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Active Living Fund (UK)
Contact:   Community Foundation 0161 214094
Amount:    Grants up to £1000
Priorities:First: new ways of getting non-active people active
           Second: expanding existing projects
           Third: maintaining existing projects eg new equipment
           Beneficiaries in order of priority: first, adults and children taking part
           together; under 18s; 25+; 19-24s.
Deadlines: Applications are assessed every two months. Turn around10 weeks.

All England Netball Association Youth Trust
Contact       Jane Kelloe 138 Winston Road London N16 9LJ 020 7249 1098
Priorities    Projects range from a commitment to provide funding for each Active
              Sport programme (subject to receipt of the detailed development plan), to
              support for the development of netball in both inner-city and rural areas.
              The trustees meet three times a year, normally February, May and
              October. Projects range from a commitment to provide funding for each
              Active Sport programme (subject to receipt of the detailed development
              plan), to support for the development of netball in both inner-city and rural

Community Amateur Sports Clubs – Registration

Contact       HMRC Charities Sports Club Unit St Johns House Merton Road
              Liverpool L75 1BB. Send a completed form (weblink below) your club's
              governing documents - such as your constitution, rules, memorandum and
              articles of association; your club's latest accounts and a copy of your
              club's prospectus - if there is one - and members' rulebook
Amount        For every £1 donated over and above the membership fee, you can claim
              an extra 25 p from HMRC. Also, HMRC automatically pays your CASC a
              further 3p for every pound - until 5 April 2011. So you get £1.28.
Priorities    Only registered CASC clubs. You must be set up with a formal
              constitution (for example its rules or memorandum and articles of
               association). The club‟s written constitution must require the club to be
               open to the whole community; the club‟s main purpose must be to provide
               facilities for eligible sports and must encourage people to take part in them
               and be organised on an amateur basis

Dickie Bird Foundation
Contact        The Dickie Bird Foundation Jefferson House Orchard Lane Guiseley
               Leeds LS20 9HZ
Website under revision
Priorities     The vision of the Foundation is to assist financially disadvantaged young
               people under 18 years of age to participate, to the best of their ability, in
               the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture
               or ethnicity and to ensure that, in doing so, they improve their chances
               both inside and outside sport.

England Cricket Board

Contact       County development manager John Harris 07824 548 838
              01462 683 280
Amount        Grants for facilities Minimum 25% other funding. Awards vary from up to
              £10,000 to £50,000+ depending on tenure of facilities
              Interest free loans also with 25% match funding
Priorities     Strategic sustainable projects with commitment to junior development
              and with other sources of capital and revenue investment

Funding for Football Leagues (England)
Contact:       Mrs Penny Kift, The Football Association, tel 0207 745 4593, email
Amount:        Between £250 and £800 depending on size of league
Priorities:    Equipment (as listed on website) for League Secretary, Registration
               Secretary, Referees Secretary, Fixtures Secretary, Results Secretary
               or Website Editor. Turnaround 6-8 weeks

Football Foundation
Contact:       Tel 0845 345 4555

      Facilities Grant

Priorities     Improvement of facilities for football and other sports in local communities,
               sustaining or increasing participation.
               Facilities funded: grass pitches; pavilions, clubhouses and
               changing rooms; artificial turf pitches and multi-use games
              areas; fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Grants for revenue costs
              associated with project also given.
Amount        Max £1m. Fast-track max £20,000

      Community Large Grant

Priorities    Projects using football and other sports to contribute to educational
              Achievement and closing the skills gap, tackling health inequalities and
              social exclusion, always including increasing participation and
              considering equality of access.
Amount        Max £150,000. Small grants scheme for new activities, for groups of
              max income £15,000 (max £9,000 for projects up to £10,000).

      Goalpost Safety Grant

Priorities    Replacing unsafe goals. Exclusions: professional clubs, clubs without
              open membership, clubs in National League System Steps 1 & 2,
              commercial operators.
Amount        50% of cost to max £3,000.

      Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Amount:       Dependent on which Step within League - £20,000 to £750,000.
Priorities:   Clubs in Football League & National League System down to Step 7
              and below.

      Junior Kit Grant

Priorities:   Kit and equipment for under 18s and for adults with disabilities.
Amount:       Max £400

      Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Amount:       Dependent on which Step within League - £20,000 to £750,000.
Priorities:   Clubs in Football League & National League System down to Step 7
              and below.

Garfield Weston Foundation
Contact       The Administrator Garfield Weston Foundation Weston Centre 10
              Grosvenor Street London W1K 4QY Tel: 020 7399 6565
Amount        Unlikely to be more than £5000
Priorities    Charities that run youth and community activities including sport Prefers
              capital bids or one off contributions to running expenses. There are no
              formal deadlines for submitting applications and
              organisations should allow approximately four months for
              a final outcome, though acknowledgement letters are sent
              within four weeks
Grassroots Grants Programme

Contact      Your local CVS if you are a local group. Helen Doubal at Hertfordshire
             Community Foundation 01707 251351 if you
             area county wide group
Amount       A grant of between £250 to £5000 between Apr and Dec 2010
Priorities   For grassroots activity organised by small community and voluntary
             groups in both urban and rural settings across Hertfordshire. Your group‟s
             income needs to be less than £30,000 averaged over three years. Any
             reasonable expense but local priorities will apply as funding available to
             the district reduces.

Health Inequalities Fund

Contact      TBC but register interest by emailing
Amount       Not likely to be more than £2000.
Priorities   An annual project fund of the St Albans Health Housing and Social Care
             Partnership funded by West Herts PCT. Likely deadline end August 2009
             for new physical exercise work with over 50‟s and/or carers and/or people
             with a learning disability.

Herts Sports Partnership PE and School Sport Club Links Funding
Contact      Telephone: 01707 281201 Email:
Website and go to the „Creating School Club Links‟ area
             of the GREEN section

Ladbrokes in the Community Charitable Trust
Contact      Ladbroke Betting and Gaming Ltd Imperial House Imperial Drive Harrow
             Middlesex HA2 7JW
Priorities   Supporting our communities in which shops and businesses of Ladbrokes
             Betting and Gaming Ltd or Ladbrokes eGaming Limited operate). In the
             first instance, the support of a local shop (3 in St Albans) should be
             secured in raising funds on behalf of a cause. Monies raised are banked
             with the trust, with maybe additional funds being added taken by the trust's
             grants committee. The grants committee meets monthly to consider

Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport
Contact      Foundation House 42 - 48 London Road Reigate Surrey
             RH2 9QQ 01737 228000
Priorities   Applications from charities for sporting activities or projects which
             provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise
              disadvantaged to fulfill their potential and to develop other personal and
              life skills. Often “one off” grants for capital projects which provide a focus
              for skills development and confidence building through the medium of
              sport; projects with a strong training and/or educational theme within the
              sporting activity; that provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled
              or disadvantaged people; projects with a high degree of community
              involvement or that help to engage children or young people at risk of
              crime, truancy or addiction. No specific deadlines.

Sport England - Innovation Fund

Contact       Sport England, 2 Loughborough Park, Oakwood Drive, Loughborough
              LE11 3QF Tel: 08458 508 508 Email:
Amount        They anticipate making a small number of awards between £10,000 and
              £500,000 to between 10 and 20 projects
Priorities    Innovative sporting opportunities enabling existing participants to do more,
              or to bring sport to those people who currently play sport only
              occasionally, or not at all. Current deadline - 10 August 2009

Sport England Themed Programmes

The Rural Communities programmes is now closed. There will be a new
themed programme in the Autumn 09

Contact:      Tel 08458 508 508; email


Sport England Sustainable Facilities Programme
Next round will be launched October/November 09.

