Funding Finder

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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.

Receive our 'Clubs & Funding Newsletter' - highlighting the most recent and suitable funds available. You will need to register/login, go to your 'Dashboard', then 'Account' and 'Email and Sharing' to update which Newsletters you would like to receive.

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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Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Football Stadia Improvement Fund

up to £750,000

Funded by the Premier League, the Football Stadia Improvement Fund awards capital grants to EFL, National League, Women's Pyramid and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System.

Premier League Fans Fund

Premier League Fans Fund

up to £50,000

A commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations that improve the relationship between fans and their clubs.

Voice4Change England - Covid-19 Grants Programme

Voice4Change England - Covid-19 Grants Programme

£5,000 to £10,000

This fund is for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups and organisations, working to deliver COVID-19 services in England.

Thriving Communities Fund

Thriving Communities Fund

£25,000 to £50,000

12:00pm - Fri 8th January, 2021

The Thriving Communities Fund will support local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCSFSE) projects that bring together place-based partnerships to improve and increase the range and reach of available social prescribing community activities – especially for those people most impacted by COVID-19 and health inequalities.

Grassroots Football Fund

Grassroots Football Fund

Grassroots Football have teamed up with the Utilita Energy High 5 movement to launch the Grassroots Fund, providing support to grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers who need the help.

Wesleyan Foundation: Small Grants

Wesleyan Foundation: Small Grants

up to £2,000

1:00am - Fri 4th December, 2020

Due to Coronavirus, Wesleyan will support projects in response to the pandemic that focus on a variety of themes.

*Unable to fund; Sports clubs and societies (unless the project benefits disabled people)*

Masonic Charitable Foundation: Later Life Grants

Masonic Charitable Foundation: Later Life Grants

£1,000 to £60,000

1:00am - Mon 31st May, 2021

Grants can be offered to charities supporting socially isolated and lonely older people over the age of 50.

Masonic Charitable Foundation: Children & Young People Grants

Masonic Charitable Foundation: Children & Young People Grants

£1,000 to £60,000

1:00am - Mon 31st May, 2021

Grants can be offered to charities for projects that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 0-18 and up to the age of 25 years for disabled young people.

Melton Borough Council Community Grants

Melton Borough Council Community Grants

1:00am - Wed 16th December, 2020

The Council wishes to continue promoting and supporting local projects and services in an effective, local and community-led manner as an alternative to direct provision by the Council.

The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund

The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund

£2,000 to £10,000

1:00am - Tue 1st June, 2021

The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund has been launched to provide support for rural businesses and independent retail businesses, to enable them to overcome the impacts they may have faced, or are still facing, as a result of COVID-19.

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

up to £5,000

BaseballSoftballUK, the development agency for both sports in the United Kingdom, has launched its new Facilities Fund. BSUK has committed £10,000 per year to the Fund for the next five years, and Development Chartered clubs and leagues can apply for up to £5,000 in funding.

North West Leicestershire - Small Grants Scheme

North West Leicestershire - Small Grants Scheme

up to £500

Grants of up to £500 are available for new projects or one-off pieces of expenditure for equipment or other items, which will help your organisation to deliver an improved service to the community or just try something different.

North West Leicestershire - Coaching & Leadership Education Grant Scheme

North West Leicestershire - Coaching & Leadership Education Grant Scheme

up to £100

This grant scheme supports and encourages coaches, leaders and officials from North West Leicestershire to gain coaching, leadership and officiating qualifications.

North West Leicestershire - Talented Athlete Grant Scheme

North West Leicestershire - Talented Athlete Grant Scheme

up to £100

This scheme supports young talented athletes to keep pursing their sporting careers by providing finance to help with the associated costs.

Lutterworth Area Community Fund (previously Magna Park Community Fund)

Lutterworth Area Community Fund (previously Magna Park Community Fund)

£2,500 to £175,000

1:00am - Sat 1st November, 2025

GLP (formerly Gazeley) as developer and owner of Magna Park, in response to the on-going expansion of Magna Park has committed to establish a new Community Fund initiative to support community and voluntary organisations to deliver local projects within the geographical area surrounding Magna Park.

Coronavirus recovery and resilience grants

Coronavirus recovery and resilience grants

1:00am - Wed 31st March, 2021

You can get grants of up to £5,000 to fund innovative projects providing essential services or supporting communities in response to coronavirus.

Near Neighbours Small Grant Scheme

Near Neighbours Small Grant Scheme

£250 to £3,000

1:00am - Fri 11th December, 2020

Near Neighbours brings people together from communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust and collaborate on initiatives that improve the local community they live in.

The grants programme which is part of Near Neighbours is being administered by our partner organisation, Church Urban Fund. Near Neighbours is funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. We work with those of any faith or none.

Aviva Community Fund

Aviva Community Fund

up to £50,000

We’ve been running the Aviva Community Fund for over four years, and we’re proud to have helped thousands of small charities and good causes build stronger communities all across the UK.

And now, we’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder to give charities and community interest companies the opportunity to further build their capabilities, drive sustainable fundraising and leverage our talented and enthusiastic workforce to get their best and brightest ideas off the ground.

Leicestershire County Council Communities Fund

Leicestershire County Council Communities Fund

£500 to £1,500

1:00am - Fri 22nd January, 2021

Leicestershire County Council has opened round 3 of the fund to support community organisations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

England Boxing Tackling Inequalities Fund

England Boxing Tackling Inequalities Fund

£300 to £3,000

England Boxing is distributing a further £150,000 of Sport England funding to help ease the financial burden on boxing clubs in the country’s most deprived communities.

Applications for the Tackling Inequalities Fund are being accepted with immediate effect for between £300 and £3,000.

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  • Melton LSA
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  • Sport England
    Active Oadby and Wigston
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    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Blaby LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
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    Charnwood LSA