Further Funding Opportunities

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Further Funding Opportunities

Here are some of the other funding opportunities that are on offer.

Below we have outlined some of the other funding opportunities that are available.

  • Small Grants - Small Grants from Sport England aims to help projects which aim to get more people playing sport once a week and help increase the number of 14-25 year-olds that play sport. Funding available from £300 to £10,000. 
  • Big Lottery - The Big Lottery offers a range of different funding opportunities aimed primarily at not-for-profit organisations; however, Limited Companies are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate that the project will not lead to personal gain.

          The most accessible grants:
          Awards For All – Funding available for up to £10,000
          Reaching Communities Capital – Funding available for projects over £100,000
          Reaching Communities – Funding available for projects under £100,000

  • Comic Relief (Sport Relief) – Comic Relief offers a range of different funding opportunities aimed primarily at not-for-profit organisations.

    The most accessible grants:
    UK Small Grants – Funding available for up to £10,000
    UK Main Fund – no upper limit but usually £20,000-£40,000
  • Children in Need – Children in Need offers a range of different funding opportunities aimed primarily at not-for-profit organisations.

    The most accessible grants:
    Small Grants – Funding available for up to £10,000
    Main Grants – no upper limit but usually £20,000-£120,000
  • BIFFA – BIFFA offers a range of different funding opportunities aimed primarily at not-for-profit organisations which are based within a 15 radius of landfill;

    The most accessible grants:
    Small Grants – Funding available for up to £10,000
    Main Grant Scheme – funding available for up to £50,000
  • Veolia – Veolia offers a single grant aimed at not-for-profit organisation up to £100,000, but usually granting between £20,000 and £40,000.
  • DEFRA and Rural development Grants – DEFRA offers funding opportunities aimed primarily rural businesses; To know about your local priorities contact your Local Action Group (LAG) 

          The most accessible grants:

          The Growth Programme
          Leader Funding

  • BHS Scholarship – The BHS Scholarship aims to increase the number of qualified BHS Assistant Instructors (AI) across the UK. Each year, BHS will support the costs of training, BHS Stage 3 and PTT examinations and the first year on the BHS Register of Instructors.
  • ABRS Jeffres Scholarship – The ABRS Jeffress Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to bright, keen individuals who are currently working in the equine industry, either full or part time. The bursary is for training to improve existing coaching prowess. The Trust runs two training cycles per year (normally March to September and September to March).
  • Crowd Funding – It is possible to galvanise the support of your local community and supporters to raise funds for specific projects through crowdfunding. The idea is to use the internet and social media to get relatively small amounts of money from a large number of people, which will add up to the larger amount of money that you need, usually in return for incentives and rewards. There are a number of organisations who offer this service. We have worked with equestrian businesses that have used Sponsorise Me and Podium Partners, which are both specific sports crowdfunding organisations, but other organisations do exist. You will need to select an organisation that meets your needs so read carefully about what they have to offer in relation to the percentage of the money raised that they take. 
  • Sport Wales - Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

    Community Chest: Up to £1500 for available for community sport and physical recreation.
    Development Grant: Up to £25,000 available to develop activity in your community