About us

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.

What we do

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.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

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

Young Athlete Grant Scheme

£50 - £200GrantThe AAA has a fund which is able to support English athletes under the age of 23 who are in full time education and active in athletics. Registered charity Athletics for the Young are particularly interested in helping genuine hardship cases for promising young athletes.12.02.2024

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.


Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

< £400GrantThe AFMT awards grants to disadvantaged young people to develop an existing interest and experience in adventurous outdoor activities. This includes walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding - either self-planned or for residential courses at an outdoor centre. Mostly, we’re looking for enthusiasm, initiative and a sense of adventure.Ongoing

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.


Alec Dickson Trust

< £500GrantThe Alec Dickson Trust supports young people in the UK who want to use volunteering or community service to do brilliant things in their communities. we provide grants of up to £500 to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under, to help them put their ideas into action and run projects that benefit the lives of others – particularly the most marginalised and disadvantaged.13.02.2024

Boost Charitable Trust

< £750GrantBoost provides funding to inspiring programmes which help improve the lives of the disadvantaged and disabled through the power of sport. Small grants are available to charities and non-profit making organisations supporting individuals in the UK to participate in sport.Ongoing

Fans for Diversity Fund

£300 - £1,000GrantWith the Fans for Diversity Fund, we can offer you funding and logistical support to push for diversity in sport. What you do is up to you – the only limit is your imagination.


STA CommUNITY STArters Fund

< £1,000GrantEach month in 2024, we will be awarding one organisation / group a £1000 charity grant. This forms part of our commitment to bring communities together and provide opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to access swimming lessons, and learn a key life skill.31.12.2024

Tesco Footie for All Fund

< £1,000GrantTesco Stronger Starts funds grants for healthy food and activities for children across the UK. We have partnered with The Sun to power their Footie for All campaign with our Tesco Stronger Starts programme to create a Footie for All Fund.Ongoing

Family Hubs Capital Grants

< £1,000GrantApplications open to invite interested community and voluntary sector organisations, faith groups and early years settings (“organisations”) to apply for Family Hubs capital grant funding to enhance their offer for Lincolnshire children up to the age of two years and their families and improve the experience for children and their families.

Organisations can apply for between £100 and up to a maximum of £1,000 of grant funding.


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.


Anita White Fund

< £2,000GrantThe International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport has today launched the Anita White Fund (AWF) to support female leaders in sport around the world, marking the first time financial support has been offered to advance gender equality by the IWG in its 29-year history.


Star Energy Community Fund

< £2,000GrantProjects that we support benefit groups of people within communities close to our operations, as well as wildlife and the environment. For 2024, we welcome applications for funding up to a maximum of £2,000. We are looking for projects that an award of this nature can ‘make happen’.

Any project for which a grant is sought must fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated on the Star Energy Community Fund website and must either be located within the qualifying areas listed below or provide demonstrable benefit to residents in specific areas (West Lindsey).

Chances for Children

< £2,400GrantIndividually tailored grants of up to £2,400 for children and young people who have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on their wellbeing and educational engagement.


KFC Community Grants Programme

< £2,500GrantOrganisations focused on empowering young people in the UK to fulfil their potential and build a positive future by providing spaces that allow young people to feel safe and secure, by providing mentoring and helping to unlock talent and build life skills to improve their chances to gain meaningful employment.

We want to fund work that helps young people to create firm foundations, by addressing their needs
through early intervention.

Badminton Development Fund

< £3,000GrantAffiliated clubs and registered coaches will be given the chance to apply for funding and financial investment to grow the game of badminton up and down the country.

Over three rounds of application, taking place from July 2023 to February 2024, clubs can apply for up to £3000 of funding to support their needs.

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

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.Ongoing

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.


Screwfix Foundation

< £5,000GrantThe Screwfix Foundation are passionate about making a difference to communities across the UK. They are a grant giving charity with a clear purpose to support projects that improve, repair and maintain homes and community facilities used by those in need throughout the UK.10.02.2024

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.


Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust

< £5,000GrantGrants are available to clubs, community groups or teams in the UK to encourage vulnerable and underprivileged children and young adults to get active and enjoy taking part in sport.Ongoing

The Gosling Foundation

> £5,000GrantGrants available for charitable organisations carrying out projects in the UK that benefit the Foundation's focus areas which includes youth. They fund organisations that provide opportunities and support for disadvantaged young people. Funding includes project costs including projects to help organisations be more efficient, capital projects, minibuses and equipment.


The Happiness Fund

> £5,000GrantTo build happy, strong, resilient communities by supporting grassroots, not-for-profit projects that enable sustainable outcomes in:

Mental health Wellbeing & happiness, Inclusion and Learning and skills development.


UK Shared Prosperity & Richard Lake’s Youth Engagement Scheme

> £5,000GrantThis scheme is providing grant funding to organisations based within the heart of their community that will take preventative measures to help young people at risk of committing a criminal offence or becoming involved in anti-social behaviour to enable them to reach their potential and, thus, reduce levels of neighbourhood crime.15.03.2024

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.


Shackleton Foundation

< £10,000GrantWe invest in inspirational leaders and early-stage social enterprises with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. We provide up to £10,000 of seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances.29.04.2024

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.


Tweed Family Charitable Foundation

< £10,000GrantThe Tweed Family Charitable Foundation offers grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations that meet our objectives.

Our ambition is to promote life enhancing opportunities to socially disadvantaged young people under the age of 25.

Such opportunities may be educational, or vocational, and should provide opportunity that would otherwise be inaccessible to the young people concerned without our financial support.

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.

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

Bowls England Club Loans Scheme

< £20,000LoanA total of £650,000 is available to support clubs who wish to improve their facilities. A Club Loan may be used for any reasonable purpose including but not limited to:

- Purchase of lawn mowers, scarifiers, turf irons or sprinkler systems
- Repair of ditches and banks
- Clubhouse development
- Fencing
- Car parking
- Changing rooms

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

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.

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.



< £35,000GrantTo promote learning and development that enables young people and adults to gain additional skills and confidence to enter the labour market.19.02.2024

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.01.02.2025

The Britford Bridge Trust

£10,000 - £50,000GrantThe Britford Bridge Trust is a family foundation giving grants that support the advancement of education, culture, heritage and science, the protection of the environment and the relief of those in need.30.03.2024

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

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.


VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme


GrantThe VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme offers two types of funding:

1. Independent energy assessment: funding to cover the cost of an independent energy assessment. This assessment will help identify the most effective measures for reducing their energy costs.

2. Capital grant: Organisations that have received an energy assessment may be eligible for a capital grant to install the recommended energy efficiency measures in their premises.
(1) 31.08.2024

(2) 29.02.2024

GLL Sports Foundation

VariousGrantIn 2007 GLL became aware of young talented athletes having to give up on their dreams because of the high costs of training, travel and competitions.

National research showed the annual cost of attaining high national sport rankings averaged £6,000. In many cases, talent was being lost due to financial hardship with an associated negative impact on local young people, communities and sports clubs. GLL was determined to develop a scheme to counter this problem.

As a leading Charitable Social Enterprise, GLL is proud to be able to make this positive impact on our communities through the Foundation.

Black Heritage Fund

VariousGrantOur initial focus is on grassroots organisations and projects, but we’re eager to hear from anyone who thinks Black Heritage Fund could help them support the Black community.Ongoing

Caudwell Children - Equipment Fund

VariousGrantCaudwell Children provide funding towards life-changing equipment for children with a wide range of disabilities or chronic conditions. They can support with mobility, sports and sensory equipment for disabled children and their families to help with their development, mobility and independence.Ongoing

Variety - Equipment Grants for Children

VariousGrantLife-changing equipment grants for mobility, independence and social inclusion
The right piece of equipment can mean the difference between playing outside with friends or watching from the sidelines.

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

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 info@getkidsgoing.com for an application form.

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.

ASDA Foundation

VariousGrantThe 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 South & East Lincolnshire CrowdVariousCrowdfundingMake your community strong, connected and empowered with the South & East Lincolnshire Crowd. This new crowdfunding programme from the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership is the opportunity for you to bring forward an impactful project in your area and get support from your local authority and community to make it happen!Ongoing

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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