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This fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare.
The fund is looking to support a wide range of ideas - from those that just need a few hundred pounds, to larger projects nearer £10,000.
There may be the opportunity to support a few exceptional projects with funding above this level. This Girl Can believes that you’re best placed to tell them what’s needed in your community so invite you to share your ideas about how to get more local women more active.
Who can apply?
Not-for-profit organisations, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies. Ideas will also be considered from individuals who’d like funding for a group activity which isn’t for individual gain. Organisations established to make a profit can get involved provided the project doesn’t realise a distributable profit. Other social enterprises and schools or statutory bodies are also welcome to get in touch.
*All places must be booked in advance or a £10/person fee will apply on the day
*A £10/person cancellation fee will apply for non-attendance or places not cancelled at least 5 days in advance
Whether you are a village club who needs to purchase extra equipment or a multi-million pound facility that hosts Olympic athletes, Sport England have a funding programme that can help you.
Check out their range of new funding opportunities.
For more information visit the website.
The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity raising funds for people with disabilities who play tennis. The trust specialises in supporting disabled people and disability tennis programmes through the provision of specialist wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants.
The dates for meetings to discuss funding applications in 2020 are:
The Sport Chapter of the Erasmus Plus Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport in order to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, promote and support good governance in sport and to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all. Application deadline: 02/04/2020 - details here.
Postcode Community Trust provides project based funding in Great Britain under the themes 'Improving community health & wellbeing, Increasing participation in arts & physical recreation and reducing isolation' .
Funding rounds in 2020
Stage 1: 21st January - 4th February
Stage 2: 10th March - 24th March
More information here.
GLL take an active national role in promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity as well as championing the benefits of the Sport. The GLL Sport Foundation has become the largest independent support programme for talented young UK athletes. The online application period runs from 20th December 2019 to 20th February 2020. To check eligibility and find out how to apply visit their website.
The Foundation’s grant-making programmes for charities target funding where it is most needed. Current target areas include:
Charities with incomes of under £500,000 can apply for a grant of between £500 and £15,000 over 1-3 years.
Charities with incomes of over £500,000 can seek a large grant for up to 3 years. Grants are between £10,000 and £80,000 however the average grant ranges from £20,000 to £60,000. Large grants must be used to fund a specific project.
The next deadline for small grant applications is 17 April 2020 and for large grant applications 17 February 2020. For more information visit the website.
The BlueSpark Foundation offers grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills, and future employability of children and young people. Details available on their website.
This new programme will fund grassroots community groups (with income below £250,000 per annum) to support capacity building (grants of up to £500) or project development (grants of up to £4000) that benefits local communities. Visit the website for more info.
The funding is available to any organisation that is developing cycling activity in their community and can be used for anything from equipment packages to activate your local space, through to a brand new cycling facility.
The programme is open until January 2021, so there is plenty of time to think about your project, discuss with your wider organisation and partners and submit an application when you’re ready. Full details available on the British Cycling Website.
The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community. The Foundation is passionate about encouraging people to get involved with swimming, which it hopes to encourage even further with its Community Grants.
Grants vary from £500 to £2,500 and will only be awarded to organisations supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon. The grants are administered by Swim England and the Swimming Trust and are awarded on an annual basis.
Applications for 2020 are now open and will close on Friday 13th March.
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