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Welcome to Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's (LRS) Funding Finder! There are a number of local, regional and national sources of funding available for clubs/groups, facilities, talented individuals and coaching. Use our Funding Finder below to identify the most suitable funding schemes.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport can provide further advice and support for your club/group to identify the most applicable source of funding and support you with the application process. Please visit the Funding pages of our website or use our Funding Support service in your Dashboard.

Receive our 'Funding & Clubs Newsletter' - highlighting the most recent and suitable funds available. You will first need to register and log in, go to your 'Dashboard' and under your Profile, select 'Clubs & Funding' in your Email Preferences.

Local, Regional and National funding sources can added to Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's (LRS) Funding Finder. To submit a funding source, you will first need to register and log in and then click Add Fund. You should then complete the online form. All submissions will be approved by LRS prior to becoming live.

If you incur any problems or require alterations to be made to a funding source please Contact Us.

LRS excludes all responsibility for the sources added by 3rd party organisations.

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Sport England - New Community Asset Fund

Amount: £1,000 to £150,000

Sport England's Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active. There are a number of things that they want to achieve with this funding, but most importantly they want to help local organisations to create quality and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come – which may mean providing help to get things up and running too.

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Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Amount: £100 to £5,000

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2017.

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Ageing Better

Amount: n/a to £2,000

The Ageing Better Fund will support citizens in Birmingham who can empower older people over 50 to make contributions to their community through starting Ageing Better Networks.

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The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Work Grant

Amount: £10,000 to £60,000

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has a grant fund of £25m a year until 2021 and £4m a year has been set aside for projects focused on helping marginalised young people. Youth work organisations can apply to two new funds - a Youth Fund and a Growth Fund. The Youth Fund will provide grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to go towards core operating costs.

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Magna Park Community Fund

Amount: £250 to £2,500

Funding from £250-£2500 is available.

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Leicester City Council Sport & Physical Activity Grants

Amount: up to £500

Leicester City Council and Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport have created a funding programme that is offering sports clubs, groups, individuals and coaches the opportunity to improve infrastructure, as well as increase the number of people engaged and sustained in sport and physical activity.

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Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund

Amount: up to £2,000

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund grants are awarded from the earnings of a number of endowment funds, which are created from contributions by individuals, companies and trusts and managed by Heart of England Community Foundation.

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Sport for Change Coach Funding

Full funding is available for coaching qualifications as part of a Sport for Change project in the Lakenham and Tuckswood area of Norwich.

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The Eveson Charitable Trust

Amount: up to £15,000

The Eveson Charitable Trust is a regional Trust that only funds registered charities that are delivering projects that benefit people living in the West Midlands. In their eyes the West Midlands is classed as Herfordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.

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Captain Scott Society - Spirit of Adventure Award

Amount: up to £2,500

The scheme is intended to support groups undertaking adventurous endeavours. In particular, the scheme wishes to fund adventurous "firsts", which have not previously been attempted.

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Tesco Bag's of Help

Amount: up to £4,000

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

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UK Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations harness the generosity of individuals, families and businesses to support local communities and thousands of people in need.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Our heritage should be protected for the future, and our aim is that everyone should have the chance to explore and look after it..

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WHSmith Trust Community Grant

Amount: up to £500

WHSmith donates proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag levies to charitable causes.

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Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2013. We have a clear purpose of raising funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need throughout the UK.

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Transform Foundation - Facebook and Website Grants

The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams.

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East Midlands Airport Sponsorship Fund

Amount: up to £200

East Midlands Airport also have a Sponsorship Fund, a large number of requests are received and they try to support as many as possible.

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
    East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
    County Sport Network
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
    Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Loughborough University
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Rutland County Council
    QUEST
  • Age UK L&R
    Blaby District Council
  • Sport England