The government has produced a series of funding opportunities in the aftermath of the Olympics in 2012  known as Legacy Funds. These legacy funds provide funding up to £10,000 for sports projects in public sector organisations. These projects include MUGA’s, Long Jump Pits, Conversion Projects (converting a building into a sports area) and many others.  This effectively means you could have a FREE long jump pit installation and on average 33% of your MUGA funded.  

These legacy funds are only on offer for a limited time and are being used quickly.

There are also a number of other grants that you may be eligible for. We can help you with your applications for the following:

  • SPORT ENGLAND
    • A number of grants are available to schools from Sport England. You can find these here.
  • FOOTBALL
    • The Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund offers grants for building or refurbishing local football facilities.

      The grant for each facilities project can be between £10,000 and £500,000.

      It doesn’t set out any current deadlines for applications.

      The fund also has a small grants scheme, for costs of under £10,000 needed for facilities work.

  • ENGLAND – CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
    • Gov.uk provides opportunities to apply for community-based funding and grants for projects like activities for young people and the 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
  • 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 organisations 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
  • 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