Funding for sport in Kent
Funding opportunities in Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council provides community grants, more
information can be found on the Community Development pages.
For information on funding opportunities in Kent visit the
Kent Sports, Leisure and Olympic Service Development Unit
If you require help with your application process or with
finding the right funding stream then please contact the
Sports and Young People Officer.
Funding for sports projects
targeting young people (14 - 25 years who do not typically do sport
in their own time) and they should have been consulted to find
out what they want to do. Funding is for blocks of
coaching sessions lasting 6 - 8 weeks (the aim is for each young
person to miss no more than one session). Covers costs of
coaching, marketing, facility hire, equipment, travel,
training courses, incentives etc. Projects must provide
an exit route so that young people can carry on taking part when
the sessions have finished.
The next deadline for funding
applications is 26 October 2012.
Guidance notes and a delivery plan to complete are available in the
Sportivate section of our website http://www.kentsport.org/sportivate.cfm.
launched in Kent and Medway.
Do you know of any community groups based in the South East
currently looking for funding between £300 and
If so we are running a series of
webinar training sessions for voluntary and community groups on how
to apply to our Awards for All programme. More details available
Awards for All
Press Release re: Update on Sport England
Sport England today (20.10.10) received
confirmation of its four-year funding settlement from the Secretary
of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport.
For the full press release click on the link above.
Big Lottery Funds
Reaching Communities Building strand
December 2010, community buildings within targeted urban and rural
settings can apply for funding between £100,00 and £500,000 through
the Reaching Communities programme. Community and voluntary
organisations along with parish and town councils from eligible
areas are able to apply to the £75 million pot of funding. To
find out if a building is eligible to apply to this targeted
programme visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities.
Newsletter produced by the Kent County Council External
Funding Unit which contains the latest information on national,
regional and local sources of funding.
Issue 196 (117kb)
SITA Trust: Enhancing Communities
This scheme provides funding for community improvement projects
e.g. community facilities, sports projects, and historic buildings
and structures.The programme offers grants under a small grants
scheme for projects up to £10,000; and a large grants scheme for
projects up to £50,000. Bids can be from not for profit
organisations, community groups, parish councils, local
authorities and charities.
For further information:
Telephone: 01454 262910
Kent Community Foundation - Grassroots
Grassroots grants are available to help volunteer led community
groups with income below £30,000 per annum.
For an application pack and further information.
Telephone: 01303 814 500
Kent Community Foundation - Grants for volunteer led
The scheme promotes causes and encourages projects which focus on
building a sense of community and improving quality of life.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Examples of what can be
Equipment (sports equipment), local events or workshops, volunteer
expenses and training, staff costs, rent costs and overheads, costs
to expand an existing project, activities supporting a community
Volunteer led community groups which have been active for at
least one year and whose income does not exceed £30,000 per annum
Contact the Kent Community Foundation to check the next panel
dates. For further information place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UnLtd Sport Relief Do It Award
up to £10,000 to young people aged 18 - 21 who have a sport or
recreational activity idea that will help find a solution towards
Further information www.unltdsportrelief.com/doit.html
Colyer - Fergusson Charitable Trust
The Colyer - Fergusson Charitable Trust makes grants to support
charities and churches in Kent. Programmes include safer
communities, protecting and supporting older vulnerable people,
refugees and asylum seekers, caring for carers, transition to
independence for young people leaving care and encouraging active
The minimum grant offered will be £10,000 and a maximum of £75,000
- average grant £20,000
Colyer - Fergusson Charitable Trust: Major Awards
The programme is intended to make available a small number of large
grants (between £1million and £4million) with the aim of making
long term investments in the communities of Kent. There is a
two stage application process for this grant
Further information on both grants can be found at www.cfct.org.uk
The Sports Grant Scheme
This scheme was established to create a lasting legacy for future
generations through the development of club sport. Grants of
between £500 and £2000 are available to sports clubs to support
worthwhile projects. The Foundation will fund projects that
support the development and sustainability of sports clubs.
For example - projects that need equipment that is specifically
focused on increasing participation, CRB checks for volunteers,
coaching qualifications and refereeing / umpiring courses.
Sports clubs that meet all the criteria in a self assessment can
The closing date for grant applications is the 10th of every
For more information please visit the Wells Sports
Foundation website: www.wellssportsfoundation.org
Tesco Charity Trust Community Award
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off
donations of between £500 and £4,000. The funding given goes
towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and
resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly
and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local
communities around our stores in the UK.
There are two categories of Community
1. Grants to support children’s welfare and/or
children’s education (including special needs schools)
2. Grants to support elderly people and/or adults and children
Applications should be made via www.tescocharitytrustcommunityawards-applications.co.uk/
For further information please contact:
Tesco Charity Trust
PO Box 980
Tel: 0845 6123575
West Kent Extra Funding Opportunities
Rising Stars Bursary
Offers funding of up to
£150 and is open to 11-18 year olds who meet our eligibility
Linda Hogan Community Fund
Offers funding of up to £500 and is available to groups or
organisations who provide services to residents living in areas
Sport England Small Grants Programme
support local community sports projects which seek to increase
participation, sustain participation or develop opportunties for
people to excel at their chosen sport.
For example, it can help a sports club expand its age range by
helping it to to buy extra team kit or pay additional coaching
fees. Or it could help youth clubs work together with local
sports clubs to get more young people playing sport.
Applicants can apply for any sum from £300 - £10,000 but the
total project can not exceed £50,000.
This programme is open to any bona fide not-for-profit club or
association, statutory body or educational establishment. It
is not for individuals or organisations established to make a
profit and distribute that profit to members.
Applications can be submitted via the Sport England website at
any time: www.sportengland.org
Cash 4 Clubs
Sports funding scheme which
gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve
facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications,
and generally invest in the sustainability of their clubs.
There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000 which
are awarded on a discretionary basis.
Any sports club can apply as long as they are registered with
their sport's National Governing Body or local authority.
Applications are accepted from clubs on an ongoing basis and
will be processed during the next panel meeting. These are
held at approximately quarterly intervals throughout the year.
For more information please visit the Cash for Clubs website:
Funding sources for Sport Coaches in
Information about National, Regional and Local
funding that can support you in training and development of Sports
For more information download the following document:
for Coaches in Kent (pdf) (791kb)