Contact:      Tel 08458 508 508; email


Amount:       max £2 million. Larger projects at discretion of Sport England Board

Priorities:   Refurbishing/replacing old facilities, with following weighted criteria: impact
              against sports outcomes of grow, sustain and excel; sustainability ;
              deliverability; additionality
Sport England - Small Grants
Contact      Sport England, 3rd Floor Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, WC1B 4SE
             020 7273 1551 Fax: 020 7383 5740
Amount       £300 and £10,000 you should consider applying to the Small grants
             programme. but the total project cost cannot exceed £50,000
Priorities   Community sport projects which seek to increase or sustain participation
             or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport
             recognised. Sporting outcomes must be the main focus. Projects can use
             sport as a means to an end but there must be a clear sporting benefit.
             Turnaround 6 weeks

Sport England – Sportsmatch
Contact      08458 508 508 Email:
Amount       Programme matches sponsorship money pound for pound but the
             maximum grant has been increased to £100,000, with a maximum capital
             grant of £25,000 for equipment projects. The maximum number of private
             investors per application has increased from three to five.
Priorities   The development of grassroots sport in England by increasing
             participation in sports at community level. You must deliver the entire
             Sportsmatch element of your project in the same funding year by 31
             March. Any sponsor ineligible if they receive more than 25% of their
             funds from government (eg Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Football
             Foundation, etc). (ie this would rule out local authority created leisure
             trusts that receive their subsidy from local government to operate their
             services). Sporting charities or trusts will also be ineligible if they receive
             more than 25% of their funds from events related to the sport, a national
             governing body or professional sporting body and are investing in their
             own sport. Sporting charities and trusts that invest in other sports will be
             considered on a case by case basis.

Sport Relief Grants
Contact      Christine Mills, Herts Community Foundation 01707 251351
Website      www.
Priorities   Max £10,000 for community-based organisations for projects for
             disadvantaged people who would not otherwise take part in sport.

The 948 Sports Foundation
Contact      Julie Dekker Old Albanian Sports Club Assistant Secretary Woollam
             Playing Fields 160 Harpenden Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 6BB
             01727 864476
Priorities   St Albans and surrounding areas to ensure due attention is given to the
             physical development of young people in schools and colleges; assist in
             the organisation and provision of facilities to encourage participation by
             such persons in physical recreation and sport; help organise or provide
             facilities for recreation for persons in the beneficial area whose youth or
             social/economic circumstances means they need such facilities. In writing
             to the correspondent.

The Bernard Coleman Charitable Trust
Contact      The Secretary Moonstone Pilgrims Way Westhumble Dorking Surrey
             RH5 6AP
Priorities   To provide coaching facilities to young sportsmen and sportswomen and
             to give donations to other similar sporting charities and grants to sporting
             clubs and associations.

The Cricket Foundation
Contact      Nick Gandon Lord's Cricket Ground St John's Wood London
             NW8 8QZ 020 7432 1200
Amount       Maximum interest free loan £50,000
Priorities   ECB affiliated, Clubmark accredited focus clubs only. Support to facilitate
             the recreational game through existing community participation,
             particularly amongst young people, and enable increased participation
             amongst all levels of the amateur game; interest-free loan scheme to
             amateur cricket clubs; facility grants both for cricket

The Football Association Youth Trust
Contact      Mike Appleby Secretary Football Association Ltd 25 Soho Square London
             W1D 4FA 020 7745 4589
Priorities   The principal activity of the trust continues to be the organisation or
             provision of facilities which will enable pupils of schools and universities in
             the UK to play association football or other games and sports including the
             provision of equipment, lectures, training colleges, playing fields or indoor
             accommodation. In writing to the correspondent. Grants are made
             throughout the year. There are no application forms, but a copy of the
             most recent accounts should be sent. Mainly for county associations and
             educational institutions

The Golf Foundation
Contact      Chief Executive Mike Round The Spinning Wheel High Street Hoddesdon
             Hertfordshire EN11 8BP 01992 449830
Priorities   The sporting development of young people in the British Isles through golf
             by providing grants to other organisations and schools, creating its own
             projects, working in partnership with other organisations and subsidising
             golf instruction for young people. Unsolicited applications from
             organisations that share its aims and objectives may be considered.
             Contact the foundation's representative in your area for further details on
             applying for funding.

