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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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The Mick George Sports Fund (in partnership with Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport)

£500 to £1,500

12:00am - Tue 25th June, 2019

The Mick George Sports fund, run in association with Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, is open to local sports clubs and organisations that meet the necessary qualifying criteria of supporting the delivery of sport and physical activity.

Canoe Polo Grants

11:25am - Tue 2nd July, 2019

The BC canoe polo committee has been awarding small grants to clubs and organisations for several years for projects that help expand the number of available facilities that can be used to host regional and national events as well as projects that will increase participation in canoe polo.

Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation - Wesleyan Foundation Grant

£2,000 to £10,000

1:00am - Wed 31st July, 2019

Funding to support not for profit organisations to deliver projects that will focus on education, health and social needs.

Postcode Community Trust Grant

£500 to £20,000

12:00am - Wed 25th September, 2019

Postcode Community Trust provides funding for projects in Great Britain relating to improving health and wellbeing, arts and physical recreation and reducing isolation.

Bowls Development Alliance - Play Bowls Package

up to £250

4:41pm - Fri 27th September, 2019

£250 is available for affiliated Bowls England and English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA Ltd) to deliver a Play Bowls Day (Open Day) followed by 4 x Play Bowls 4 Fun sessions, which are an informal, relaxed, coaching session with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment!

DM Thomas Foundation

up to £30,000

11:45pm - Tue 8th October, 2019

The Foundation's central grant fund supports small charities working in the areas of education or health with one of three chosen focus groups:
• Children and young people with disabilities
• Children and young people who are sick in hospital
• Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)


12:00am - Tue 31st December, 2019

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Loughborough University Donations Fund

up to £750

1:00am - Tue 31st December, 2019

Each year Loughborough University sets aside a budget for its Community Donations Fund to provide financial support to community groups and organisations across Charnwood.

Charnwood Borough Council - Coach/Official Education Grants

up to £250

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

Coach/Official Education Grants to assist with education/training course fees.

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.

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 - Talent Support Grants

up to £250

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

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

Persimmon Homes Building Futures

up to £100,000

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

To support you in Sport, Education, Health & Arts

Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

Intelligent Energy, the Loughborough based fuel cell engineering company, have launched a £100,000 Charitable Trust Fund to benefit local community groups and organisations in the Charnwood area.

Football Foundation - Grow the Game

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.

RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme


1:00am - Sat 23rd October, 2021

The Programme is focused on funding for
facilities and equipment. We want to work with: Any organisation that is developing Rugby League activity in their community.

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

1:00am - Fri 31st December, 2021

The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.

Santander Foundation

up to £10,000

The Santander Foundation has two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK

People's Health Trust - Active Communities

£5,000 to £50,000

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

The Astor Foundation

£250 to £1,500

Grants given for a wide range of Charitable Objectives

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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