Arts,Culture and Sport

Sources for funding for Sports related projects include:


Sport England

Sport England have a range of funds for large projects.

Small Grants Programme You can apply for any sum from £300 to £10,000 but the total project cost cannot exceed £50,000.

The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. 


Sports Match

Sportsmatch makes awards to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship to deliver new community projects for young people (aged 14+) and adults to take up and keep a sporting habit for life



Cash 4 Clubs

offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1000. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club.



Live UNLtd Sports Relief

Live UnLtd Sport Relief Awards are a UK wide funding programme for 11-21 year olds, who are prepared to go the extra mile and use their passion for sport and arts to bring respect and understanding to their communities by setting up their own projects.



Wells Foundation

The Wells Sports Foundation is a sporting charity created and entirely funded by successful entrepreneur, Barrie Wells, to provide financial and motivational support to sustainable grassroots sports projects.


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Active Cumbria

Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSP’s) in England. Active Cumbria has established a successful inclusive sports delivery system through a vibrant network of providers and deliverers committed to working together to achieve active and healthy communities in Cumbria through sport and physical activity.  They also offer advice on funding sources.


  Sources for funding for Arts & Culture:



Heritage Lottery Fund

We offer a range of grant programmes, awarding grants upwards of £3,000.  We want to support innovative as well as tried-and-tested approaches, and welcome proposals that are pioneering in concept and delivery.

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Arts Council England

We fund arts activities that engage people in England, or that help artists and arts organisations carry out their work.  Small grants up to £10,000 available through Grants for the Arts programme, large grants also available.