Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards

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Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

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As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

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See the range of currently available funding opportunities available for sports clubs, athletes and community groups for both capital and continued professional development available.

Other Funding Opportunities

Discover a wide range of additional funding opportunities available for sports clubs, athletes and community groups for both capital and continued professional development available through other organisations.

Funding opportunities below are ordered by the the maximum funding size in ascending order.

FundFunding RangeTypeOverviewDeadline

Turn2Us - Grants Search

< £100GrantThere are many grants that provide financial support to people who need it. Use our Grants Search tool and we'll match you to grants for which you may be eligible.Ongoing

Return To Football Fund

£150GrantAs part of a commitment to supporting football within the county, Lincolnshire FA is reinvesting back into the game. One of the focus areas is traditional Male football. An investment fund has been launched, aimed at supporting the retention of existing and the development of new adult male teams.31.08.2024

Prince's Trust Development Awards

£175 - £250GrantGet funding to train, learn or help get a job Our awards remove the financial barriers preventing you from taking the next step into work, education or training.Ongoing

London Hearts Defibrillator Grant

< £300GrantLondon Hearts are helping to fund Defibrillators in sports clubs all over the county, with £300 grants to support the costs. These are for projects delivering physical activity, as well as projects that are improving mental health or increasing community access to outdoor space.


Warburtons Community Grants

< £400GrantWarburtons Community Grants provides small grants up to £400 to support charitable organisations towards broader activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community.05.08.2024

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

< £400GrantThe AFMT awards grants to disadvantaged young people to develop an existing interest and experience in adventurous outdoor activities. This includes walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding - either self-planned or for residential courses at an outdoor centre. Mostly, we’re looking for enthusiasm, initiative and a sense of adventure.Ongoing

North Kesteven Lottery

< £500Grant60% of ticket sales will go to good causes - 50% to your cause and 10% to a central fund. Your funds are sent directly to your account every month.


Coastal Community Challenge

< £500GrantCommunity projects that improve the lives and wellbeing of people living in Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea.

The Partnership has reflected on funds available and a decision has been taken to limit grant funding requests up to £500 at any one time

Boost Charitable Trust

< £750GrantBoost provides funding to inspiring programmes which help improve the lives of the disadvantaged and disabled through the power of sport. Small grants are available to charities and non-profit making organisations supporting individuals in the UK to participate in sport.Ongoing

Fans for Diversity Fund

£300 - £1,000GrantWith the Fans for Diversity Fund, we can offer you funding and logistical support to push for diversity in sport. What you do is up to you – the only limit is your imagination.


Tesco Footie for All Fund

< £1,000GrantTesco Stronger Starts funds grants for healthy food and activities for children across the UK. We have partnered with The Sun to power their Footie for All campaign with our Tesco Stronger Starts programme to create a Footie for All Fund.Ongoing

One Stop - Community Partnership

< £1,000GrantGrants are available through a partnership programme to support not-for-profit organisations with local community projects that address social welfare and environmental issues.26.07.2024

Co-op Local Community Fund 2024

< £1,000GrantThe Local Community Fund supports projects in Co-op members’ communities that help to create Sustainable Futures for People and our Planet.07.07.2024

Central Social and Recreational Trust

< £1,500GrantGrants are available for sports clubs and organisations in England to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of disadvantaged children who are under the age of 21 years.


Aldi Sports Bursary

< £1,500GrantDo you belong to a sports club, school or group? Could your equipment do with a refresh?

How does a bespoke coaching session with an Olympic ambassador sound to
you? Enter Aldi’s Sports Bursary competition!

Chances for Children

< £2,400GrantIndividually tailored grants of up to £2,400 for children and young people who have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on their wellbeing and educational engagement.


KFC Community Grants Programme

< £2,500GrantOrganisations focused on empowering young people in the UK to fulfil their potential and build a positive future by providing spaces that allow young people to feel safe and secure, by providing mentoring and helping to unlock talent and build life skills to improve their chances to gain meaningful employment.

