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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.

Covid recovery funding

Funding that offers support to local sports, activity providers and organisations as you return your vital role of getting Lincolnshire moving post Covid.

  • Small Grants

    Small Grants

    Sport England Return to Play

    This £15 million fund focuses on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups respond to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic. A total of £10 million is available, with grants of between £300 and £10,000, to help not-for-profit community organisations create coronavirus-secure settings for community sport and physical activity to resume this autumn.

    The fund will have flexible priorities, to be able to best respond to the frequently changing challenges posed to community sport. Funding could be used for minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses to help you deliver your activities safely.

  • Community Asset Fund

    Community Asset Fund

    Sport England Return to Play

    This fund is for new applications focused solely on helping support clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. It’s designed to provide capital funding to help local sports clubs and organisations to return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play this autumn.

    • Your project must be about addressing the challenges you’re now facing because of coronavirus and linked to a return to play. At this time, we’ll not be funding general capital works.
    • The minimum level of funding available is £10,001 – for anything less than this, please see the Return to Play: Small Grants fund.
    • The maximum level of funding available is £50,000
  • Clubs in Crisis

    ‘Clubs in Crisis’ Fund

    Made By Sport

    Lincolnshire Community Foundation have teamed up with Made by Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people (5-25yrs) as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown. The fund is looking for applications from clubs and community organisations using sport to improve young people’s lives.

    • Funding is available of £2,021 to clubs who match the criteria as a one-off grant.
    • The funding is unrestricted so can be spent on core costs as well as on programme or capital costs.
    • Funds can also be used towards match funding or for leverage for a larger programme.
    • They will fund clubs and organisations which can demonstrate that they are using sport to work towards one or more of the following outcomes:
      • Developing Life Skills
      • Improving Mental Health
      • Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
      • Developing Employability Skills
      • Building Stronger Communities
  • Active Together

    Active Together

    Sport England and Crowdfunder

    £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

    Not for profit sports clubs and organisations or voluntary/charity organisations who deliver physical activity as part of their work can set up a crowdfuding campaign and apply for up to £10,000 of match funding.

  • Magic Little Grants

    Magic Little Grants 2021

    Localgiving

    This programme will run until the 31st October 2021 distributing £1m pounds worth of funding to 2,000 charitable organisations on Localgiving.

    This funding can go towards any of the below projects:

    • Improving mental wellbeing
    • Enabling community participation in the arts
    • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
    • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
    • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
    • Enabling participation in physical activity
    • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
    • Increasing community access to outdoor space

    If your organisation is carrying out a project that meets the above criteria, make sure to get your applications in before the October deadline. The application process is short and simple, taking 10 minutes to complete. Each organisation may only apply once in 2021.

  • “Game on” Funding

    “Game on” Funding

    Football Foundation

    Return to Football Fund – £2.1m targeted to support clubs in the highest areas of deprivation in England, disability football and groups underrepresented in football, including women and girls, to support the return to football or activities aimed at bringing new players to the game. The Foundation has identified the groups most affected by the lockdown, where participation in football has decreased the most, and will seek to target funding towards them.

    Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund – A £14m fund opening on 15 March will provide six year tapered grants to improve the quality of grass pitches. Thousands of football matches are cancelled every year because of problems with grass pitches and these grants form a key part of the Foundation’s overall Grass Pitch Programme which hopes to improve at least 5000 pitches by June 2024.

    Small Grants – A fund to help clubs pay for essential equipment and machinery they need to start playing again. Clubs can apply for up to £25k to refurbish their changing rooms, pay for grass pitch drainage, new goalposts, pitch maintenance equipment and portable floodlights.

  • Councillor Grants

    Councillor Grants

    District Councillors are able to make awards of funding to support a wide range of community projects and activities. Follow the link below for more information on grants in your area.

    West Lindsey

    South Holland

    North Kesteven

    South Kesteven

  • Tackling Inequalities Fund

    Tackling Inequalities Fund

    This National Lottery Funding from Sport England has provided Active Lincolnshire with an outstanding opportunity to support groups of people across Lincolnshire whose levels of activity have been most negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

    The projects that have already received funding are having significant impact on the people involved, and we are pleased to be able to continue to further support the community with further funding.

