If, like most schools, you find that your PE & Sports budgets are quite tight and don’t allow you to make huge differences to your physical activity offerings, there are a number of grants that you may be eligible for.

Below we have put together a list of all the places you could start searching and applying to for grants for your Primary School.

ENGLAND – CENTRAL GOVERNMENT Gov.uk provides opportunities to apply for community-based funding and grants for projects like activities for young people and development of communal facilities. www.gov.uk/apply-funding-community-project The Government Funding website lists grant opportunities across Government. www.governmentfunding.org.uk

ASDA FOUNDATION Charities, schools and community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding for local projects that require financial assistance to the ASDA Foundation. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 available for good causes and community groups in local areas. www.asdafoundation.org

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND The Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding to inspirational local projects in the community. www.aviva.co.uk/community-fund

BIG LOTTERY FUND Every year the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. Grants go to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment. A full list of programmes can be found online. www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

GREGGS FOUNDATION The Greggs Foundation is a grant-making trust, distributing over £1million per year to charitable organizations throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. The mission of the Greggs Foundation is to ‘make a difference to people in need in the heart of our local communities’. www.greggsfoundation.org.uk

PEOPLE’S POSTCODE TRUST People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving Trust, awarding funding to good causes that support a better world for people and planet. Since 2009, People’s Postcode Trust has awarded more than £11m to over 1600 projects across Great Britain. www.postcodetrust.org.uk

FUNDRAISING FOR SCHOOLS www.fundraisingschools.co.uk

THE WIXAM TREE TRUST – The Trust aims to focus its grant giving support on organisations based in Bedfordshire or projects which benefit the people of this county. A small number of national charities with a focus on family social issues are also supported – https://wixamtreetrust.formstack.com/forms/applicationform

B&Q COMMUNITY FUND – B&Q operates a community reuse scheme in all its physical stores. Organisations can request the use of unsellable or re-usable materials so that local communities and the local environment can benefit – http://www.diy.com/corporate/community/waste-donation/

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS GUIDE – http://educational-grants.org/

COMMUNITY CHEST – The Community Chest Scheme aims to deliver funded projects which bene t the community and local areas. Environmental protection and improvement projects will be classed as priority cases, as will community projects and the promoting of health and wellbeing – http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Business/Grants/Grants-Funding.aspx 

THE PRINCES TRUST GUIDE – https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/who-else/employment/grants-funding/community-projects

SPORTS ENGLAND – The Sport England Small Grants utilise lottery funding to support not-for-profit organisations, in benefiting people who participate and continue to play sport. Their mission is to get more people playing more sport more often, and for people to take up a full-time sporting activity – http://funding.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/small-grants/

CHARLES & ELSIE SYKES TRUST – A privately funded Trust, the Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust is aimed at supporting organisations and communities in the Yorkshire area – http://www.charlesandelsiesykestrust.co.uk/

ROBIN GREAVES FOUNDATION – The Robin Greaves Sports Foundation provides financial grants to promote sports and recreation to those living in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire – http://www.sapca.org.uk/funding/more/27503/page/2/robin-greaves-foundation

PLAY ENGLAND Their purpose is to ensure that children and young people in England have space and opportunity to play freely as part of their daily lives, at school, at home, and in public spaces. Play England’s aim is for all children and young people in England to have regular access and opportunity for free, inclusive, local play provision and play space. Their objectives are to: • Promote local play strategies • Build partnerships for play • Research and demonstrate the benefits of play • Promote equality and diversity in play provision • Raise awareness and promote standards www.playengland.org.uk

GRANTSNET www.grantsnet.co.uk

BBC CHILDREN IN NEED – BBC Children in Need aim to provide funding to help and make a difference to the lives of young people under the age 18, who are experiencing disadvantages. The Small Grants programme supports projects where relatively smaller amounts of funding are required to support young and disadvantaged people http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3XW7FvN20PD3xr2c1T62Xly/main-grants 

JOHN LYONS CHARITY – The John Lyons Charity aims to benefit companies in north west London, by supporting young people and children with grants. The aim is to improve young people’s life chances through education. They support a wide range of projects, providing opportunities for young people to participate in a wide range of activities – http://jlc.london/grants/how-do-i-apply/

GREEN TOKEN SCHEME – these are usually local to you in your local TESCO, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Co-op

THE GATWICK TRUST – Gatwick Airport Community Trust award grants for projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent (the areas most affected by Gatwick Airport operations). The aim of the scheme is to support the environment, conservation works, community and sport facilities, the arts, young people, volunteering activities and the elderly and the disabled – http://www.gact.org.uk/index.php

CARRIER BAG SCHEME (Tesco) – https://www.tesco.com/carrier-bags/ 

EARNEST COOK – The Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense) or in science, or to raise levels of literacy and numeracy – http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/

COMMUNITY ASSET FUND – The Community Asset Fund from Sport England is a capital fund aimed at improving local community spaces to help people become more active. It is funded by the National Lottery and can be accessed by not-for-profit organisations – https://www.sportengland.org/funding/community-asset-fund/

CO-OP NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHEME – http://www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/love-your-neighbourhood/

REACHING COMMUNITIES GRANT – The Reaching Communities Grant was set up to improve the lives of the people most in need and their communities. The project must improve the lives of people, build stronger communities, make better rural and urban environments or promote more active communities – https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities