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Sport England funding opportunities


Small Grants Fund

Sport England have now launched their Small Grants Programme. The programme is looking to support projects which will provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active through providing National Lottery funding.

Awards between £300-£15,000, will be available to not-for-profit organisations. Multiple applications can be submitted; however organisations can only have awards of up to £15,000 in any 12-month period. Awards are based upon helping inactive and less active people become more active. Awards will be prioritised to projects supporting those living in more disadvantaged areas defined by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation areas 1 to 3.

Funding can be used for capital and usage e.g. coaching, volunteer training, equipment, and minor facility alterations. However funding cannot be used for revenue usage e.g. general running costs, recovering project costs prior to award, and replacement of equipment.

Projects should be ready to begin within six weeks of award (unless able to provide adequate explanation as to why more preparation time is needed)

For more information please head to the Sport England page on the Small Grants Programme below:

See Small Grants Programme info

Active together

A £2.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to Covid-19.

Crowdfunding is a great alternative if you don’t meet any of the priority groups on our Return to Play: Small Grants or Community Asset Fund funding options, or if you’re seeking to raise funds because of a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For further information please head to Sport England's page on Active Together below:

See Active Together info

Here are case studies on how Manor Park Tennis and Eccleston Park Tennis Club ran successful campaigns.

Sport England have also produced guidance on other ways to generate funding – available below:

Read guidance

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