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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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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.

J. Reginald Corah Foundation Fund

Grants for general charitable purposes in the city of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, including support for a range of charitable purposes including youth initiatives, education and training.

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Supporting disadvantaged and disengaged young people.

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Supporting youth sailing

Alec Dickson Trust

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.

Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.

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.

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.

Advanced Learning Loans for Level 3 or 4 courses

£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.

Budweiser Club Futures

£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.

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)

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

Interest Free Loans

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.

Wells Sports Foundation

£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.

The National Hockey Foundation

£10,000 to £75,000

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

The Shared Access Scheme

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

Woodward Charitable Trust

£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.

Yapp Charitable Trust

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.

Key Fund

£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.

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

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

Partners

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