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 Return to play: Small Grants

This Sport England fund focuses on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups to respond to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic and getting people active for the first time after it.

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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 with 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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Always Keep Her Playing Grants

To help keep girls playing, Always is donating to Sported as part of its new Keep Her Playing campaign. £200 grants are available for Sported members delivering activities to young women and girls in their community, to use for venue hire, coaching costs or equipment.

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The True Colours Trust

Grants of up to £10,000 for activities supporting disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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RYA Foundation

The Foundation seeks to promote participation in boating/water sport for those who may otherwise find it difficult to partake due to age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances.

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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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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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Southampton Community Chest

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

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A Southampton based lottery that benefits local good causes. Sign up as a good cause and when your supporters buy a ticket they can choose that your organisations benefits.

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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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