We want to fund work that helps young people to create firm foundations, by addressing their needs
through early intervention.

Parkinson's UK Physical Activity Grants

£500 - £3,000GrantThe Parkinson's UK Physical Activity Grants Programme supports activity providers, communities, networks, organisations and others to develop opportunities for people with Parkinson's to become and stay active.31.12.2024

Yapp Charitable Trust

< £3,000GrantWe will only fund work that focuses on one of our priority groups:

Elderly people
Children and young people aged 5 - 25
People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)


< £3,000GrantWhizz-Kidz provides a range of wheelchairs and mobility equipment to children and young people with a physical disability to give them independence at home, at school and at play.Ongoing

Goodness Grants

< £5,000GrantA small number of grants are available for non-for-profit organisations and registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales to support projects which are doing good in their local communities.30.06.2024

BlueSpark Foundation

< £5,000GrantWe support a wide range of projects initiated by many different organisations and individuals. We value academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavour in equal measure but we are particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.Ongoing

Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation

< £5,000Match Funding / CrowdfundingFor charities and CIC's; get up to £5,000 for your community based project match funded by the Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation when you crowdfund.Ongoing

Sleaford Community Power Fund

< £5,000GrantThe Community Power Fund supports projects and organisations (not-for-profit) within a 5 mile radius of the power plant. The Fund allocates £25,000 per annum (until 2025), and grants up to £5,000 per application in a single year.


Screwfix Foundation

< £5,000GrantThe Screwfix Foundation are passionate about making a difference to communities across the UK. They are a grant giving charity with a clear purpose to support projects that improve, repair and maintain homes and community facilities used by those in need throughout the UK.Ongoing

The Hedley Foundation Grants

£250 - £5,000GrantWe award grants to those charities that are able to demonstrate quantifiable outcomes to beneficiaries. Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Similarly, smaller charities often benefit from smaller grants of £250 upwards.


Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust

< £5,000GrantGrants are available to clubs, community groups or teams in the UK to encourage vulnerable and underprivileged children and young adults to get active and enjoy taking part in sport.


Matthew Good Foundation

< £5,000GrantGrants for Good is funded by the John Good Group and is designed to direct funding only to small and growing local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that are making a big impact on communities, people or the environment.Ongoing

The Gosling Foundation

> £5,000GrantGrants available for charitable organisations carrying out projects in the UK that benefit the Foundation's focus areas which includes youth. They fund organisations that provide opportunities and support for disadvantaged young people. Funding includes project costs including projects to help organisations be more efficient, capital projects, minibuses and equipment.


Community Champions 2024

< £6,000GrantEach of our 30 offices across the UK makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations. It's our commitment to leaving a positive lasting legacy in the communities in which we work.Ongoing

Foyle Foundation

£2,000 - £10,000GrantThe Foyle Foundation, Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. The Foyle Foundation focus will be to make one-year grants only, to cover core costs, projects, essential equipment or building projects.31.01.2025

B&Q Foundation Grants

< £10,000GrantWe are looking to fund projects that decorate, renovate, or create spaces where people can feel at home and have a sense of belonging. This can be both indoor and outdoor.31.01.2025

The True Colours Trust

< £10,000GrantThis programme is designed to support excellent local organisations and projects that work with:

disabled children and young people;
children and young people with life-limiting conditions;
and their families.


The Ironmongers Company

< £10,000GrantThe Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.31.07.2024

ECB County Grants Fund

< £10,000GrantThe County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

£2,000 - £10,000GrantSingle year grants between £2,000 and £10,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs

Projects must have a focus on Community Support

National Lottery Community Fund - Partnerships

> £10,000GrantVoluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, and statutory bodies in England have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to five years to the National Lottery Community Fund's Partnership Fund.

This funding aims to help local organisations develop a more strategic approach to improving their community through developing and growing new and existing partnerships with other organisations. This can be area-based partnerships or communities of interest.

