Listed below are some of the opportunities available to sports clubs and organisations and their coaches and volunteers:
Sport England is currently developing new funding programmes in line with its new strategy, Towards an Active Nation.
As a result, only the Small Grants fund is available at the moment. This programme uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people take part in sport. Only sports recognised by Sport England can qualify for these grants.
Visit the Sport England website for further information.
Awards for All
Awards for All is a Lottery grants programme. It offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment.
Visits the Awards for All website for more information.
The Bag4Sport Foundation offers grants of up to £500 to enable as many people as possible to benefit from sport. It is available to sports clubs, projects and initiatives that are in need of extra financial support for their ongoing sustainability and development. The Foundation also operates an Adopt an Athlete programme to financially help athletes who receive little or no other funding.
Visit the Bag4Sport Foundation website for more information.
Cash 4 Clubs
Sports clubs that are registered with their national governing body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs grants scheme.
Visit the Cash 4 Clubs website for more information.
Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme
Clubs registered as CASCs with HM Revenue and Customs can receive certain financial benefits, including business rates and corporation tax relief and the ability to claim gift aid on donations made via JustGiving.
Torch Trophy Trust
The Torch Trophy Trust offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to help volunteers who want to improve their skills as coaches or officials but can’t do so without funding.
Visit the Torch Trophy Trust website for more information.