Funding Opportunities

We provide up to date information on funding opportunities for your club.

Please ensure you read guidelines thoroughly and take note of any deadlines for trusts and applications.

Funding for Sports Kit & Equipment

Grants of up to £750 are available to local children’s sports clubs or organisations in the UK working to purchase new kits. Applications will be considered for any kind of team sport, from football to netball, hockey to volleyball. The funding is being made available through the Poundland Foundation’s Kit for Kids scheme. Last year the Foundation awarded 250 grants to provide equipment and kit to help children get active again after the Coronavirus pandemic. Money for the Foundation comes from in-store fundraising, carrier bag donations and micro-donations through chip and pin machines. The application window will close at 23:59 on 13th March 2022.

Sport England

Sport England have committed up to £210 million of funding to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. They have four different funds available to apply for online.


Sport England 

The Return to Play: Small Grants fund seeks to support projects addressing the challenges coronavirus (Covid-19) has posed to people taking part in sport and physical activity.

A total of £10 million is available, with grants of between £300 and £10,000, to help not-for-profit community organisations create coronavirus-secure settings for community sport and physical activity to resume this autumn.


The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Relief Fund

The Enterprise Relief Fund aims to help 18-30-year old entrepreneurs keep their businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. The programme has a total budget of £5 million. The initiative offers flexible access to grants and tailored business support. Levels of individual grants have not been specified.


Tesco Community Grants

Grants of up to £2000 are available, and are voted for by your local community.


Suez Communities Trust

This funding is open to organisations that are run on a not-for-profit basis in England. This could include community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations, local authorities and voluntary organisations. Applications can be made to the Primary Fund for grants of up to £50,000, as long as the project has an overall cost of less than £100,000 and the Smaller Project Fund for grants of up to £20,000 as long as the project has an overall cost of less than £40,000.


Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund

Grants of up to £1K are available for groups based in the Lichfield District to apply for.


Staffordshire County Council COVID-19 Support Fund

Each County Councillor has up to £2,000 to allocate through the Covid Recovery Fund to support across three themes.


 Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are available across the districts of Lichfield & Cannock Chase towards projects which address carbon reduction, energy savings and wider issues of sustainability.

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