Sport England: General

Sport England is committed to investing in clubs and projects across the country to create an environment that encourages more people to play sport.  Whether you need to make your clubhouse more accessible, want to improve the drainage of your pitch or need financial help to put on more coaching sessions, we have a funding stream that could help.

Funding streams include:

Protecting Playing Fields, Primary Spaces, Flood Relief Fund, University Sport Activation Fund, Inspired Facilities, Small Grants, Community Sport Activation Fund, Major Events Engagement Fund, Active Colleges, Improvement Fund, Strategic Facilities, and Iconic Facilities.
Click here to view all Sport England's funding streams.


Sport England Small Grants

Small Grants uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport.

If you are considering applying for a grant, Sport England encourages you to complete their Before You Start Guide to see whether your project would be eligible.

Click here for more information on Sport England Small Grants.


CSP club funding

There are 49 county sports partnerships (CSPs) covering England.  They are networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity.  CSPs deliver Sport England programmes on a local level.

Click here for more information on County Sports Partnerships.


Cash 4 Clubs

Cash 4 Clubs is a sports fund aiming to support grassroots sports clubs all over the country.

The fund has given away £40,000 in the past year to deserving sports clubs up and down the country.  Now it is stepping up efforts to spread the fund as far as possible to reach as many worthy sports clubs as possible.

Available Grants:

Training for coaches to ensure they are all Level 1 standard, plus First Aid training.

How to apply:

(Closed until next season)


Co-operative Community Sports Fund

Last year, the Co-operative Membership Community Fund was able to give over £3.2 million to local projects.  These projects included sports clubs, theatre groups, rescue teams and children’s nurseries and provided funding for everything from tents to first-aid equipment.

What can be funded:

Anything from equipment costs, help towards rent or fixtures, computer equipment etc.

Click here for more information on the Co-Operative Community Sports Fund.


UK Coaching

UK Coaching has recently published the latest Funding Opportunities for Coaching Guide in the UK. This is a national guide to those of you seeking to access funds to develop your coaches further. Further details available here.


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