Sport England Small Grants

Grants available for: Not-for-profit organisations and statutory organisations, delivering sports projects.
Size of grants available: £300 – £10,000
No deadlines.

Aims of Fund

To support the development and delivery of grassroots sporting opportunities in England and help local communities increase access to sport or to improve the experience of people playing sport.

Sport England’s strategic outcomes for 2012-17 are:

  • More people playing sport once a week
  • An increase in the number of 14-25s playing sport once a week
  • A reduction in drop off at ages 16, 18, 21 & 24
  • Growth in the number of disabled people playing sport

Who can apply

Any constituted not-for-profit organisation.

How much and what can you apply for

You can apply for £300 to £10,000 for projects that:

  •  are focussed on sports recognised by Sport England. If your sport is deemed high risk, you will need to be registered with the relevant National Governing Body
  • cost less than £50,000 in total
  • will be completed within a year
  • have a start date of at least 10 weeks after submission of your completed application and supporting document
  • be for new activity and new costs.

Go to Sport England’s website for more information about what they fund.

Your must be able to show how your project helps meet Sport England’s strategic outcomes, which are:

  • More people playing sport once a week
  • An increase in the number of 14-25s playing sport once a week
  • A reduction in drop off at ages 16, 18, 21 & 24
  • Growth in the number of disabled people playing sport

They will consider activities for children aged 13 and under if you can show how it helps meet these outcomes. For example, children tend to stop participating in some sports, such as gymnastics, at a younger age, so keeping them involved could ultimately lead to more 14-25s taking part in the long term. Also, projects which increase participation in sport by disabled children will be considered.

Your application can include capital equipment, such as kits, and the costs of running a project such as venue hire, transport, volunteer expenses. They cannot include your organisation’s general running costs.

How to apply

Complete the online form that you can save as you go along. Make sure you read the application guidance first, to improve your chances of writing a successful application.

Deadlines for application

There are no deadlines. You should get a decision within 10-12 weeks.

Contact details

Sport England
SportPark
3 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough
LE11 3QF 
08458 508 508
funding@sportengland.org
http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/small-grants/ 

Date & initials

15/07/16 MS