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.

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Local, Regional and National funding sources can added to the Funding Finder. To submit a funding source, you will first need to register/login and click 'Add Fund.' All submissions will be approved by LRS prior to becoming live. LRS excludes all responsibility for the sources added by 3rd party organisations.

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Awards for All England

Awards for All England

£300 to £10,000

Financial assistance is available for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.

The National Hockey Foundation

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".

National Lottery Fund - Reaching Communities England (reopened)

National 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. With the pandemic still with us, the lottery will continue to seek to support people and communities most adversely impacted.

Lord's Taverners Foundation - Sports wheelchairs

Lord's Taverners Foundation - Sports wheelchairs

Sports wheelchairs are donated to disabled young people

The Princes Trust Development Award

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

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.

SHIRE Community Grant

SHIRE Community Grant

up to £10,000

To help deliver the priorities of Leicestershire County Council's Communities Strategy, the SHIRE Community Grant programme will enable voluntary and community sector organisations (including social enterprises and Town/Parish Councils) to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which help to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Leicestershire.

Budweiser Club Futures

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.

THE RICHARD OVERALL TRUST

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.

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)

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

Julie Tullis Memorial Award

Julie Tullis Memorial Award

Grant to assist mountaineers to achieve their climbing or mountaineering ambitions

Interest Free Loans

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.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Primarily encourage exercise and activity for the child surviving cancer

Wells Sports Foundation

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.

Edith Murphy Foundation

Edith Murphy Foundation

£500 to £5,000

The Trustees are given in the Trust Deed wide power of making grants and are not restricted geographically.

The National Hockey Foundation

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

The Shared Access Scheme

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

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.

Woodward Charitable Trust

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.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust: Community Grants

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

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Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Rutland