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.

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.

Proud To Pitch is an initiative from Greene King IPA, paying cash grants to grassroots and community sports clubs across the United Kingdom. From football, rugby and cricket to roller hockey or netball, they have £100,000 worth of grants available. Clubs can apply for up to £3,000. Deadline: End of February.

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.

Table Tennis England – Level the Table Fund: Grants are available to support organisations creating opportunities for people to participate in table tennis. Organisations can apply for between £250 and £2,500. This includes support in the establishment of new clubs. Deadline: 31st January 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