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Funding Available Through Sport England

Coronavirus hit the sport and physical activity sector hard and we know things have been tough, Sport England have modified their funding streams to align with the goals of their Uniting the Movement strategy and to help people safely return to play in the places impacted the most.

For live updates please see Sport England webpage

Current Open Funds Include:

New April 2022: Places & Spaces Fund.  Up to £10,000 available in match funding for Crowdfunder projects, as part of a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games package.  This fund is to help community sport and physical activity groups create, enhance or redevelop sports facilities for the benefit of the community as part of the Birmingham 2022 legacy.

Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns. This funding option is about supporting local clubs and organisations through the coronavirus crisis and with the #ReturnToPlay.  If you are a sports club that has experienced short term financial difficulty or need to adapt how you operate due to the pandemic then this could be a fund for you.

Great Idea If you have a great idea, Sport England want to hear from you. This approach from Sport England is in response to consultation that funding applications are daunting and time-consuming, so they want to start the conversation earlier. With just four simple questions to answer - the first one being your name, this process couldn't get much easier! 

Strategic Facilities Fund Aims to support projects that can encourage people to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. By helping to build the right facilities in the right places, the fund can help deliver local outcomes essential to those communities - currently open but it is a solicited fund, so any potential organisations interested in applying to this fund, should initially email funding@sportengland.org with their project information.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and tackling inequalities via awards of between £300 and £10,000 from a pot of £5 million of National Lottery funding.

In addition to the above Sport England are currently running some COVID Specific funds including Return to Play Funds and joint initiatives with Crowdfunder, see COVID-19 Funding page


New to Crowdfunding and not sure where to start? Find out more here.