Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2023

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Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

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As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

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Our Funding Programmes

See the range of currently available funding opportunities available for sports clubs, athletes and community groups for both capital and continued professional development available directly through Active Lincolnshire.

If you aren't sure what funding is most suitable for your project or organisation, please complete the form at the bottom of this page and one of our team will assess your needs and support you through finding the right funding for your needs.

Other Funding Opportunities

Discover a wide range of additional funding opportunities available for sports clubs, athletes and community groups for both capital and continued professional development available through other organisations.

Funding opportunities below are ordered by the the maximum funding size in ascending order.

FundFunding RangeTypeOverviewDeadline

Turn2Us - Grants Search

< £100GrantThere are many grants that provide financial support to people who need it. Use our Grants Search tool and we'll match you to grants for which you may be eligible.Ongoing

Prince's Trust Development Awards

£175 - £250GrantGet funding to train, learn or help get a job Our awards remove the financial barriers preventing you from taking the next step into work, education or training.Ongoing

London Hearts Defibrillator Grant

< £300GrantLondon Hearts are helping to fund Defibrillators in sports clubs all over the county, with £300 grants to support the costs. These are for projects delivering physical activity, as well as projects that are improving mental health or increasing community access to outdoor space.Ongoing

Barclays Community Football Fund

< £500GrantBarclays believe in creating opportunities for all through access to football. Through the Barclays Community Football Fund, we want to grow participation in football at every level.

The programme offers community groups the opportunity to access funding, resources and training, to make football more accessible in communities across the UK.

Magic Little Grants

< £500GrantMagic Little Grants will be awarding £500 grants to 2,650 charitable organisations on Localgiving.31.10.2023

North Kesteven Lottery

< £500Grant60% of ticket sales will go to good causes - 50% to your cause and 10% to a central fund. Your funds are sent directly to your account every month.Ongoing

West Lindsey Councillor Initiative Fund

£100 - £500GrantThe Councillor Initiative Fund allows our District Councillors to make awards of funding to support a wide range of community projects and activities. As locally elected Councillors, the fund allows them to get involved with local work and provide funding to help make things happen. Each District Councillor has £4,000 over a 4 year period to award to local community projects and activities. We use a simple and easy awards process to enable decisions to be made quickly. On average most awards made are between £100 and £500.Ongoing

Lincolnshire Coop - Community Champions

£500 - £1000GrantApplications welcome from all groups who make life better for their community. For example; environment projects, health and wellbeing groups, community venues, schools and young people’s groups.

Fundraising for successful applicants in the summer from June-September 2023.

Woodward Charitable Trust - Summer Play Scheme

£500 - £3000GrantGrants of between £500 and £1,000 will soon be available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.28.07.2023

West Lindsey - Community Action Fund

£1,000 - £20,000GrantThe Community Action Fund provides revenue grants to support projects that will build, enhance, or ensure sustainable and impactful community activities, events and services for community benefit.01.02.2025

West Lindsey - Community Facilities Fund

£1,000 - £50,000GrantThe Community Facilities Fund provides capital grants to develop and improve community facilities and assets, promoting greater interaction and more activities in communities.


South Holland Councillor Grant

< £2,000GrantEvery South Holland District Councillor has been allocated budget of £12,000 to use over the next four years (2019 to 2023) to support community projects. The Designated Councillors' Budgets scheme has already been successfully piloted in the district. The scheme can be used to support both individual and group initiatives within South Holland.


East Lindsey Councillors' Community Grants

< £2,000GrantEast Lindsey District Council has made £2,000 available to every Councillor to help them support organisations and community projects in their wards.

The Councillors' Community Grants scheme provides grant funding to community projects run by not-for-profit organisations in East Lindsey.



< £2,000GrantFlutter UKI are delighted to team up with the UK leading charity Sported for the 2023 edition of Cash4Clubs, offering small grants of 2,000 GBP/Euro to community sports clubs and organisations across the UK and Ireland.

The fund will be accepting applications between October and December 2023 with winners being notified early 2024.

Parkinson's UK Physical Activity Grants

£500 - £3,000GrantThe Parkinson's UK Physical Activity Grants Programme supports activity providers, communities, networks, organisations and others to develop opportunities for people with Parkinson's to become and stay active. This programme has been made possible by generous funding support from our partners Sport Parkinson's CIC, Boost Charitable Trust and the Parkinson's UK Innovation Fund.


