Sport England

Sport England allocates funding to a wide-range of organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. The sources of funding come from the Exchequer and the Lottery.



Some of the funding programmes include:

  • Small Grants:
  • Rural Communities Themed Round:
  • Sustainable Facilities Fund: Funding will be provided to support sustainable investment in major sports facilities. This programme is additional to the facilities funding that we are investing through national governing bodies of sport

Background research and further advice

Funding Sport in the Community.

Links to Case Studies

You can find the following relevant case studies within the toolkit:

  • Orford Park Warrington
  • Peepul Centre Leicester

Examples of major projects made possible from grants that Sport England has made can be accessed at Major Projects.