    This funding is open to charities, voluntary groups and sports clubs that engage the following groups to address and reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 on people’s activity levels following lockdown:

    • People from Lower Socio-Economic Groups (LSEG)
    • Ethnically Diverse Communities
    • Disabled People
    • People with long term health conditions

Small Grants

Sport England Return to Play

This £15 million fund focuses on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups respond to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic. A total of £10 million is available, with grants of between £300 and £10,000, to help not-for-profit community organisations create coronavirus-secure settings for community sport and physical activity to resume this autumn.

The fund will have flexible priorities, to be able to best respond to the frequently changing challenges posed to community sport. Funding could be used for minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses to help you deliver your activities safely.

Community Asset Fund

Sport England Return to Play

This fund is for new applications focused solely on helping support clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. It’s designed to provide capital funding to help local sports clubs and organisations to return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play this autumn.

  • Your project must be about addressing the challenges you’re now facing because of coronavirus and linked to a return to play. At this time, we’ll not be funding general capital works.
  • The minimum level of funding available is £10,001 – for anything less than this, please see the Return to Play: Small Grants fund.
  • The maximum level of funding available is £50,000

‘Clubs in Crisis’ Fund

Made By Sport

Lincolnshire Community Foundation have teamed up with Made by Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people (5-25yrs) as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown. The fund is looking for applications from clubs and community organisations using sport to improve young people’s lives.

  • Funding is available of £2,021 to clubs who match the criteria as a one-off grant.
  • The funding is unrestricted so can be spent on core costs as well as on programme or capital costs.
  • Funds can also be used towards match funding or for leverage for a larger programme.
  • They will fund clubs and organisations which can demonstrate that they are using sport to work towards one or more of the following outcomes:
    • Developing Life Skills
    • Improving Mental Health
    • Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
    • Developing Employability Skills
    • Building Stronger Communities

Active Together

Sport England and Crowdfunder

£1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Not for profit sports clubs and organisations or voluntary/charity organisations who deliver physical activity as part of their work can set up a crowdfuding campaign and apply for up to £10,000 of match funding.

Magic Little Grants 2021

Localgiving

This programme will run until the 31st October 2021 distributing £1m pounds worth of funding to 2,000 charitable organisations on Localgiving.

This funding can go towards any of the below projects:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

If your organisation is carrying out a project that meets the above criteria, make sure to get your applications in before the October deadline. The application process is short and simple, taking 10 minutes to complete. Each organisation may only apply once in 2021.

“Game on” Funding

Football Foundation

Return to Football Fund – £2.1m targeted to support clubs in the highest areas of deprivation in England, disability football and groups underrepresented in football, including women and girls, to support the return to football or activities aimed at bringing new players to the game. The Foundation has identified the groups most affected by the lockdown, where participation in football has decreased the most, and will seek to target funding towards them.

Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund – A £14m fund opening on 15 March will provide six year tapered grants to improve the quality of grass pitches. Thousands of football matches are cancelled every year because of problems with grass pitches and these grants form a key part of the Foundation’s overall Grass Pitch Programme which hopes to improve at least 5000 pitches by June 2024.

Small Grants – A fund to help clubs pay for essential equipment and machinery they need to start playing again. Clubs can apply for up to £25k to refurbish their changing rooms, pay for grass pitch drainage, new goalposts, pitch maintenance equipment and portable floodlights.

Councillor Grants

District Councillors are able to make awards of funding to support a wide range of community projects and activities. Follow the link below for more information on grants in your area.

West Lindsey

South Holland

North Kesteven

South Kesteven

Tackling Inequalities Fund

This National Lottery Funding from Sport England has provided Active Lincolnshire with an outstanding opportunity to support groups of people across Lincolnshire whose levels of activity have been most negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The projects that have already received funding are having significant impact on the people involved, and we are pleased to be able to continue to further support the community with further funding.

This funding is open to charities, voluntary groups and sports clubs that engage the following groups to address and reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 on people’s activity levels following lockdown:

  • People from Lower Socio-Economic Groups (LSEG)
  • Ethnically Diverse Communities
  • Disabled People
  • People with long term health conditions