Yapp Charitable Trust

< £3,000GrantWe will only fund work that focuses on one of our priority groups:

Elderly people
Children and young people aged 5 - 25
People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)


< £3,000GrantWhizz-Kidz provides a range of wheelchairs and mobility equipment to children and young people with a physical disability to give them independence at home, at school and at play.Ongoing

Cycling UK Big Bike Revival Grant

< £3,000GrantTo support partners to develop their services, grants of up to £2,000 can be used to purchase equipment to expand delivery, fund venue hire to host learning sessions and employ instructors to lead local rides.

It's all about engaging the programme's target audience: people with social, economic and health needs; people from diverse backgrounds; people facing multiple challenges.

BlueSpark Foundation

< £5,000GrantWe support a wide range of projects initiated by many different organisations and individuals. We value academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavour in equal measure but we are particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.Ongoing

Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation

< £5,000Match Funding / CrowdfundingFor charities and CIC's; get up to £5,000 for your community based project match funded by the Mortgage Advice Bureau Foundation when you crowdfund.31.12.2023

Sleaford Community Power Fund

< £5,000GrantThe Community Power Fund supports projects and organisations (not-for-profit) within a 5 mile radius of the power plant. The Fund allocates £25,000 per annum (until 2025), and grants up to £5,000 per application in a single year.2025

The Health Inequalities VCSE Grant Fund

< £5,000GrantThe Health Inequalities VCSE Grant Fund is making £85,000 available in 2023 for VCSE Organisations and projects working with what is known as ‘Core20Plus5’ populations. This is the 20% most deprived parts of the Lincolnshire population (according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation) and also the 5 health issues or conditions that have the greatest impact on the lives of people in Lincolnshire.30.10.2023

The Hedley Foundation Grants

£250 - £5,000GrantWe award grants to those charities that are able to demonstrate quantifiable outcomes to beneficiaries. Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Similarly, smaller charities often benefit from smaller grants of £250 upwards.Ongoing

SK Community Fund

£500 - £5,000GrantFinancial assistance offered by the Fund is available through three strands; Small grants - groups can apply for between £100 - £2,000, Community events - groups can apply for between £500 - £5,000, Community projects - groups can apply for between £500 - £5,

The Innovation Fund

£1,000 - £6,000GrantThe Innovation Fund will enable organisations to apply for smaller grants (from £1,000 up to a maximum of £6,000) to pilot new and innovative ideas in their communities for up to 12-months22.12.2023

The True Colours Trust

< £10,000GrantThis programme is designed to support excellent local organisations and projects that work with:

disabled children and young people;
children and young people with life-limiting conditions;
and their families.

Active Together

< £10,000CrowdfundingActive Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £7.5m.

With expert advice and guidance to support you, this will help local clubs and organisations to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other coronavirus related needs.


ECB County Grants Fund

< £10,000GrantThe County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.2025

National Lottery Community Fund - Partnerships

> £10,000GrantVoluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, and statutory bodies in England have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to five years to the National Lottery Community Fund's Partnership Fund.

This funding aims to help local organisations develop a more strategic approach to improving their community through developing and growing new and existing partnerships with other organisations. This can be area-based partnerships or communities of interest.

Suicide Prevention Investment Fund – Wave 4

> £10,000GrantThe fund aims to support organisations to deliver innovative local projects across the whole of Lincolnshire. These projects will be embedded in communities and will be responsive to local needs.

This programme is addressed towards all people aged 18 and over with a focus on providing services and activities that support people who may be at risk of suicide.

Sport England - Small Grants

£300 - £15,000GrantGrants of up to £15,000 are available to charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, clubs, schools, and other not-for-profit organisations delivering sports and physical activities to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged communities in England.31.03.2024

UK Shared Prosperity GRASSroots Grants Fund

< £24,999GrantTo enable places to invest in and restore their community spaces and create the foundations for growth at neighbourhood level. The intention is to strengthen the social fabric of communities, building pride in place by improving local community infrastructure, creating opportunities for social connections to develop and thrive.


Grants 4 Growth

£1,000 - £24,999Grant

Businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £1.85million in a bid to help them to thrive and grow - while aiming to boost employment opportunities and bring wider benefits across South & East Lincolnshire.

3 types of grant available, from £1,000 to £24,999 (or 30% of the total eligible cost), which can be used towards increasing capacity, finding new markets and boosting productivity. This could be through capital costs, such as machinery or equipment, and revenue expenditure, whether it's training, marketing or digital support.

The third option will give smaller businesses (<5 employees) looking to spend up to £5,000 the opportunity to apply for grants that can cover up to 50% of both capital and revenue purchases to a maximum of £2,500.

