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Funding Finder

  • Funding

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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Big Lottery Fund - Reaching Communities England (reopened)

£10,000 to £500,000

After pausing the fund for three months, the Big Lottery Fund has reopened their £190 million programme.

Screwfix Foundation

Screwfix Foundation are offering funding to registered charities to fix/maintain/improve community facilities within the UK.

True Colours Trust

Trustees of the Trust are committed to supporting a large number of excellent local organisations and projects that support disabled children and their families on a daily basis.

Clothworkers' Foundation – UK

The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims through its funding to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage.

East Midlands Netball Grant

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

Active Harborough District Sports Club Grant

up to £250

Active Harborough District have grants of up to £250 available for sports clubs and organisations in the Harborough District. If your club needs funding for equipment, qualifications, expansion or something else, find out if you are eligible and apply using the pack.

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

up to £1,500

Helping disabled people access tennis opportunities through funding for wheelchairs, equipment and grants.

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.

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.

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.

Partners

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

Partners

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