Children's Alliance

< £15,000GrantThe heart of our work, though, is done within our communities where we will deliver activities that directly impact children’s health and wellbeing. We commit to free swimming lessons and swim nappies for children who need them, online learning to teach valuable life skills for parents and children, and envisage water splash areas to encourage play as well as water confidence and safety.Ongoing

The Movement Fund

< £15,000Grant / CrowdfundingThe Movement Fund provides crowdfunding pledges, grants and support to help projects that get more people active. If you're eligible and your project aligns with our goals, you could receive up to £15,000 to cover a wide range of costs and items that'll help deliver positive change in your community.Ongoing

Bowls England Club Loans Scheme

< £20,000LoanA total of £650,000 is available to support clubs who wish to improve their facilities. A Club Loan may be used for any reasonable purpose including but not limited to:

- Purchase of lawn mowers, scarifiers, turf irons or sprinkler systems
- Repair of ditches and banks
- Clubhouse development
- Fencing
- Car parking
- Changing rooms

West Lindsey - Community Action Fund

£1,000 - £20,000GrantThe Community Action Fund provides revenue grants to support projects that will build, enhance, or ensure sustainable and impactful community activities, events and services for community benefit.01.02.2025

Peter Harrison Foundation

< £30,000GrantCreating access to opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people across the UK who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential.


West Lindsey - Community Facilities Fund

£1,000 - £50,000GrantThe Community Facilities Fund provides capital grants to develop and improve community facilities and assets, promoting greater interaction and more activities in communities.01.02.2025

The Britford Bridge Trust

£10,000 - £50,000GrantThe Britford Bridge Trust is a family foundation giving grants that support the advancement of education, culture, heritage and science, the protection of the environment and the relief of those in need.30.06.2024

Aviva Community Fund

< £50,000Match FundingWe want to hear how your project will strengthen your community and help people to lead healthier, happier lives and give them an opportunity to look to the future with confidence.Ongoing

Community Green Spaces Fund

< £75,000TBC

The new Community Green Spaces Fund will provide up to £7 million of funding to support communities across the country - from Northumberland to Cornwall - to create, restore and enhance their green spaces.

Grants of up to £75,000 will be provided to help communities to plant fruits, vegetables and trees, creating orchards and kitchen gardens for all to access and enjoy. Landscaping projects could also create raised beds and improve areas to plant different flowers around village hall facilities and other community green spaces, making space for pollinators and nature to thrive.

Coming Soon

Biffa Award - Recreation

£10,000 - £75,000GrantOur Recreation theme covers projects which will benefit people in their free time, but also includes renovations of clubhouses which have a wider community use outside of sporting activities, for example a space that is used by the community in much in the same way as a village hall.Ongoing

Biffa Award - Community Buildings

£10,000 - £75,000GrantOur Community Buildings theme aims to improve buildings at the heart of their communities, such as village halls, community centres and church halls.Ongoing

Sporting Capital Fund

<£150,000LoanLoan funding is available to a wide range of incorporated organisations based and operating in England to deliver projects using sport and sporting facilities that generate sustainable revenue and deliver long-term community impact.Ongoing

Energy Reslience Fund

£10,000 - £150,000Grant / LoanA mixture of grant and loan funding is available to support community organisations and social enterprises in England to undertake retrofitting energy generating and saving technology and building adaptations.Ongoing

Flexible Finance Fund

£50,000 - £1,500,000Grant / LoanFlexible grants and loans are available to support Black and Racially Minoritised charities and social enterprises in England that need funds to help them to grow and become more resilient.Ongoing

VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme


GrantThe VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme offers two types of funding:

1. Independent energy assessment: funding to cover the cost of an independent energy assessment. This assessment will help identify the most effective measures for reducing their energy costs.

2. Capital grant: Organisations that have received an energy assessment may be eligible for a capital grant to install the recommended energy efficiency measures in their premises.
(1) 31.08.2024

(2) 29.02.2024

Greggs Foundation

VariousGrantThe Greggs Foundation is a grant-making charity, distributing over £4 million in grants every year. Our grant programmes focus on addressing the key challenges facing our communities.Ongoing

Masonic Charitable Foundation

VariousGrantThis programme is open to national and local charities helping disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the challenges they face.

