Club funding


Sportivate is a £32 million programme funded by the national lottery which will run for four years. This national project which forms the Play strand of Sport England's London 2012 mass participation legacy programme Places People Play will bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities by encouraging more people to get involved in sport. The target group for Sportivate is 14- to 25-year-olds who may not seek out sporting opportunities themselves or would not prioritise doing sport in their own time.

For more information about sportivate please visit the Get Berkshire Active website.


Sportsaid provides funding to talented young sports people to support training, travel and equipment costs. To view the criteria visit the SportsAid website or telephone 0207 273 2975 for more information.

Ron Pickering Memorial Fund

The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund provides grants for young track and field athletes who are in education and may need financial help towards training or provision of equipment.

To view the criteria visit the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund Website or telephone 01438 715814 for more information.

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), a government-backed partnership between talented young athletes, educational institutes and national governing bodies of sport, provides athletes with a tailored package of service worth up to £3,500.

For more information visit the TASS Website.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery fund runs a range of different funding programmes. To find out about the grants programmes currently available visit the Big Lottery Fund website or contact the fund by telephone on 020 7211 1800.

Sport England - Small Grants

Grants are available of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. For further information visit the Sport England website or telephone the Sport England Advice line on 08458 508 508.

Sport England - Sportsmatch

Sportsmatch makes awards to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship to deliver new community projects to grow or sustain participation in sport. Awards of between £1,000 and £100,000 can be made to match funding from no more than five sponsors, with each sponsor contributing a minimum of £1,000.  For further information visit the Sport England Website or telephone the Sport England advice Line on 08458 508 508.

Sport England - Other Grants

In addition to the small grants programme, Sport England also run other funding programmes. If you are interested in finding out whether your Sports Club or project are eligible for a grant visit the Sport England lottery fund website or telephone Sport England on 08458 508 508 to discuss your idea.

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation provides financial help for football at all levels, including grassroots development and using football as a tool within local communities. Visit the Football Foundation website to find details of the Trust's many grant opportunities or telephone the trust on 0207 534 4210.

Lawn Tennis Association

The Lawn Tennis Association provides funding for capital projects that will increase the number of adults and juniors playing tennis on a regular basis. Funding is normally offered in the form of a 50% grant 50% loan allocation. Applicants will need to have as a minimum source funding from other sources for 25% if the project costs.

For further information visit the LTA website.

Cash 4 Clubs

Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1,000. To view the criteria visit the Cash 4 Clubs Website.

The Wells Sports Foundation

The Wells Sports Foundation to provide financial and motivational support to sustainable grassroots sports projects. For further information visit the Wells Sports Foundation Website.

Mars in the Community

The Mars in the Community grant programme makes grants of between £500 and £2,000 under the themes of Healthy Active Lifestyles, Environment or Pet Welfare. To be eligible for funding your project must be within a 10 mile radius of Slough. For further information visit the Mars in the Community Website or telephone 0118 930 3021.

Berkshire Community Foundation

The Berkshire Community Foundation manages funds on behalf of a range of different donors and funding bodies and has a variety of grants available to voluntary organisations or groups established for charitable purposes ranging from £50 to £10,000. Funding is available for sports-focused projects if they tackle a wider social need.

For further information visit the Berkshire Community Foundation website or telephone 0118 930 3021.

The Prince Philip Trust Fund

Funding is available for recreation facilities, training for young volunteers and cultural projects in the Windsor and Maidenhead area. For further information visit

The Peter Harrison Foundation

The Foundation gives grants to people with disabilities and people who are disadvantaged. One of the programmes is 'Opportunities through Sport', for further information visit the PHF website or telephone them on 01737 228000.