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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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Alec Dickson Trust

Amount: up to £500

Supports young people (under 30) in the UK who want to use volunteering or community service to set up something new in their community.

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Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.

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Wooden Spoon: The Children’s Charity for Rugby

Their main beneficiaries are under 25 years of age and disadvantaged by way of physical or mental disability or social deprivation – or any combination of the three. Please ensure you read the Wooden Spoon project criteria before applying.

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The Princes Trust Development Award

Our Development Awards can help to cover costs such as: course fees, transport or equipment to help you achieve your plan to get into education, training or employment.

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Advanced Learning Loans for Level 3 or 4 courses

Amount: £300

Apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider if you’re 24 or older. The course must be an eligible Level 3 or 4 course. Courses are paid for by a loan scheme, for which monthly re-payments are due only when you are earning over £21,000 per annum.

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British Cycling Coaching Bursary

Amount: £120 to £150

The bursary scheme is open to all Go-Ride club volunteers and will provide £120 towards the cost of a Level 1 Coaching qualification, or £150 towards the cost of a Level 2 Coaching Qualification.

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Budweiser Club Futures

Amount: £50,000 to £100,000

The programme aims to help clubs become more financially sustainable and play a bigger role in their local community. This is aimed at Football Clubs (non –league clubs in steps 5-7) with funding available between £50,000 to £100,000.

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Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)

This HM Revenue & Customs website outlines tax-break opportunities for community sports clubs.

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English Schools Football Association Bursary Scheme

Any full-time teacher wishing to undertake an FA Level 1, 2, 3 or age-appropriate coaching qualification may receive up to a maximum of 75% of the course cost.

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Interest Free Loans

Amount: up to £100,000

Rugby Football Foundation’s Interest Free Loan scheme provides up to £100,000 in an interest free loan to capital works to clubs at level 4 and below.

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Wells Sports Foundation

Amount: £500 to £2,000

Grants from £500 - £2,000 available for coaching & umpiring qualifications through your sports club to support development of children & young people.

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The National Hockey Foundation

Amount: £10,000 to £75,000

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 available to organisations to grow hockey at youth or community level.

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The Shared Access Scheme

Free floodlights for local football clubs which will also house wireless antennae to enable broadband coverage.

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Woodward Charitable Trust

Amount: £100 to £5,000

Small grants, between £100-£5,000 (around 100 grants made per year) for social inclusion projects. Prospective applicants should be aware that less than 15% of the applications received are successful.

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North Norfolk Big Society Fund

The Big Society Fund is provided by North Norfolk District Council to help build strong communities in the district. It aims to help communities to develop new and innovative projects which will improve their social and economic wellbeing.

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The Civil Service Sports Council - Physical Activity Fund

The Physical Activity Fund is a new funding opportunity for any CSSC member to trial a new physical activity with friends, family and work colleagues on a local level across the UK. Whether it's starting up a lunchtime exercise class in your workplace, organising weekly badminton sessions locally or even putting on a family fun day, the Physical Activity Fund can help!

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Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust Fund

Recipients must be registered charities but the trustees have complete discretion as to the type of charitable work supported. In recent years there has been some concentration on support for charities working with children or young people and those active in the environment and the arts. There has also been a preference for applications from and for Scotland but not to the exclusion of applications from elsewhere.

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The Linbury Trust

The trustees of the Linbury Trust make grants to organisations and towards causes across a broad range of categories, including the Arts; Education; Environment and Heritage; Medical; Social Welfare and Developing Countries.

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Yapp Charitable Trust

Amount: up to £3,000

Make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.

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Key Fund

Amount: £5,000 to £150,000

Our central mission is to provide finance – flexible loans and grant/loan packages – to help community and social enterprises to start-up, become sustainable, or grow. It’s not just about the money. It’s also about providing the right kind of support to help our investees have the best possible chance of success.

Partners

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

Partners

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