Sport Council Funding

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Sport Council Funding

Sport Councils offer a range of different funding opportunities aimed primarily at not-for-profit organisations.

There are 45 county sports partnerships (CSPs) covering England. These are networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity. They can provide funding for a range of activities including Sportivate, which gives 14-25-year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks' of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports, satellite clubs. This bridges the gaps between school, college and community sport for young people as well as coaching bursaries. 

For more information about your local CSP, please contact your Regional Participation Coordinator


Sport England – Small Grants:

The Sport England Small Grants Programme uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 for not-to-profit organisations to help young people (aged 14+) and adults take, and keep, a sporting habit for life.

This type of funding is open for not-to-profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools and governing bodies of sport.

To apply for this funding you will need to show a written constitution or governing document, which should include a not-for-profit statement and charitable dissolution clause. Your membership should be open to all sections of the community, and your governing committee should include at least three non-related and non-cohabiting members. Your application should also show us that your organisation is appropriately governed. If your organisation is a branch of a larger organisation, you should confirm that you are sufficiently independent of them. If you do not have your own committee, bank account and constitution you will need the support of your parent organisation, which must accept overall responsibility for the award.

Applications for this type of funding are open throughout the year. For more information on Sport England's Small Grants click here.

For funding opportunities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, click on the titles below: 

Sport Scotland

Sport Wales

Sport Northern Ireland