Fundraising for your organisation


Welcome to Sported’s monthly Funding Bulletin. This bulletin, exclusive to Sported members, contains local and national information that has been specially selected to help you with fundraising for your organisation and projects.

To find out more about sources of funding, writing funding applications, accessing training or other support that Sported can offer check the Members Area of our website or contact me directly.

The funding information contained within this Bulletin is provided courtesy of Fit4funding.  To find out more about a particular funding source please go direct to the funder’s website. The information contained with this Bulletin was correct at the time of publishing.


  • Sport England’s: Get Equipped Fund and Inclusive Sport Fund
  • Get Equipped, is a new disability equipment fund. Groups can apply for between £300 and £10,000 to purchase sports equipment that will enable disabled young people (aged 14+) to participate in sports.  The Fund is open from 7 October 2013, with the closing date 2 December 2013. This investment compliments funding through a second round of the Inclusive Sport fund, which aims to increase participation in sport by disabled people (aged 14+). This programme also opens on 7 October 2013.
  • Football Foundation – Facilities Grant Scheme
  • The Football Foundation has announced that its Facilities Grant Scheme is now open for applications for projects that improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities. Organisations that are eligible to apply for funding include football clubs, schools, multi-sports, local authorities, registered charity organisations & not for profit organisations. Grants of up to 500,000 are available to support projects that; sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background age, or ability and help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport.
  • Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant 
    The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust and is available for TSOs in the UK. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects. In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes: Heritage. Education. Health care. Sports facilities.
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales – Community Programme
  • Funding for 1-3 years for charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community through delivering lasting changes and benefits for their users/beneficiaries.
  • Comic Relief – UK Grants (inc N.I.)
  • Comic Relief funds work that aims to achieve at least one of their five themes. They do this by supporting organisations with the people, ideas and ability to tackle complex problems and create positive social change across the UK.
  • Dudley Business Loan Fund
  • The council has created the initiative in partnership with the Black Country Reinvestment Society (BCRS), to help offer financial support to small and medium sized businesses in the borough. The fund will offer loans from 10,000 to 50,000 and is open to companies with up to 250 employees and a turnover not exceeding 5 million.
  • Screwfix Foundation
  • The Screwfix Foundation is a new charity set up by Screwfix in 2013. It has a clear purpose of raising funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities specifically for those in need in the UK.
  • The Rowing Foundation
    The Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.
    Deadline: 11 November 2013
  • Cash 4 Clubs – (UK inc. NI)
  • Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from 250 to 1000. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club.
    Deadline: 29 October 2013
  • Robbie Williams Give it Sum Fund ( North Staffordshire Community Chest)
  • The Robbie Williams Give it Sum Fund is open to a broad range of self-help projects, community groups and voluntary organisations based in North Staffordshire. The Fund aims to support local people to find solutions to local problems. Funds groups working in all sections of the community particularly those who have struggled to find funding in the past. All groups and projects will need to show how they are involving the people who use their services and facilities in planning, running and reviewing their work. Deadline: 6 November 2013

Many thanks,

Sophie Tobin
Regional Manager West Midlands