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Funding

A range of Local and National Funding Sources

Funding Opportunities

Ballinger Charitable Trust

Grants are available to charitable organisations working to support young and older people in the North East.

Category: Funding for groups

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: North East

Sir James Knott Trust

Grants are available to charities in the North East of England to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. Grants are awarded in the areas of the arts and culture; service charities; public services; housing; heritage; health and sport; education and training; environment; and community issues and events.

Category: Funding for groups

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: North East

Newcastle Building Society – Community Fund

The fund makes grants available to charities and groups local to Newcastle Building Society branches in order to make a real difference to these areas.

Category: Funding for groups

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: North East

Sport England – Small Grants 

Grants are available to help not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people (aged 14 years and older) to be involved in sport.

Category: Funding for groups

Award: £300 – £10,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Sport England – Community Asset Fund

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. The Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active.

Category: Funding for facilities

Award: £1,000 – £150,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Sport England – Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage 

The aim of this fund is to support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups and support organisations already engaging in these communities and who understand the challenges faced – even if they’ve never used sport or physical activity as a tool.

Category: Funding for groups

Award: £25,000 – £500,000

Deadline: 6th November 2018

Location: National

The Big Lottery Fund – Awards for All England 

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.

Category: Funding for groups

Awards: £300 – £10,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

The Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities

Grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years to;

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

Category: Funding for groups

Awards: over £10,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Virgin Money – #iwill Take Action Funding

Funding is available for projects working with young people aged 10 to 20 or up to 25 for disabled people, under 3 themes: Our Physical Environment, Our Health, Our Culture.

Category: Funding for groups

Awards: £10,000 – £60,000

Deadline: December 2018

Location: National

Persimmon Community Champions

One-off grants are available for local community organisations and charities that have already secured matched funding for local community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales.

Category: Funding for groups

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund – Small Grants Scheme 

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities.

Category: Funding for facilities – football specific

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations, is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities.

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Sport: Football

Local Giving: Magic Little Grant

Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups. Thanks to support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Magic Little Grants Fund provides small charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes:

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities

Category: Funding for groups

Awards: up to £500

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Location: National

Tesco – Bags of Help

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme  where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

Category: Funding for groups

Awards: £1,000, £2,000 or £4,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

One Stop – Carriers for Causes Grant 

Grants are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.

Category: Funding for groups

Awards: up to £1,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National (within 2 miles of a One Stop store)

The Rob George Foundation

The foundation provides financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/or ability in the worlds of sport or the performing arts but may be held back by their financial situation from pursuing their goals.

Category: Funding for individuals

Deadline: Ongoing

Peter Harrison Foundation – Opportunities Through Sport Programme

Grants are available to charities registered in the UK that are running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.

Category: Funding for groups

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National

Central Social and Recreational Trust 

Grants are available for sports clubs and organisations in England to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of disadvantaged children who are under the age of 21 years.

Category: Funding for groups

Award: up to £1,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: National