Sport Specific Funding

  • Badminton England Club Support Grants - funding available: up to £500; The grant should be used to help your club develop and grow which could be done, for example, by increasing the number of sessions you offer, developing your coaches or running an open event. Clubs must be affiliated to Badminton England to apply for the funding and they will not be able to fund any existing activity or applications that are just for equipment.

  • Football Foundationfunding available: varies; various funds are available focussing on development of new and refurbished grassroots facilities; improving the quality and experience of playing sport at the grassroots level and sustaining and increasing participation.

  • The Rowing Foundationfunding available: £500 - £3,000; funding available to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British, the Foundation favours giving grants for equipment that will be used on the water and exclusively for juniors and disabled people of all ages. Application deadlines for 2019 will be updated in due course.

  • The Rugby Football Foundation - funding available: varies; various grants and loans available for clubs to improve facilities to promote and develop community amateur rugby in England.

  • The National Hockey Foundation - funding available: maximum £75,000; grants made to projects which focus on young people and hockey or enabling the development of hockey at youth or community level.

  • RYA Foundation - funding available: maximum £3,000; funding available to groups and individuals with a focus on volunteer recruitment, training, provision for children and young people or equipment.

  • Transforming British Tennis Together - funding available: varies; funding available for capital investment to transform tennis facilities, the aim of the fund is to double the number of children playing tennis and double the number of times infrequent adults play tennis.

  • Wooden Spoon Charity – funding available: not stated; grants available for projects which aim to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people. If the project is educational or disability focused it must include a key rugby element.

  • Rugby League World Cup Funding - funding available: small grant £1,000 - £15,000, large grant £15,000 and above; the programme has four main aims including;

    • encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with rugby league

    • invest in opportunities that reach different audiences and address barriers to participating in sport

    • recognise the role and value of rugby league activity in the community

    • deliver a lasting legacy

    The programme is focused on funding for facilities and equipment. Applications open from 23rd October 2018 - 23rd October 2021, decisions made every 12 weeks.

  • Inclusive Tennis Activation Fund - funding available: up to £250; The Lawn Tennis Association are looking to engage more disabled people with the sport of tennis, whatever the format may be, and encourage them to take part on a regular basis.

  • The Inclusive Tennis Activation Fund is aimed at local disabled people’s organisations that would like to begin delivering an inclusive tennis session. Further information can be found below:

    • help and advice in setting your project up

    • potential links to local tennis clubs to support delivery

    • for projects taking place in the North East

Please be aware, the deadline to apply is 31st May 2019.