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.


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.


Magic Little Grants 2020 

The Postcode Community Trust and Local Giving are providing charities and community groups with the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £500. Magic Little Grants are currently accepting applications until 31 October 2020.


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.


BBC Children in Need: Booster Grants

Are launching two new Covid-19 Response Grants. The Covid 19-2020 Booster Grants programme will open to current BBC CIN grant-holders from Monday 18th May 2020 and will enable organisations to apply for funding up to £5,000 over a 6-month period. The Covid-19 Large Grants programme will open to applications from 8th June 2020 and will enable organisations to apply for funding up to £80,000 over an 18-month period.



BBC Children in need; Inspiring futures

The COVID-19 Inspiring Futures Programme has been developed in partnership with Youth Futures Foundation.

The Inspiring Futures programme is open for applications from Friday 10th July until 11:30am on Friday 31st July, 2020.

BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures Foundation are partnering to deliver Inspiring Futures, a £6 million programme to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment.

The COVID-19 pandemic is heightening existing challenges for children and young people looking to access further education, training, and work.


Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund

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


Better Burntwood Fund

Runs until 30th September 2020.  The aim of the Better Burntwood Fund is to provide support to local grass roots activities to help address problems caused by the Covid 19 Emergency.

More information can be found on the Burntwood Town Council website.


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.


Lichfield City Council Grant Awards

The City Council invites applications for grants to be funded from the City Council’s budget each year. The closing date for applications from clubs, societies and other voluntary groups in the City of Lichfield to apply for a grant from the 2021/22 budget is 4th January 2021.

To be eligible, organisations applying must operate for the benefit of people within the boundary of the City of Lichfield. The City Council has an adopted Grant Award Policy; applicants are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the detail of this policy prior to completing the Grant Application Form.

Organisations helped in the past have included youth groups, sports clubs, arts groups, charitable bodies, and various other societies and event organisers, with grants varying from £50 to more than £4,000.

If you require further information please contact the City Council on 01543 250011 or 



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