GRANTnet is a free-to-use service which allows community and voluntary groups, sports and other clubs, schools, social enterprises and small businesses to search across a huge range of funding sources. It takes the form of an online, step-by-step questionnaire that provides you with the latest information on grants, local funding events, training and other relevant information (see GRANTNet Plus). Every user will receive follow up from a funding officer who can offer advice and guidance on making any applications.
Sport England is committed to the creation of a world-leading community sport environment. This means focusing our investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. The funding programmes that are currently available are:
We all dream of being the best at something; here is a helping hand. The Ambition AXA Awards are searching for the UK's most gifted and driven young people. Do you have something special and want to be the best? Then why not apply to the Ambition AXA Awards today? If you are between the age of 11 and 18 and really want to succeed, whether it's in sport, enterprise, the arts, science, or the community, the Ambition AXA Awards are an opportunity to make your dreams come true.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, which has recently received further funding from the Government, has made over £80,000 available this financial year for grants to organisations in former Coalfields wards around Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Grants up to £5k will be available to support activities that improve health and wellbeing, develop skills and support and promote volunteering. The programme will continue from the previous 3 year Bridging the Gap Fund which ended on 31st March 2011 having given £240,000 to West Cumbrian Coalfields community groups.
This fund is for individuals who take part in training or performance for a national or GB team. Priority will be given to low participant groups, particularly people with a disability, 50+, women and girls and the black and minority ethnic community. Maximum of £350 Contact Emma Broadbent 01229 407319 or visit the Barrow Sports Council Website for more details
A brand new fund to support volunteers who want to broaden their horizons at national and international events. For more information and to collect an application form please contact Sabrina Shaw or call 01946 593040
Excellence and personal development in sport and the arts. This will usually mean participating at national level and beyond for sports related applications. Applications are considered by the Community Services Portfolio Holder. Applications accepted throughout the year, subject to budget. Maximum of £300 Contact Ian Parker 01768 212473 or visit website for more details.
Provides applicants with free access to the Council's Gym and swimming pools at Penrith and Appleby. Provides tailored fitness programme where required. Eligibility: Competing at national level, Aged 16 or over, Resident within Eden District, Competing in 105 nationally recognised sports. Contact Ian Parker 01768 212473 or visit website for more details.
Performing at County level or higher? Maximum grant of £200. In third year of funding maximum of £100. Must reside within South Lakeland District Council area. Contact Margaret Belk 01539 733333 for more details
Criteria must be performing at regional level. For an application form visit the website.
Invites applications from young track and field athletes who are in education and may need financial help towards training or provision of equipment. Applicants must be aged between 15 and 23 years, medalists from their National Schools AA, AAA U17, & U20 or U23 Championships or in the top six of the appropriate UK ranking lists.
The Trust provides small Bursaries to assist volunteers in sport and presents Awards to individuals who have been identified as making an outstanding contribution as a volunteer in their chosen sport. This is a CCPR endorsed charitable organisation encouraging voluntary work within sport for the benefit of local communities. Bursaries are available up to £1000. Call 0207 854 8513 general enquiries
SportsAid helps young British sportsmen and women to achieve their ambitions by supporting them during the defining early years of their careers
This charity provides financial support to disabled young people, (up to 21 yrs). Funding can provide assistance with access ramps, disabled toilets, changing facilities, specialist sporting and recreation equipment. Contact Colin Smith or visit website for more details.
The Trust will donate to individuals for specific items to enable young people with disabilities to take part in sport e.g. Racing Chairs, Boccia Equipment etc (Not travel expenses or training costs). Contact the Trust or visit website for more information
CFM's Cash for Kids will distribute money to young people in Cumbria to pay for specific equipment. Projects must be for the benefit of young people under the age of 18; who are disabled and have special needs or who come from underprivileged backgrounds. Contact CFM's Cash for Kids or visit website for more details
The Fund aims to actively promote and encourage participation in wheelchair sports. Although grants cannot be awarded to individuals, funding can be made available to organisations where there is only one wheelchair user. Awarding grants from £1,000 to £50,000. For more information visit the website
Whizz-Kidz is a children's mobility charity who will fund children and young people under 18, who have limited mobility or no mobility at all, with Sports Wheelchairs. For more details contact Whizz Kids or visit their website
The Wheel Appeal is aiming to provide over 2,000 disabled people with a new sports wheelchair, training and coaching that will enable them to participate in sport and enjoy competitive and recreational sport. The Wheel Appeal will either fund 'standard' manual sports wheelchair or provide a grant towards a 'bespoke' sports wheelchair. Unfortunately the Wheel Appeal does not provide funds towards power wheelchairs. For more details contact Paul Rushton or telephone 01296 395995
The Foundation have recently launched a grants scheme whereby swimming pools, community groups and charities who would like to help more people enjoy swimming can apply for funds of between £300 and £2,500. The Foundation is offering grants of between £300 and £2,500 to swimming pools, community organisations and charities who can demonstrate how funding will allow them to help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible. For more information and to apply online please visit the website
Neighbourhood Forums can provide an opportunity for small grants to be fairly distributed to community groups. Each local forum is different. Find information on your local neightbourhood forum. Small Grant Example: Lowca ARLFC Youth Section recieved £600 as part of a multi application towards the cost of new strips and safety equipment for three new teams, £1621 was awarded to Cumbria Aiwaki community club to support the facility hire and marketing of the club.
Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises providing access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources so you can develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to your needs.
Cumbria Playing Fields Association (CPFA) is a county wide charitable organisation dedicated to encouraging the provision of recreational facilities for all age groups in Cumbria. They support the recreational needs of local and village communities where sports and recreational facilities are few and far between and where money is scarce.
Cumbria is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. However for many people life can be hard. Cumbria foundation exist to tackle poverty and disadvantage and improve the quality of community life for the people of Cumbria by:
There grants reach people and organisations which really need them. There job is to ensure that our donors’ money is spent to best effect. If you want to make a difference please donate today.
The latest updated Funding Opportunities for Coaching guide can now be viewed on the sport coach UK website.
The Guide, produced by sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network and SkillsActive, provides information on funding available in England to support coaching.
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Award Scheme supports local community projects whose core work supports the welfare of children, older people and people with disabilities, who are based in areas where Tesco has stores.
Grants range from between £500 and £4,000.
Applications are considered in two rounds according to the type of project proposed:
Grants to support elderly people and/or adults and children with disabilities. Applications 1 February to 31 March and 1 August and 30 September.
Grants to support children's welfare and children's educational projects, including special needs schools. The current round for Children's Welfare and Children's Education (Including Special Needs Schools) closes on 31 January 2013
Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available for new community based projects that provide opportunities for all people to enjoy their local area, whether indoors or out.
Priority will be given to projects that:
Improve the lives of people in the community.
Inspire local people to get involved.
Voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools, and statutory health bodies in the UK are eligible to apply.
The deadline for applications is 13 May 2013 (noon). For more information about The Peoples Millions Click Here
Deadline approaching for funding applications
Our new Active Communities Funding Programme is open in the following eight areas:
The deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday 11 April 2013.
The Active Communities Funding Programme aims to close the health gap between those communities that experience the worst health in Britain and the majority of the population - by supporting local people to use their skills and knowledge to make their communities better places in which to grow, live, work and age.
The programme awards grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to local community and voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000 a year, delivering small projects lasting up to 18 months, in the 25% most deprived neighbourhoods (based on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation) in Great Britain.
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People's Health Trust is an independent charity that works to address health inequalities across Britain
Encourage innovation and new ideas but also recognise the need for core funding to enable tried and tested ways of working to continue.
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. Our strong local presence enables us to respond directly and promptly to local needs.
Live UnLtd offers young people aged between 11-21 up to £5,000 of funding and all the support you need to help make great ideas happen.
Sports clubs continue to play an essential part in the development of Paralympic sport following the unforgettable scenes provided by disability athletes in London last summer.
Some of the most memorable moments of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games came from Paralympians such as Jonnie Peacock, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds and Hannah Cockcroft.
More than two million people bought tickets for Paralympic events.
For many sports clubs, every penny counts – and providing the right facilities to train the next generation of Paralympians requires funding.
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 disabled people.
A prestigious panel – including Sunday Telegraph editor Ian MacGregor, BT’s group marketing and brand director Suzi Williams, The Telegraph’s Gareth A Davies and Keith Perry, plus British Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft – will judge the entries.
Entrants may nominate their own sports club only.
Entries must be supported by two referees who are connected to but not necessarily a member of the club.
Written submissions must be in English and be no more than 250 words in length.
In response to ever increasing demand from young people to play basketball for fun, we are pleased to announce support for affiliated clubs, associations, leagues, colleges and universities keen to encourage year round participation amongst those aged 14-25 in education through IM Basketball.
Eligible organisations can apply for funding to run the programme or multiple programmes, creating regular intra and inter competitions primarily in educational environments.
In addition, those organisations able to demonstrate success in attracting new participants to the sport are eligible to receive a Participation Bonus. This means that for each and every new participant taking part regularly* in a funded IM Basketball programme, the responsible organisation will receive an increased amount of £5.
Full details can be found by visiting www.imbasketball.co.uk and clicking on "IM Basketball Funding".
Ball Again Summer Funding Opportunity
In light of the early success of England Basketball's fast-growing initiative to increase adult participation, Ball Again, we are pleased to announce further funding available to affiliated clubs, associations, leagues as well as leisure centres, leisure operators and local authorities.
Eligible organisations can apply for funding to start up a new Ball Again session or multiple sessions aimed at those aged 16+ and no longer in full time education.
Those organisations able to demonstrate success in attracting new participants to the sport will also benefit from the 'Baller Gain incentive fund. An increased payment of £10 per participant taking part regularly* in a funded Ball Again programme is available to the responsible organisation.
Full details can be found by visiting www.ballagain.co.uk and clicking on "Eligible for funding?"