Sport England – Small Grants
Deadline to apply 31st March 2024
Size of Grant £300 - £15,000
Fund Type Community
About the funding

Sport England want to support projects that bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active. They also wish to support projects focusing on environmental sustainability.

The following objectives of the fund:

  • Getting inactive people to become more active
  • Developing lasting sporting habits
  • Developing more positive attitudes among young people

Types of costs which can be covered include:

  • Coaching – providing opportunities for those less likely to be active, offering them an activity they want to participate in
  • Volunteer training – develop an organisation’s volunteer base through offering training to both new and existing volunteers
  • Service alterations – providing new ways of delivering existing activity to attract new participants/members, for example offering outreach or web-based classes or targeting new audiences through connecting with other providers in the locality
  • Additional equipment  to enable expansion of activity or safer delivery of activity, for example a defibrillator and associated costs (such as training for its use) as part of a wider project to deliver sport and physical activity
  • Minor facility alterations – examples include adapting a community space to make it more accessible for those with mobility impairments, refurbishing a space to enable sport and physical activity to be offered or improving a space to make it more energy efficient
View previous funding opportunity The Aviva Community Fund: Crowdfunding
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