Sports and PE Funding

Awards for All Scotland, All England, All Northern Ireland, All Wales

• Separate bodies, each one focuses on helping people and communities in their respective country.
• Grants of £300 to £10,000 are available for eligible organisations and projects.
• Applications can be made at any time – there are no deadlines.


Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund

• Focusing on provision, the fund aims to help grassroots organisations refurbish or build facilities.
• Grants are available between £10,000 and £500,000.
• Football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations are all eligible to apply.
• There are no deadlines for applications.


Sport Scotland – Sports Facilities Fund

• Helping projects which give opportunities for people to get involved in sport, the fund supports capital projects which create or improve facilities.
• Two funding pots available – small projects £25,000 to £250,000 and large projects £250,000 +.
• There’s a huge range of eligible organisations and projects.
• There are deadlines each year.


Sport England Small Grants

• A pot to help not-for-profit organisations get people active.
• Grants between £300 and £10,000 available.
• No specific deadlines.


Sport England Community Asset Fund

• A capital fund aimed at improving local community spaces to help people become more active which is funded by the National Lottery and can be accessed by not-for-profit organisations.
• Grants between £1,000 to £150,000 (up to 50% of the total project cost for educational establishments).
• No specific deadlines.


Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund (AIPFF)

• Maximising resources for grassroots sports.
• Local community groups, sports clubs and charities are eligible.
• Grants available between £2,500 and £5,000.


Premier League & The FA Facilities Small Grants Scheme

• Aimed at supporting the growth of football clubs and activity.
• Grants between £1,000 and £10,000 available.
• A whole range of eligible organisations and projects to choose from.


Community Action Northumberland

• Benefitting the community within the parishes of Brinkburn & Hesleyhurt, Longhorsley, Netherwitton, Nunnykirk and Rothley & Hollinghill.
• Grants between £250 and £2,500.


Northumberland Council Community Chest Grant

• Supporting projects which enhance the environment, strengthen communities and promote health and wellbeing.
• Any organisation which serves Northumberland can apply.
• Grants up to £10,000.


London Marathon Charitable Trust

• Grants available from £5,000 to £150,000.
• Supports projects which gets adults and children active for life.
• No deadlines for applications.


The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

• Special schools across the UK can apply for specialist tennis equipment
• The trust supports all disabilities including learning disabilities, deafness, physical impairment etc.
• Maximum grants of up to £1,500 for a group, and up to £500 for an individual.
• There are deadlines each year, the trust meets three times per annum.


BlueSpark Foundation

• Supporting projects that help children and young people develop confidence, team working skills, and employability skills.
• Schools, not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply for a grant for educational, artistic, cultural and sporting projects.
• Many grants awarded are under £2,000, although some grants are worth up to £5,000 and more.
• No deadlines for applications.


PE and Sport Premium

• Designed to help children get an active start in life by supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision.
• Allocations to schools are determined by a formula based on pupil numbers, schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive 16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. The average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year.
• Funding currently stands at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.
• The funding is a ring-fenced grant for English primary schools to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity.
• As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the DfE took steps to relax the ring-fencing arrangements for the PE and sport premium in the 2019/20 academic year to allow any unspent grants to be carried forward into the 2020/21 academic year which need to be spent in full by 31 March 2021.