There is a wide range of funding streams available to clubs for support with the implementation of new activity. This includes support with equipment, coaching, facilities etc. Some of these are short-term only, others longer term. Below lists some of the national opportunities currently available.

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For further support with sourcing regional funding and applying for funding please contact your Club and Partner Coordinator or

November Funding Information (in order of closing date)

Youth Investment Fund
Useful for: Facility Development & Equipment
Applications Close: 11th November
Grants between £50k and £250k are available over 3 years to expand and create high quality local youth provision in 6 targeted communities across England.

  • London East
  • Liverpool City Region
  • West Midlands Urban
  • Tees Valley and Sunderland
  • Eastern Counties (Cambs, Norfolk, Suffolk)

Small scale capital funding up to £50k is available to assist the refurbishment of existing youth facilities, the development of new ones and the purchase of equipment which supports the object of this fund.

Ron Pickering Memorial Fund
Useful For: Athlete support and Equipment
Applications Close: 28th November
Financial support is available for young athletes in GB aged 15-23 to help with training and equipment costs. It must be the Athlete who applies for the funding.

Bright Ideas Community Business Fund
Useful For: New Clubs
Applications Close: 30th November

A package of tailored support and grants up to £20,000 is available to community groups working in England that want to develop their budding community business ideas.  There will be more rounds in the future. Applications are for those looking to set up their community business which should address one or more of the power to changes impact goals:

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Increase employability
  • Create better access to basic services
  • Improve the local environment
  • Enable greater community cohesion
  • Foster greater community pride and empowerment

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants
Useful For: Disability
Applications Close: 1st December

Open to charities and not-for-profit organisations. Grants are awarded to projects which are focused on outcomes for young people and children, and address disadvantage. Disadvantage is defined as:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  • Any kind of disability
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • Living in poverty

For further application guidance please see here and FAQ’s here.

Power to Change – Community Business Fund
Useful For: Facility Development
Applications Close: 16th December

Grants between £50,000 and £300,000 are available to help locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term.

SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities Fund – Smaller Projects Fund (England)
Useful for: Facility Development
Applications Close: 23rd January 2017


Grant up to £20,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations in qualifying areas of England for physical improvement to community facilities, such as village halls, public parks, sports facilities, historic buildings and structures.


Hyde Charitable Trust – Community Anchor Grant
Applications Close: 27th February 2017

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations up to £20,000. These are for organisations who provide services and activities for Hyde communities. They must address one of the following themes:

  • Successful tenancies
  • Positive pathways for young people
  • Health and wellbeing for older people


England Reaching Communities
Useful for: Equipment, Revenue Funding, Facility Development
Applications Close: Ongoing


Grants over £10,000 are available for projects encouraging voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas for funding. It will support projects that improve the quality of life in communities across England, offering help where it is most needed. Partnership working is encouraged particularly between the voluntary and community sector and statutory sector.


Sports Coach UK Twitter
Useful For: Coaching
Applications Close: Ongoing


Twitter feed regularly updated with Coach funding opportunities both locally and nationally.
Useful for: Any club project they wish to spend the money raised on.
Applications can be made at any time
Through registering with EasyFundraising – all staff, members, parents etc. can collect a free donation for the club every time they buy something one line with over 3,000 well known retailers including Amazon, Ebay and John Lewis. It’s free to use and is already used by over 10,000 sports clubs who between them have raised over £1.6m.

02 Think Big
Applications can be made at any time
Grants of up to £300 are available to young people aged 13-25 to help launch programmes and initiatives that benefit the places that they live with use of technology.

The following pots mentioned in previous updates are still open: