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London Sport Funding Opportunities

Learn more about the funding opportunities that may be available for your club, league or facility.

Listed below, you can find a selection of new funding opportunities that are currently accepting applications that have been collated by London Sport.

Community Ownership Fund

Government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help ensure that communities can support and continue benefiting from the local facilities, community assets and amenities most important to them. Community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost. Find out more.

Designing London’s Recovery Programme

The Mayor of London, with the Design Council, has launched a programme placing design-led innovation at the heart of London's Covid-19 recovery. Organisations can apply for a share of £500,000 to help respond to three key challenges. The deadline for applications is 15 June.

John Lyons announces £22m to tackle the impact of covid-19

John Lyon’s Charity has ring-fenced £22 million from its endowment, to be spent over the next six years, to support the children and young people’s sector in its beneficial area. With the generous support of its Trustees, this funding will be in addition to the Charity’s regular grant giving of £12 million every year.

Inspiring active communities

Versus Arthritis have Tackling Inequalities funding from Sport England to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity through increasing availability of exercise opportunities in local communities. The fund will be available to organisations to help support people with long-term health conditions to get active via grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.

Return To Play: Small Grants Fund

This Sport England fund will make awards of between £300 and £15,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the challenges of returning to play in a covid-19-safe way. Open to 30 June. Find out more.

London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund

London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund have launched a new round of Partners for Health for 2021. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for social action projects tackling health inequalities in London. Grants are open to charities that have understanding and expertise to social or health care needs. and should involve joint working with a health partner.

Return To Play: Active Together

Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000. Successful crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other covid-19 related needs.

Understanding the financial support available

ClubMatters have pulled together information on the various support packages released by Government aimed at reducing the negative financial impact on organisations, businesses and the self-employed. The guide includes descriptions of each support package from Government and Sport England funds.

Empower Women Fund

The fund provides support to small women’s groups and organisations developing innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and to built eh capacity of small organisations. Available across two levels. Seed Funding £500-£1000 to run micro projects and women’s sector grants £1000-£5000 or £5000-£25000 to respond to changing needs over at least six months.

True Colours Trust for Disabled Children and their Families

Small grants are available to UK registered charities and community interest companies with an annual income less than £350,000, that are working to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families in the UK.

Central Social and Recreational Trust

Grants 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. Funding is available for equipment and maintenance of property. Find out more.

First Steps Enterprise Fund

A loan/grant funding package is available for small community-led charities and social enterprises based and working in England to help them grow their services and become more sustainable. This fund is for community organisations (charities and social enterprises) looking to take on their first loan to to help them grow and become more sustainable.

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