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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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Rugby Football Foundation: Groundmatch Grants

£1,500 to £5,000

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

The Greggs Foundation – Local Community Project Fund

up to £2,000

The Local Community Projects Fund helps organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of our local communities. The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

British Gymnastics Foundation - Hardship Fund

£20 to £5,000

The British Gymnastics Foundation is providing a new Hardship Grant to provide financial support to enable their members to continue to be involved in gymnastics.

Playing Fields Legacy Fund

up to £10,000

The Playing Fields Legacy Fund is a small charity established to get more people, especially the young and disadvantaged, playing sport through more effective use of playing fields. They offer grants of up to £10,000 to stimulate new investment in playing fields, including funding for drainage, levelling, returfing, ATPs, MUGAs and pavilions.

Waitrose Community Matters

£100 to £300

Community Matters is an initiative to enable Waitrose branches to support local communities and application forms can be found on the front of the Community Matters token collection points in Waitrose Branches.

Grants are available for: Welfare organisations, community groups, clubs, schools, local divisions of national charities, local charities

Persimmon Community Champions

up to £1,000

Persimmon Community Champions is here to help local community groups, good causes and charities and can donate up to £1000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves.

Backing The Best

• Backing the Best has been developed to support talented young athletes who, because of their family's financial situation, might not get the opportunity to fulfil their sporting potential.
• Backing the Best will help England to develop talent from areas that it might otherwise miss out on. It will help athletes with limited resources realise their potential without having to worry about petrol costs, hotel stays, kit, or even the most basic tools – such as trainers or the right food and nutrition.
• Priority for disabled athletes, females and those from BME backgrounds.

Carriers for Causes

up to £2,000

Grants of up to £2,000 available to give good causes within a two mile radius of a One Stop store. The grants will be available to support projects that benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places.

Bowls England Coaching Bursary

Coaching Bursary Scheme to assist members of affiliated clubs who wish to obtain a Coach Bowls qualification.

England Golf Trust

The England Golf Trust (previously known as the EWGA Trust) is a charitable organisation, helping young people in financial need who, without its support, would not be able to play golf.

Joe Humphries Memorial Trust - Inspire Awards

up to £500

The Inspire Awards will provide financial assistance to young people aged 13 to 21 years old.

Sir Andrew Martin Trust Grant

£100 to £1,000

The Sir Andrew Martin Trust aims to reward skilled young people and youth organisations in the area.

Samworth Brothers 'Sports Opportunity' Fund

Samworth Brothers are offering grants to help develop local sports projects.

Club Cashback Scheme

The Club Cashback Scheme is a partnership between the Foundation and Club Website to support local clubs, raise much needed funds, and ensure future sustainability within the grassroots game.

Football Foundation - Respect Scheme

The FA and Foundation’s Respect barriers and Respect packs (made up of captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) are available to football leagues and clubs to ensure there is good behaviour by players and parents alike in the grassroots game, with money provided by The FA and vouchers supplied by the Foundation.

Boost Charitable Trust

up to £500

The Trust supports charities or non-profit making organisations with a focus on sport. All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through sport.

Central Social and Recreational Trust

up to £1,000

Grants are available for sports clubs and organisations in the UK 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.

Wilkinson’s Helping Hands Grants

Helping the local community is really important to us. If you're a local charity or community group in need of a helping hand, please visit your local wilko store to pick up an application form.

Premier League & FA Facilities Fund

£1,000 to £10,000

Not for profit organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme.
The funding is available for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities.

Zurich Community Trust - Local Grants Programme

£250 to £5,000

Grants are available for local voluntary organisations and charities that work with disadvantaged people and help them achieve a more fulfilling and independent lifestyle. 15-mile radius of Zurich office in B16 9PF grants are offered.

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.

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Partners

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