Football Foundation - Small Grants

< £25,000GrantGrassroots football clubs, charities, community and voluntary groups, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations providing men's football in England can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to purchase equipment and improve their facilities. The Small Grants programme will support smaller capital items and projects, and the maintenance/improvement of facilities.

For further information, contact Steph, Head of Football Development at Lincolnshire FA via

Peter Harrison Foundation

< £30,000GrantCreating access to opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people across the UK who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential.01.10.2023

Aviva Community Fund

< £50,000Match FundingWe want to hear how your project will strengthen your community and help people to lead healthier, happier lives and give them an opportunity to look to the future with confidence.Ongoing

The Sustainability Fund

< £50,000GrantOrganisations can apply for a grant of up to £25,000 for local projects and up to £50,000 for full countywide projects in Year 1, with the allocation of funding for each individual project gradually decreasing by pre-determined proportions over a period of 3 years.26.01.2024

Lloyds d/Deaf and Disabled People's Organisations

< £75,000


This programme is for small and local charities with an income between £25,000 to £500,000 which are led by and working with d/Deaf and Disabled people who are experiencing poverty. Organisations can apply for a three year unrestricted grant of £75,

FCC Community Action Fund

£2,000 - £100,000GrantRegistered Charities, churches, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities.

Only applications for projects sited within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility can be accepted.


Your Opportunity - Family Fund

VariousGrantYour Opportunity supports disabled and seriously ill young adults, aged 18 to 24 years old, living at home. We offer grants for digital equipment, clubs and activities, transport and much more.Ongoing

North Kesteven - Events Programme


GrantNorth Kesteven District Council has been allocated £3.2 million from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Under the Events Programme, £12,000 is being offered to fund new events in the district, to engage the community, with the aim to improve pride in place.Ongoing

Lincolnshire County Council Grants

VariousGrantA variety of community and business grants available ranging in size which adapt to support the counties needs.Ongoing

Football Foundation Grants

VariousGrantA variety of funds available to get new equipment through to pitch or facilities refurbishment.Ongoing

Premier League Defibrillator Fund



An investment from the Premier League to install Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and external storage cabinets at thousands of grassroots football facilities, aimed at helping save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.Ongoing

CLA Charitable Trust - Connect with Nature

VariousGrantThe funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational and educational opportunities in the countryside.

Applications are particularly welcomed for projects for children and young people, disadvantaged financially, physically, mentally, or from areas of deprivation.

ASDA Foundation


VariousThe Asda Foundation supports small, grass roots organisations in several ways throughout the year. Working with Asda’s Community Champions in store, we are able to work with a range of organisations and groups on a variety of local community projects. Below are the different ways we support communities.Ongoing

The Hargreaves Foundation

VariousGrantApplications are open for UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty.
The Hargreaves Foundation aims to help children and young people to fulfil their potential and improve their wellbeing, self-esteem and independence through educational and sporting activities provided.


Community Ownership Fund

VariousGrantThe £150m Community Ownership Fund (COF) exists to help communities across the UK to take ownership of assets at risk of closure.


Get Kids Going!

VariousGrantDisabled children and young people across the UK can apply for funding to help them participate in disability sports. ‘Get Kids Going!’ provides young people up to 26 years with all disabilities and from all backgrounds with funding for specialist sports wheelchairs to help them compete in sporting events such as marathons, triathlons, tennis, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball etc.

To apply, e-mail for an application form.

UK Gov Community Defib Fund

VariousGrantThe government is inviting community organisations to bid for funding for a defibrillator for their area.31.08.2023

Warburtons Community Grants

VariousGrantWe will support organisations that focus on solving significant social issues, as defined through our Financial Giving Policy. We work with the Charities Aid Foundation to deliver our financial giving programme, to ensure that all organisations we support are charitable and that we accurately record our social impact.


Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership

VariousGrantCommunity Investment Funding of up to £1 million has been made available for the Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership as it participates in the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

The grants can be used to fund projects, schemes or initiatives benefiting the Search Area that:

- provide economic opportunities
- enhance the natural and built environment, or
- improve community wellbeing.

The Grassroots Fund

VariousGrantThe Grassroots Fund is open to both clubs and leagues that are FA accredited and in need of financial assistance to make a big difference.

Support will be tailored to meet the needs of each application, such as vouchers for building materials to fix up a club house, contributions towards the cost of tradespeople, gifts to show appreciation to volunteers, new kit, or support to recover from crime and vandalism.

Funding Support

Active Lincolnshire can provide advice for you and your club, group or organisation to identify the most applicable source of funding and support you with the application process.

Please contact our team if you need additional support.

See below for other funding support services that is available in Lincolnshire.

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