Small grants are for charities whose annual income is between £25,000 and £500,000. These grants are unrestricted, and range from £1,000-£5,000 per year, for up to three years.

Large grants are for larger charities whose annual income is between £500,000 and £10m. They must be restricted to a project, and usually range from £10,000 to £60,000. They can be awarded over one to three years.

Bernard Sunley Foundation

VariousGrantWe are a family grant making foundation which supports charities in England and Wales working to raise the quality of life and provide greater opportunities for the young, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged.Ongoing

Black Heritage Fund

VariousGrantOur initial focus is on grassroots organisations and projects, but we’re eager to hear from anyone who thinks Black Heritage Fund could help them support the Black community.Ongoing

Caudwell Children - Equipment Fund

VariousGrantCaudwell Children provide funding towards life-changing equipment for children with a wide range of disabilities or chronic conditions. They can support with mobility, sports and sensory equipment for disabled children and their families to help with their development, mobility and independence.Ongoing

Variety - Equipment Grants for Children

VariousGrantLife-changing equipment grants for mobility, independence and social inclusion
The right piece of equipment can mean the difference between playing outside with friends or watching from the sidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council Grants

VariousGrantA variety of community and business grants available ranging in size which adapt to support the counties needs.Ongoing

Football Foundation Grants

VariousGrantA variety of funds available to get new equipment through to pitch or facilities refurbishment.Ongoing

Premier League Defibrillator Fund



An investment from the Premier League to install Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and external storage cabinets at thousands of grassroots football facilities, aimed at helping save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.Ongoing

The Hargreaves Foundation

VariousGrantApplications are open for UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty.
The Hargreaves Foundation aims to help children and young people to fulfil their potential and improve their wellbeing, self-esteem and independence through educational and sporting activities provided.


Community Ownership Fund

VariousGrantThe £150m Community Ownership Fund (COF) exists to help communities across the UK to take ownership of assets at risk of closure.


Get Kids Going!

VariousGrantDisabled children and young people across the UK can apply for funding to help them participate in disability sports. ‘Get Kids Going!’ provides young people up to 26 years with all disabilities and from all backgrounds with funding for specialist sports wheelchairs to help them compete in sporting events such as marathons, triathlons, tennis, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball etc.

To apply, e-mail for an application form.

Warburtons Community Grants

VariousGrantWe will support organisations that focus on solving significant social issues, as defined through our Financial Giving Policy. We work with the Charities Aid Foundation to deliver our financial giving programme, to ensure that all organisations we support are charitable and that we accurately record our social impact.


Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership

VariousGrantCommunity Investment Funding of up to £1 million has been made available for the Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership as it participates in the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

The grants can be used to fund projects, schemes or initiatives benefiting the Search Area that:

- provide economic opportunities
- enhance the natural and built environment, or
- improve community wellbeing.

The Grassroots Fund

VariousGrantThe Grassroots Fund is open to both clubs and leagues that are FA accredited and in need of financial assistance to make a big difference.

Support will be tailored to meet the needs of each application, such as vouchers for building materials to fix up a club house, contributions towards the cost of tradespeople, gifts to show appreciation to volunteers, new kit, or support to recover from crime and vandalism.

ASDA Foundation

VariousGrantThe Asda Foundation supports small, grass roots organisations in several ways throughout the year. Working with Asda’s Community Champions in store, we are able to work with a range of organisations and groups on a variety of local community projects. Below are the different ways we support communities.Ongoing

The South & East Lincolnshire Crowd

VariousCrowdfundingMake your community strong, connected and empowered with the South & East Lincolnshire Crowd. This new crowdfunding programme from the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership is the opportunity for you to bring forward an impactful project in your area and get support from your local authority and community to make it happen!Ongoing

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