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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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Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)

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

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English Schools Football Association Bursary Scheme

Any full-time teacher wishing to undertake an FA Level 1, 2, 3 or age-appropriate coaching qualification may receive up to a maximum of 75% of the course cost.

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Interest Free Loans

Amount: 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.

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Wells Sports Foundation

Amount: £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.

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The National Hockey Foundation

Amount: £10,000 to £75,000

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

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The Shared Access Scheme

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

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Woodward Charitable Trust

Amount: £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.

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North Norfolk Big Society Fund

The Big Society Fund is provided by North Norfolk District Council to help build strong communities in the district. It aims to help communities to develop new and innovative projects which will improve their social and economic wellbeing.

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The Civil Service Sports Council - Physical Activity Fund

The Physical Activity Fund is a new funding opportunity for any CSSC member to trial a new physical activity with friends, family and work colleagues on a local level across the UK. Whether it's starting up a lunchtime exercise class in your workplace, organising weekly badminton sessions locally or even putting on a family fun day, the Physical Activity Fund can help!

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Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust Fund

Recipients must be registered charities but the trustees have complete discretion as to the type of charitable work supported. In recent years there has been some concentration on support for charities working with children or young people and those active in the environment and the arts. There has also been a preference for applications from and for Scotland but not to the exclusion of applications from elsewhere.

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The Linbury Trust

The trustees of the Linbury Trust make grants to organisations and towards causes across a broad range of categories, including the Arts; Education; Environment and Heritage; Medical; Social Welfare and Developing Countries.

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Yapp Charitable Trust

Amount: 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.

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Key Fund

Amount: £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.

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Sport England - New Community Asset Fund

Amount: £1,000 to £150,000

Sport England's Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active. There are a number of things that they want to achieve with this funding, but most importantly they want to help local organisations to create quality and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come – which may mean providing help to get things up and running too.

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Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Amount: £100 to £5,000

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2017.

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Ageing Better

Amount: n/a to £2,000

The Ageing Better Fund will support citizens in Birmingham who can empower older people over 50 to make contributions to their community through starting Ageing Better Networks.

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The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Work Grant

Amount: £10,000 to £60,000

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has a grant fund of £25m a year until 2021 and £4m a year has been set aside for projects focused on helping marginalised young people. Youth work organisations can apply to two new funds - a Youth Fund and a Growth Fund. The Youth Fund will provide grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to go towards core operating costs.

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Magna Park Community Fund

Amount: £250 to £2,500

Funding from £250-£2500 is available.

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Leicester City Council Sport & Physical Activity Grants

Amount: up to £500

Leicester City Council and Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport have created a funding programme that is offering sports clubs, groups, individuals and coaches the opportunity to improve infrastructure, as well as increase the number of people engaged and sustained in sport and physical activity.

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Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund

Amount: up to £2,000

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund grants are awarded from the earnings of a number of endowment funds, which are created from contributions by individuals, companies and trusts and managed by Heart of England Community Foundation.

Partners

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

Partners

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