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Sports funding

For more information on funding available to individuals and community groups please see the table below.

Sport England Funding

Small Grants Awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport
Community Asset Fund A new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community


Other Funders

Community Grants South Gloucestershire Council grants that provide funding for voluntary, community and social enterprise groups
Awards for All Lottery grants for small, local community-based projects in the UK. The grant funds projects that improve communities and the lives of people within them through art, sport, heritage and community activities, promotion of education and the environment and health in the local community.
Quartet A charity that helps donors in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to support the local causes and charities they care about and make an impact through their giving.
National Lottery Use the fund finder to identify the most suitable funding programme for your project
SUEZ communities funding The trust supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, distributing funds contributed by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
Cash 4 Clubs Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1,000. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and providing the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club.
Children in Need – small grants The Children in Need small grants programme is open to any third sector organisation working with children and young people under the age of 18 for grants of up to £10,000.

Community Amateur Sports Clubs


Registration as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) enables amateur sports clubs to benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid, Corporations tax, Capital Gains tax and 80% non-domestic rates relief.
Football Foundation The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports’ charity. Funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £40m every year into grass roots sport.
Sport Relief Sport Relief offers grants from £1,000 to £10,000 to support community groups (including clubs) who are widening access to sport, physical activity and recreation; using sport to boost confidence and self-esteem; and bringing communities together through sport and physical activity.
Your Asda Foundation Trust The Foundation supports a wide range of good causes with which their colleagues are involved in, from local charities and playgroups to football teams.
 Wesport Satellite Club Programme 2018 – 19
The Satellite Club programme is a Sport England funded initiative which Wesport deliver locally. Satellite Clubs are local sport and physical activity clubs that are designed around the needs of young people and provide them with positive, enjoyable experiences that make it easy for them to become active or to develop more regular activity habits.What is the funding period and amount?
Wesport are funded to deliver Satellite Clubs across the West of England until 31 March 2019. New Satellite Clubs can receive up to £3,000 to support 2 years’ worth of delivery.
What are the priorities for the programme?
We are encouraging partners to contact us if they are currently working or have access to groups of inactive young people aged between 14 -19 who meet at least one of the following criteria

  • female only focused delivery
  • young people from lower socio economic groups
  • young people with disabilities

Minimum Standards of Delivery
There are some statutory requirements in order to be eligible to receive funding and to ensure safety of delivery. These will be assessed via application and support to access workshops and further professional development are available.

Application Questions
Key information that we will require regarding your project can be seen below. If you consider your project to be eligible please contact us.

  • who you are targeting – and why. Why is there a need for your project, what activity are you delivering
  • insight – what evidence you’ve captured that demonstrates demand for your project e.g. focus groups, surveys, social media
  • outcomes – tell us what outcomes your project will seek to deliver e.g. improvement to young people’s activity levels, mental health or physical wellbeing

We would like to hear from you if you think you have a project idea that can support the above. Please contact Ruth Mitchell 0117 328 6255




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