We know there are times when a little extra cash is needed to get a project off the ground. Whether you have an idea for a community project, need support to keep an existing group running or need to pay for professional development, there are plenty of funds out there which may be able to help out.
Find the Right Funding Opportunity for You
Below you will find details on funding currently available. This page is updated when we become aware of new opportunities, so please check back for the latest information.
If you are an organisation providing funding and would like to be included on this page, please get in touch with Paddy
Use the dropdown menu to filter opportunities by topic to find the best type of funding to suit your organisation.
The GLL Sport Foundation is an athlete focussed support programme providing athletes across the UK with tangible support to aid their sports performance.
Support can include free access to facilities and financial awards up to the value of £1,250. Since its inception the Foundation has provided over 17,000 athlete award bursaries totalling over £9 million worth of support. In 2023 we supported 33 athletes (from 13 different sports) from Swindon with support totalling over £21,500.
To find out more and to apply please click on the links below:
Main website (applications made here through an online portal. Deadline is 20th February 2024):
For information on funding criteria:
The criteria has been updated for the Small Grants Programme and will again be accepting applications from organisations who have been impacted by the recent storms and flooding. The available funding will be focused on those areas worst affected and prioritise sports and activities that need to return quickly. Spring and summer sports, or where activity isn't scheduled to take place for several weeks, will be a lower priority.
Amount: £300 to £15,000
Grants are available to clubs, community groups or teams in the UK to encourage vulnerable and underprivileged children and young adults to get active and enjoy taking part in sport.
The £150m Community Ownership Fund (COF) exists to help communities across the UK to take ownership of assets at risk of closure. It will run until March 2025
The International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport has today launched the Anita White Fund (AWF) to support female leaders in sport around the world, marking the first time financial support has been offered to advance gender equality by the IWG in its 29-year history.
A legacy of the Anita White Foundation, the AWF has been established to honour Dr Anita White OBE and Cath Sweet – two leading figures in the women and sport movement who collaborated on a number of international sport development projects.
The AWF consists of two sets of awards to reflect Anita and Cath's respective fields of expertise, with each one granting amounts of up to £2000 per successful applicant in one funding cycle.
Apply now for the Young Gamechangers Fund
The Young Gamechangers Fund Steering Group is looking for applications from young people aged 10 - 25 that are working to create positive social change in their communities, environment or society.
The Young Gamechangers Fund is a £4.5m partnership between the Co-op Foundation, Co-op and the #iwill Fund that's putting young people in charge of change.
To read more about the fund, check out our website here!
Go to our eligibility checker using the link below.
Find out if you can apply for funding
Grants are available for voluntary groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations to deliver cycling projects and activities across England for people who do not normally cycle.
Grants to support angling clubs, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in England to deliver angling events and activities that will get more people into fishing and retain them within the sport.
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations, and charities across England and Wales to deliver projects and activities that work with Black and racially minoritised children and young people to prevent and reduce violence.
Nike and Spotify have linked up to launch the Make Moves Fund - a social impact-led initiative designed to get the least active girls moving through music. The fund will provide grants to UK-based community organisations to pioneer innovative and girl-first programmes that combine music and movement.
WASP Funding Programmes
WASP deliver two programmes which offer the opportunity for your club, group, or organisation to access funding. Find out more on the pages below.
The Together Fund
The Together Fund (formerly, Tackling Inequalities Fund) was launched by Sport England to support groups whose activity levels have been most affected by Covid-19. We have supported over 20 organisations across the County apply for this funding, enabling groups to come together and be active at a time when they needed to the most.
If you have a question about funding, or would like support to submit an application, get in touch with Alan.
Project Officer- Workforce
- 07818 447980