There are many organisations/groups offering funding and we have listed below the links to probably the most popular.
Please don’t be put off by the application forms, if you’re having problems don’t forget that the Active Kingston team can support you and help with the forms and also endorse your application if relevant.
Also please check out the guidance on the websites for the organisations running the funding scheme. For example, the Funding FAQs page on Sport England.
Contact details for Active Kingston
Phone: 020 8547 5006
Just to make you aware that a lot of funding organisations are now and will be funding only clubs that have Clubmark or the generic equivalent so take a look at the Clubmark page on the Sport England website to find out more.
Funding Through Sport England
Whether you are a village club who needs to purchase extra equipment or a multi-million pound facility that hosts Olympic athletes, Sport England have a funding programme that can help you.
Check out their range of new funding opportunities.
Sport England – Small Grants
We use National Lottery funding to make awards from £300 to £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people get active.
More Information: Small Grants
Community Asset Fund
This is Sport England’s capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community. Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience – and likelihood of coming back.
More Information: Community Asset Fund
Sport England – Strategic Facilities
Supply of the right facilities in the right areas is key to getting more people doing sport and physical activity across the nation.
More Information: Strategic Facilities
Sport England Funding FAQs
There are a lot of common questions that Sport England are asked about their funding process and the answers to these are listed on the FAQs page, which includes and email and phone number for further questions and assistance.
Funding 4 Sport
The Funding 4 Sport website is a ‘One Stop’ shop for Sports Clubs, Local Authorities, Governing Bodies of Sport, University students and all those interested in sport, play and physical activity development.
The site has over 2,000 documents related to sport, play and physical activity that include; templates, forms, toolkits, policies, research, strategies and whole range of support materials that will help you develop your organisation.
More information: Funding 4 Sport website
On the Funding Search Tool, you can:
- View grants currently available for application
- Browse an interactive map showing available funding by borough
- Use guided search to find funding to suit your needs and the option to save searches
- View all current funders and what grants they have
- Create a free profile to save searches, grants and funders.
More information: Funding Search Tool
This approach to raising funds works best for creating or launching a new product or service or when raising money for something that will benefit a local community, such as a new tennis court, or a refurbished cycle path.
More Information: Crowdfunding page on London Sport
Funding Support Services by London Sport
Supporting the physical activity and sport sector in London to find funding and use it in the best way, plays a vital part in supporting efforts to get 1,000,000 Londoners more active by 2020. That’s why we offer a range of services to support partners and individuals to secure new funding. Perhaps you’re looking to fund a new project, raise funds from your local community or need help with writing a funding bid? Our team are here to help.
More Information: Funding Support
Postcode Community Trust
The Trust was established in 2014 and focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve a community’s physical and mental health. Grants are financed by players of their lottery.
Funding for 2018 has closed, their next funding round will open in early 2019.
In the 2018 Funding guidelines, there were two grant levels. Up to £2,000 was the main level. Charities registered with the Charities Commission or OSCR may be eligible for grants in the high band of £500 – £20,000.
In the past, this trust also ran a Community Sports programme. This is not mentioned currently on their website, but may be merely that they have changed the name of their sports funding..
Website for more information: Postcode Community Trust.
Cash 4 Clubs
Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme giving clubs the chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club.
Any sports club can apply as long as they are registered with their sports National Governing Body or local authority.
Funding is given to clubs on a discretionary basis, with a wide range of applications considered. “Whether it’s an underwater camera for monitoring swimming technique, the re-surfacing of a tennis court, new kit for your rugby or netball team or extra training for your coaches, there is a very open policy to what we will consider.”
The scheme is funded by Betfair and supported by SportsAid. The application form is easy and available on-line, grants are awarded quarterly following selection by the committee.
Website for more information: Cash 4 Clubs.