Funding Opportunities

Sport England – Movement Fund

Launched in April 2024, the Movement Fund offers crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to improve physical activity opportunities for the people and communities who need it the most.

If your project aligns with the priorities, the fund can support a wide range of costs and items up to £15,000.

Sport England’s focus is to support projects that get more people active, reduce the number of inactive people and tackle inequalities.

“At the core of the Movement Fund is its dedication to constant improvement, informed by everything we learn from the projects we fund.”

Projects providing opportunities for groups facing barriers to activity are of particular interest, such as:

  • people living on low incomes
  • disabled people or those with long-term health conditions
  • older people
  • people from culturally diverse communities
  • pregnant women and parents with very young children
  • girls aged 5-16
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • people who are in foster care
  • people who provide care without pay.

“We’re also particularly interested in projects that address the challenges faced by individuals with combined characteristics, such as people with long-term health conditions alongside caring

responsibilities – to help assess this we’ve developed our inequalities metric.”

For more details upon the updated programme including eligibility and what they will fund head to the Sport England website.

People’s Health Trust – Advice for Health

Funding that aims to support people’s mental and physical health by accessing advice.

The funding is aimed at grassroots organisations supporting local people who are experiencing financial and social disadvantage, marginalisation and discrimination. It is open in four regions of England and closes to applicants on Wednesday 19th June.

The funding can be used to provide wellbeing and emotional support to help people feel more able to access advice services. It can also be used to improve existing advice services so that they better meet the needs of people experiencing financial and social disadvantage, marginalisation and discrimination. This could mean developing more culturally appropriate services, or carrying out mapping work to understand who the service is not reaching and how best to change.

Advice for Health is open for stage one applications in the following regions of England until Wednesday 19 June.

  • East: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk
  • East Midlands: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire
  • South East: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Isle of Wight
  • West Midlands: Birmingham, Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.

To find out more about the programme head to the People’s Health Trust website –

Arnold Clark’s “Communities Support” is available to organisations who provide services in the following areas including:

  • Community development
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Mental health support

Applications are also only eligible if they’re made by an organisation that is based/operates solely in the UK and is located within 50 miles of an Arnold Clark branch. Most areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire should be within this range as there are branches in Chesterfield, Nottingham and Burton.

They welcome applications from smaller voluntary and community organisations who are working within local communities. Community groups, CICs and charities can apply. Local school teams are eligible to apply for sports kit.

They aim to support a wide range of charities and community groups through their different funding options. To help as many organisations as possible funding amounts or sports kit allocations will be decided by the Arnold Clark Community Fund.

There is no deadline, but they may pause the fund if demand is high.

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Kick On provides grassroots clubs, schools and volunteers with free resources to take a club to the next level. Apply now to choose from the following:

Starling Bank sponsored team pack​

  • Match Kit (x16 sets in girl’s and women’s fit)
  • Training equipment (bibs, footballs and cones), coaches tracksuit
  • Optional addition: x16 sports bras!
  • Introduction to Coaching course voucher.

Or both!

If you’re a women’s or girls’ team based In England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, it’s likely you’re eligible to apply.

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Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

Deadline: 5th August 2024
Applications will be considered from not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes that are based and working in England, Scotland or Wales as long as their projects are addressing one of Warburtons’ priority areas:
• Health – supporting families to care for each other and lead healthier lives.
• Place – supporting families to flourish in communities that are safer, greener and more inclusive.
• Skills – supporting families to gain useful skills for life and work.

Grants can be used to cover specific costs that will benefit the cause (eg, purchasing equipment to support an employability project).
Applications are considered quarterly with decisions made within six weeks of the deadline. You can apply for up to £400.

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The Society Foundation

Deadline: 8th July 2024
The Society Foundation is an independent registered charity, funded and supported by the executive search firm Society.
Each year, the Foundation offers a small number of micro-grants of up to £2,500 to support people from the following groups move toward paid employment:
• The recently homeless or vulnerably housed.
• Ex-offenders.
• Young people (16-24 years old) not in employment, education or training (NEET).
The funding can be used for:
• Capacity building activities, including IT infrastructure and equipment.
• Staff training and development
• External consultancy/support.
The funding aims to play a transformative role by increasing the sustainability and effectiveness of organisations that are doing really vital work.

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