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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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Comic Relief Fund: Core Strength – Local Communities

Amount: £1,000 to £5,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Thu 26th October, 2017

This 12 month programme will provide funding for groups’ core costs – meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs (e.g. rent/overheads of office, core staff such as administrators, staff/volunteer training, business planning or development).

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Connected Communities Innovation Fund

Amount: £50,000 to £250,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Mon 30th October, 2017

Working in partnership, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Nesta have set up a new £4 million fund that aims to widen volunteering opportunities for people 50 years and older in England.

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The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund 2017/2018

Round Deadline: 12:00am - Tue 31st October, 2017

The Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner has set aside £250,000 of his 2017/18 budget to create a Prevention Fund that will support third sector organisations in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to keep communities safe and healthy.

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Transforming British Tennis Together Fund

Round Deadline: 12:00am - Tue 31st October, 2017

Together we can transform British Tennis, if you can bring together local partners, are committed to making a difference and if you have the vision we want to hear from you.

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The Magic Little Grants Fund

Amount: £250 to £500

Deadline: 11:59pm - Tue 31st October, 2017

Localgiving's Magic Little Grants scheme provides small unrestricted grants on behalf of grant makers to local charities and community groups to support their vital work.

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Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People

Deadline: 11:59pm - Wed 1st November, 2017

The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initiatives are preferred, as are specific project funding requests rather than contributions to broader appeals.

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Play Tennis Fund

Amount: up to £5,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Fri 3rd November, 2017

The Play Tennis Fund is a small grants funding scheme aimed at supporting the tennis network across Britain in establishing effective local projects to grow tennis participation. Projects can apply for a maximum of £5,000 from the Play Tennis Fund and can target any age group of participants from 12 years of age upwards.

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Sport England's Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund

Amount: £1,000 to £500,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Mon 6th November, 2017

New £3 million fund for projects that support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups in England by engaging with them through sport and physical activity.

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Sport England Inactivity & Economic Disadvantage Fund

Amount: £1,000 to £500,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Mon 6th November, 2017

Tackling inactivity is a big challenge in England – that’s why it’s at the heart of the Sport England strategy Towards an Active Nation.

The second phase of their tackling inactivity funding will invest £3 million to support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups, and they’re looking for partners who can reach them and help change their lives for the better.

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East Midlands Airport Community Fund

Amount: up to £2,000

Round Deadline: 12:00am - Fri 10th November, 2017

The Community Fund awards grants to support eligible projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit and can award a maximum of £2,000 per application.

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SUEZ Landfill Communities Fund

Amount: £1 to £50,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Fri 10th November, 2017

SUEZ Communities Trust provides funds to not-for-profit organisations to undertake work that is eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Applications are considered for three areas of work which qualify for funding through the LCF.

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Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grant

Amount: up to £10,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Tue 14th November, 2017

These Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants are available thanks to the fundraising done in Subway® stores and through the Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5Ks. They are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you.

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Ron Pickering Memorial Fund

Deadline: 11:59pm - Sun 19th November, 2017

If you are a young, talented, able bodied or disability Track and Field athlete, aged 15-23 yrs, in need of support then you can apply for support from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund.

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VCSE Health and wellbeing fund 2017 to 2018

Amount: up to £300,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Tue 21st November, 2017

The Department of Health and Public Health England are inviting applications from voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to apply for the Health and Wellbeing Fund on social prescribing. They have produced and information pack for organisations considering an application together with an application form.

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EnviroGrant

Round Deadline: 12:00am - Thu 30th November, 2017

The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales.

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Persimmon Healthy Communities

Amount: £750 to £200,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Sun 31st December, 2017

Persimmon Healthy Communities supports sport for young people in England, Wales and Scotland.

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme

Amount: £10,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Thu 18th January, 2018

BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger.

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
• Any kind of disability.
• Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
• Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

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Charnwood Borough Council Funding

Amount: up to £1,500

Deadline: 11:59pm - Tue 6th February, 2018

Funding is available through four different grants.

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Department of Health Funding for Childrens Activity and Sports Prostheses

Amount: up to £5,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Thu 1st March, 2018

The Department of Health has made the decision to fully fund sports and activity prostheses for children in England who have suffered from limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency. Up until now, there has been no dedicated funding available for children's activity or sports limbs.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation: Community Support Grants

Amount: up to £20,000

Deadline: 11:59pm - Sun 1st April, 2018

WE PROVIDE SUPPORT TO FREEMASONS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY

Partners

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

Partners

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