The small grants programme supports projects that helps people get active, whether this is formal sport or informal activity aiming to help people lead more active lifestyles.
Sport England knows that some people and communities face real barriers to getting active. The funding can support your project to run activities that help overcome these barriers, and not just formal or traditional sports.
Your project will need meet one or more of the following aims of their strategy:
Their priority is to fund activities which reach people and families who have not had the opportunities to be active that others have. This might be for several reasons, including low income or where they live, but also levels of confidence.
Charitable trust or foundation National lottery
You can apply if you're a:
- not-for-profit voluntary or community club or organisation
- registered charity
- not for profit company or community interest company or social enterprise
You don’t have to be a sports organisation to apply. They’re more interested in your knowledge of and track record in the community that will benefit from the project.
But if you’re a sports club or group, you can still apply for funding. They prioritise applications that can show they will involve people who face barriers to being, and staying, active.
You'll also need to meet their code of practice regarding your group's governance.
They won’t fund:
Online application form - read the guidelines on the Sports England website carefully before applying
They aim to tell you their decision within 8 weeks