Small Grants

If you’re looking to support physical activity participation in your community but need a financial boost, there are lots of funding sources out there! Here’s a handy list of sources offering grants of up to £10,000.

All of the grants listed in this section aim to encourage participation in physical activity and create happier, healthier and stronger communities. No matter what community groups you’re supporting or where in Hampshire you’re based, you could be eligible to apply.

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Awards for All

Investments that bring people together, improve the places and spaces that matter to communities and enable more people to fulfil their potential. Voluntary or community organisations can apply for £300 to £10,000.

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Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation

Various grants of differing amounts available for projects that help to empower those in the community to lead healthier lives and develop through sport. For small, local charities and community groups.

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Sport England Small Grants Scheme

A Sport England scheme for projects that increase participation and development opportunities. Grants from £300 to £10,000. Funding can support projects to run activities that help overcome barriers, and not just formal or traditional sports.

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Hampshire County Council Culture & Recreation Investment Fund

Fund to encourage healthy lifestyles and build happier and stronger communities. £1,000 to £10,000 for organisations supporting strategic cultural and recreational infrastructure within Hampshire.

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Postcode Community Trust

Aiming to improve community health and wellbeing, increase participation in physical activity and reduce isolation. Groups and voluntary organisations can apply for £500 to £2,000. Registered charities can apply for up to £20,000.

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Magic Little Grants

Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide 900 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups. The Fund provides small charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities.

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To support specific community groups

Project 500 bursaries

Specifically for women looking to gain a coaching qualification. Up to 75% of costs associated with a Level 1, 2 or 3 coaching qualification. Up to £500.

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Boost Charitable Trust

For charities and non-profits that run activities to inspire disabled and disadvantaged people through sport. Up to £500.

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Hilden Charitable Trust

Funding for projects that support; homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees and community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25. Up to £5,000.

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Badminton England Club Development Grant

To help clubs develop and grow. Clubs must be affiliated to Badminton England. Up to £500. If badminton isn't your scene, try checking out the National Governing Body for your sport for funding opportunities.

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District specific funds

Rushmoor Community Grants

£50 to £1,500 available for groups and clubs that can show that they would have real difficulty funding projects without financial help.

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Southampton Community Chest

£100 to £2,500 available for small, volunteer led community groups supporting Southampton city residents.

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SportsWorks Eastleigh Borough Council

Funded by Sport England. Clubs and talented individuals in the borough can apply for £50 to £250.

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Winchester City Council

Winchester City Council offers a range of grants at different times of the year. Check their website for the latest available funds.

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Portsmouth Community Grants

The City of Portsmouth Sports Council award grants to promote sport and physical activity opportunities in schools and in the community as well as supporting world-class sport. Individuals and clubs based in Portsmouth can apply for up to £250 per beneficiary.

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Funding managed by Energise Me

Funding for coaches, volunteers and officials

Apply for Hampshire bursaries to develop your skills.

Energise YOUth Funding

Partner with us to fund activities to get young people active.

Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme

Access funding and support to reach your goals.

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