Funding Finder

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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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People's Health Trust - Active Communities

£5,000 to £50,000

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

The Astor Foundation

£250 to £1,500

Grants given for a wide range of Charitable Objectives

ASDA Foundation

Asda foundation has 5 streams of funding available.

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired

Provides grants to children and young people with a hearing impairment and to organisations who provide help to such people.

Utility Aid

A free energy audit, carried out remotely by analysing your bills.

Peter Harrison Foundation - Opportunities Through Sport

Support sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

Grants that allow disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities to develop an exciting interest in the great outdoors.

Comic Relief Funds


Comic Relief funds work that aims to achieve at least one of our five themes

Tudor Trust Fund

Supports organisations working in any part of the UK.

Rugby Football Foundation - Helping Hand Grants

£500 to £1,500

Provides a mechanism for rugby clubs to apply for a small grant

Rugby Football Foundation - Groundmatch Grants

£1,500 to £5,000

Provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Sport England Protecting Playing Fields

Fund to create, develop and improve natural turf playing fields for community sport

Blaby Local Sport Alliance - Coach Grant Scheme

up to £100

As part of the Blaby District Local Sports Alliance’s commitment to supporting local sport and physical activity, the Blaby Community Sport & Physical Activity Grant Scheme aims to support the development of local sport and physical activity opportunities by offering financial assistance to community-based instructors and organisations with a goal of sustaining activities.

Rutland Coach & Volunteer Fund

This funding stream focuses on developing the workforce behind the fantastic sports clubs which run in Rutland. It aims to strengthen our community sports volunteers and coaches through funding qualifications and training courses.

Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK Landfill Communities Fund

Local groups can apply for funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects within 7 miles of a Lafarge - Tarmac site.

North West Leicestershire Coach Education Grant

up to £100

The grant will assist in the development of local coaches, clubs and officials
enabling them to gain appropriate qualifications in their chosen sport.

UK Coaching

Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK

EMD Academy Open Bursary

up to £150

The training grant offers financial support to passionate dance fitness teachers/instructors hoping to develop their career. It is available to anyone wanting to take a course or continuing professional development (CPD).

East Midlands Netball Regional Funding

East Midlands Netball will support their affiliated members by providing subsidies and mentoring opportunities to help develop coaches / tutors / umpires / volunteers / players across the region.

Sport Leaders Spirit of 2012 Tutor Training Funding

up to £150

If your organisation falls under any of the three criteria stated by Sports Leaders then you may be able to apply for up to £150 Spirit of 2012 funding to go towards your tutor training cost.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided by third-parties and accepts no liability relating to any information contained on the site. If any contact details have been provided, It is recommended that you contact them directly.


  • Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA
    Sport England
    O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Harborough LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
    Leicestershire County Council


  • Safeguarding
    Active Leicester
  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA