prosthetics, seated skis, team kit, racing gloves, specialist hearing aids, gym equipment, swimming lessons, facilities and transport for kids, carers and even ponies!
The grants they make can be truly life changing.
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Rowing Foundation

The Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds.

Funds are limited and statistically the Foundation favours giving grants for equipment that will be used on the water and exclusively for juniors and the disabled of all ages.

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Sport Relief

Our Sport for Change work is focused on three areas:

  • Using sport to bring about positive social change across Comic Relief’s four key issue areas
  • Growing the sport for change space by advocating for the power of sport, supporting funded organisations to demonstrate their impact, and working with organisations who are new to using sport in their approach.
  • Working with strategic partners to develop and deliver Sport for Change programmes.


Sport England

Each year they invest more than £250 million of National Lottery and public money to help people play sport and take part in physical activity. Open funds include:
• Queens Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund
• Return to Play – active together
• Places and Spaces Fund
• Together Fund
• Strategic Facilities Fund

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Swimathon Foundation

The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community. The Foundation is passionate about encouraging people to get involved with swimming, which it hopes to encourage even further with its Community Grants.

Grants vary from £500 to £2,500 and will only be awarded to organisations supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon. The grants are administered by Swim England and the Swimming Trust and are awarded on an annual basis.

Applications for 2019 are currently closed but are due to reopen at the beginning of 2020. If you have any queries about your application, please email them and they will endeavour to respond to your question within three working days. For further information:



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The Avon Squash and Racketball Association

Promote the game of Squash and Racketball to Juniors and Adults of all abilities, from beginners to players who represent the county.

The Tony Coles Charitable Trust For The Development Of Youth Cricket

The Tony Coles Charitable Trust For The Development Of Youth Cricket provides grants to individuals and organisations for:

  • Education/training
  • General charitable purposes
  • Amateur sport
  • People with disabilities
  • Children/young people

Where The Tony Coles Charitable Trust For The Development Of Youth Cricket operates:

  • Dorset
  • Somerset
  • Cornwall
  • Devon


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The Toyota Parasport Fund

The Toyota Parasport Fund has now launched! This exciting new UK-wide programme aims to help activity providers improve the quality and quantity of sport and activities available to disabled people.

This £250,000 funding opportunity is available to support specialist equipment and training (depending on location). Open exclusively to those registered on Parasport, the application process and what’s on offer differs between each of the home nations so check out the relevant links below for more info.

Run a club, activity or event for disabled people? Interested in applying, but not yet registered on Parasport?

Click here to register and be eligible for this and a host of other opportunities.

The Lord Taverners – Disability Sports Programmes

They support sporting and recreational activities for young people living in poverty, living with disabilities and/or special needs:

  • Supplying specially adapted minibuses and sports wheelchairs, giving young people vital transportation and access to sport and recreation
  • Creating new pathways for their participation, development and competition in sport
  • Providing play, sports and sensory equipment

For further information please contact: Nicky Pemberton Head of Foundation Tel: 020 7821 2808 Fax: 020 7821 2829 or visit the website at

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The National Hockey Foundation

The National Hockey Foundation provides grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to organisations to support Young People (up to 21 years) to take part in Hockey activities. Applications are invited from a wide range of organisations including Sports Clubs, Schools, other educational institutions Registered Charities and not-for-profit companies.

The Foundation will support capital or revenue costs in relation to specific projects. Examples of costs that will be considered by The National Hockey Foundation include equipment purchase, building/court refurbishment and larger capital projects. Additional eligible costs could include training, educational equipment, transport and project staff costs.

Due to the Foundation’s connection with the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes, additional funding is available to support Young People to take part in wider sporting activities in the town. On the National level, the Foundation will only support projects that help Young People to take part in Hockey activities.

To apply, please visit the website and fill in the application form provided.


They are a sports charity that is passionate about helping people become more physically active and enjoy the benefits that an active lifestyle can bring.

They started work in April 2006 when they became a registered charity and the Active Partnership for the West of England. This means that we work across the four Unitary Authorities of:
• Bath and North East Somerset,
• Bristol,
• North Somerset and
• South Gloucestershire
by championing sport and physical activity.


Wooden Spoon – The childrens charity of Rugby

Since 1983, they have committed in excess of £28 million to 1,000 projects, and their enduring drive to support children with disabilities or facing disadvantage has benefited more than one million lives. If your project is in the UK or Ireland and shares our aim of making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, it may be eligible for a Wooden Spoon grant.
To find out if an organisation close to your heart is eligible for funding, please visit:

Youth Sports Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is the UK’s leading charity improving every young person’s education and development through sport and play. Please visit the website for information on their current schemes:

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