Funding Opportunities – Educational Establishments

There are a number of trusts, charities and organisations across Tyne & Wear and nationally who provide grants to educational establishments.

The majority of funding available however needs to be used to deliver outside of curriculum time and beyond a schools statutory responsibilities. Most funders will not support activities which the government has a legal obligation to fund.

If you are unsure if your project would be eligible please contact us and we would be happy to discuss this further with you.


Top Tips when applying for funding;

·         Always read the eligibility criteria prior to applying

·         When completing an application always refer to the guidance notes

·         Speak to your students, never assume they will be interested in a specific sport or activity

·         Ensure you have all the supporting documents available to submit with the application

·         Take into account timescales; how far in advance of the project do you need to submit

·         Ask for support both internally and externally


We are funded by Sport England to work with local organisations to get more people, more active; therefore we provide FREE advice and guidance on funding applications of this nature. If you would like any further information or support please contact us.

Below are some funding options currently available to schools, please click on the titles for the full information:

Sport England Small Grantsfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on funding adults and young people (14+) to become more active, develop a more resilient sporting habit, develop more diverse volunteers or improve progression and inclusion in talent development

Sport England Community Asset Fundfunding available: £1,000 - £150,000 (educational establishments must have pound for pound match funding); facilities funding dedicated to enhancing spaces in the local community that provide people with the opportunity to be more active.

Awards for Allfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.  Sport and physical activity projects must have a clear link to one of the three Awards for All outcomes.

Community Foundationfunding available: maximum £5,000; projects must focus on supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making an area a good place to live.

Tyne & Wear Sport Equipment Bursary funding available: maximum £300; focus on providing primary schools with financial support to purchase equipment which will allow them to deliver higher quality sporting opportunities and PE both within and outside of the curriculum.

Tyne & Wear Sport Training Bursary funding available: maximum £300; funding provided to support individual school staff to improve their knowledge, experience and obtain qualifications to deliver high quality sport and/or PE in schools.


If you have a very specific project in mind and none of the above mentioned opportunities are appropriate we also have access to a FREE grant finder tool which can search all available funding opportunities.