Please see below funding streams related to sports available to you and your organisation, both local and national opportunities.


MK Community Foundation and National Hockey Foundation: MK Community Foundation and The National Hockey Foundation launch fund to support local sports clubs to grow and flourish. A fund has been launched at Milton Keynes Community Foundation in partnership with the National Hockey Foundation to provide support to local charity groups and sports clubs in Milton Keynes so they can continue to deliver much needed sports and activity programmes. The fund will be geared towards supporting grassroots groups and projects that have a lasting benefit on sport or activity, including capital projects, the purchase of equipment, provision of utilities for storage and anything that contributes to the long-term sustainability of the sport.


Boshier – Hinton Foundation – UK: The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families, by the awarding of grants.

Capital Grants Programme | RLWC2021
The Capital Grants Programme, created by Rugby League World Cup 2021, opened for applications on 23 October 2018 with the aim of investing in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active in rugby league. Delivered by RLWC2021 in partnership with The National Lottery, Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the CreatedBy programme is a funding pot to support growth in participation in the sport

Canoe Foundation – UK (inc. N.I.): The Canoe Foundation is the official charity partner to British Canoeing. Its principal functions are to raise money, inform, educate, and allocate funds, in line with the Charity’s mission statement.

Dickie Bird Foundation. The Foundation is to assist young people under 16 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. Please note that Grants are payable to disadvantaged children aged under 16 for essential sports equipment. Travel or coaching are not payable. Payment is for individuals therefore teams/groups should not apply.

Football Foundation – Premier League Defibrillator Fund: Grassroots football facilities can apply to the Football Foundation to install a defibrillator and storage cabinet on their premises aimed at helping save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. The fund is likely to support around 2000 clubs and the allocation of funds will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hargreaves Foundation: Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.

Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust: To support small grassroots clubs, that are registered charities, CASCs or other non-profits, through grants of up to £5,000 to pay for equipment, transport and kit to help engage vulnerable or disadvantaged people with sport. Children and young adults facing barriers, including young carers, can apply for individual grants up to £2,000 to help them participate in sport. No deadline.

KFC Foundation Community Grants: Grants are available to support grassroots organisations providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, or social skills for young people aged 11 to 25 years old in the UK. Deadline: 13th March 2022.

Physical Activity Grant | Parkinsons UK
Parkinsons UK Physical Activity Grants Scheme helps people with Parkinson’s become and stay active. Grants are available for activity providers, communities, networks and organisations across the UK to develop new opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to become and stay active.
Deadline: 10th June 2022

Sport England Return to Play Fund – Small Grants Programme: Grants are available to not-for-profit community organisations for projects addressing the challenges coronavirus/COVID-19 has posed to people taking part in sport and physical activity in England.

Sport England – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund: The fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and providing opportunities for people who may be less physically active. Project costs such as facility hire and coaching, as well as for small capital improvements are eligible. It’s important that your project can continue to run, or have a lasting legacy as a result of the funding. Priority will be given to projects that work with people in disadvantaged communities. Awards of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

Sported: With 1 in 3 girls dropping out of sport after puberty, funds donated by Always from the sale of sanitary products are to be used to provide small grants of £200 and equipment packs to Sported members who are delivering vital services for young women and girls in their community. Grants are for venue hire, coaching costs or equipment to keep girls activities running. Sported members use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and build stronger, safer communities. Membership is free.

Together Fund | Sport England
The Together Fund is designed to support specific activities and increase opportunities for exercise in local communities. The fund will also support community groups with developing their business planning and reaching target audiences. Deadline for funding applications has been extended to 4pm on 31st July 2022. 

The Torch Trophy Trust: The Torch Trophy Trust is a charitable organisation, whose main aim is to encourage voluntary work in sport and other related outdoor activities within local communities across the U.K.

Toyota Parasport Fund: Round two of this fund has been launched in the lead up to the Paralympic Games, releasing £200,000 of funding in grants of between £1000 and £5000. The emphasis is on a return to previously run activities and sports for disabled people, or on enabling previous projects to adapt to resume delivery, following the impact of COVID-19. Activities must be registered with an opportunity on the Parasport website, which will then provide a URL that must be copied into page five of the application form. Please include Toyota Parasport 2021 in the title of the project

We Move Fund: Youth Action in parternship with Children in Need and Radio 1-Xtra
The £1m We Move Fund: Youth Social Action will help to build children and young people’s confidence, skills and knowledge, whilst empowering them to take an active and leading role in developing solutions to issues which affect their lives and their communities.
The fund is open to not-for-profit organisations who currently work with Black children and young people aged 18 and under in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Grants of up to £50,000 will be awarded for up to 18 months.
Deadline: 20th June 2022