The Lawn Tennis Association

Contact      The Lawn Tennis Association
Amount       See website
Priorities   Loans and/or grants for indoor/outdoor courts and clubhouses under
             Places to Play strategy

The Lister Charitable Trust
Contact      Nicholas Yellowlees Apperley Limited Market Street Maidenhead SL6
             8BE 01628 421825
Priorities   Water-based activities, primarily sailing, for disadvantaged young people
             Grants are usually one-off for a specific project or part of a project. Core
             funding and/or salaries are rarely considered. Funding may be given for
             up to one year. Apply in writing to the correspondent.

The Lord’s Taverners

Contact      Derrin Gill Secretary to the Trustees 10 Buckingham Place London
             SW1E 6HX 020 7821 2828
Priorities   Youth cricket, minibuses for organisations supporting young people with
             disabilities and sports and recreational equipment for young people with
             special needs. The trust committee meets quarterly to review applications
             for grant aid. All applications must be presented on the appropriate
             application forms and should be submitted to the secretary no later than
             one month before the trust committee meeting.

The Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust
Contact      G A Wolfe Secretary 28 Brookfields Calver Hope Valley Derbyshire
             S32 3XB 01433 631308
Priorities   Mainly UK, with preference for Cheshire and Hertfordshire; sport and
             recreation. In writing to the correspondent. There are no application forms.
             Applications are acknowledged and considered by the trustees twice a
The Rowing Foundation
Contact       Pauline Churcher Secretary 6 Lower Mall Hammersmith London W6
              9DJ 0208 878 3723
Amount        Grants are made in the range of £500 and £2,000 to pump-prime projects.
Priorities    Project funds for the aid and support of young people
              (those under 18 or still in full-time education) and people
              who are disabled of all ages, through their participation in
              sport and games, particularly water sports.
              Small organisations and clubs whose requirements may be too small or
              are ineligible for the National Lottery or other similar funds.

The Stewards' Charitable Trust

Contact       Daniel Grist Secretary Regatta Headquarters Henley-on-Thames
              Oxfordshire RG9 2LY 01491 572153
Amount        Grants range from £1,000 to £60,000. They are preferably one-off and are
              especially made where matched funds are raised elsewhere. No capital

Priorities    Grants to organisations and clubs benefiting boys and girls involved in the
              sport of rowing. It supports rowing at all levels, from grassroots upwards;
              beneficiaries should be in full-time education or training. Support is also
              given to related medical and educational research projects.

Swimathon Foundation

Contact:      Email Or write to the Administrator,
              The Swimathon Foundation, PO Box 4500, London W1A 7LF


Amount:       Up to £5,000

Priorities:   Training and development of staff and volunteers working in swimming
              pools, leisure centres and sports facilities in the UK

Deadlines: Email to check current deadline

Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust

Contact:      The Administrator, The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust, PO Box 124,
              Stround, Gos GL6 7YN. Email

Amount:       Usually up to £5,000, occasionally £10,000 or very occasionally £20,000

Priorities:   2008: music and the arts
              2009: community & disability
              2010: children, youth, elderly, medical
              This 3-year programme is then repeated.

Deadlines: 1st June and 1st November

Cash 4 Clubs

Contact:      Email


Amount:       Three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000

Priorities:   Examples: improvement of facilities, purchase of new equipment,
              coaching qualifications or general investment in sustainability of their club.
              Club must be registered with their sports National Governing Body or local

Deadlines: None

Timescales: Quarterly decisions.

Canoeing Foundation

Contact:      Tel 0845 370 950 or 0300 0119500. Email


Amount:       Up to 31,000

Priorities:   Projects supporting or promoting canoeing ventures for young people
              and/or disabled people. Applications supporting sustainable groups, and
              providing equipment which can be used by a range of individuals, are
              more likely to be successful.

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