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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GO GOLD Funding Programme

£250 to £1,000

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) and our partners are pleased to support talented young athletes through the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

Leicestershire and Rutland Playing Fields Association Starter Grants

up to £500

Grant to help with starting a new sport at your club; setting up a new team; encouraging a different group of people to take part in sport; or developing new skills such as coaching

Market Harborough Charitable Fund

£250 to £2,000

In order to further support local communities in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, Market Harborough Building Society created its own Charitable Foundation in 1999.

BBC's Children in Need grants programme

Open to organisations working with young people who are 18 years and under and are disadvantaged

Coalfields Regeneration Trust: Community Grants

£500 to £10,000

The Coalfields Community Grants programme provides funding from £500 to £10,000 to organisations who will make a positive difference in their community

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Primarily encourage exercise and activity for the child surviving cancer

The DBA Club Development Fund

£500 to £10,000

Fund to encourage formally constituted sports clubs of all levels to develop sustainable environments that allow disabled people access to sport.

Julie Tullis Memorial Award

Grant to assist mountaineers to achieve their climbing or mountaineering ambitions


The aim of the Trust is to advance the physical education of disabled young individuals and groups through the provision of grants to allow their participation in or attendance at sporting activities, or the purchase of equipment for sporting events or activities.

Lord's Taverners Foundation - Sports wheelchairs

Sports wheelchairs are donated to disabled young people

The National Hockey Foundation

Grants to meet one of their chosen areas of focus which includes "young people and hockey", "enabling the development of hockey at youth or community level" and "smaller charities".

David Wilson Foundation Grants

£100 to £5,000

The Foundation has been primarily created to help young people achieve their potential in life. We are supporting all education and sport and particularly those wishing to enter the construction industry.

Hedley Foundation

A charitable foundation which supports young people, the disabled and the terminally ill.

Charnwood Borough Council - Talent Support Grants

up to £250

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

Essential items of equipment/clothing required to compete and train.

Charnwood Borough Council - Sports Facilities Grants

up to £1,500

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

Assistance in providing, improving or retaining essential playing facilities and ancillary accommodations.

Charnwood Borough Council - Sports Development Grants

up to £250

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

Assistance with providing opportunities that will benefit residents of Charnwood and will normally be located within the Borough boundary.

Blaby LSA - Community Sport & Physical Activity Grant Scheme

up to £250

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation: Donors Fund

up to £3,000

Donor Profiles give groups looking for funding space to give brief details of activities they would like to run over the next year and for which they are looking for additional funding support.

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.

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.

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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  • Melton LSA
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    Blaby LSA
  • Equality Standard
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