Small Grants Programme

Grants between £300 and £10k
Open all year round
Focus on adults and young people aged 14 or over


Sport England's Small Grant programmes aims to fund eligible organisations that get more people engaged in sport and meet one or more of the aims in their strategy, which are to:
  • Get inactive people to become more active
  • Develop more resilient sporting habits
  • Lead to more positive attitudesamong young people
  • Develop more diverse volunteers
  • Improve progression and inclusion in talent development
Eligible projects must:
  • Be between £300 and £10,000 and total project costs must not exceed £50,000
  • Be deliverable in a 12-month period from the date of the award letter
  • Be focused on sports that are recognised by Sport England.
  • Be delivered to beneficiaries basedin England
  • Provide a new activity that delivers sport and physical activity benefitsor one that shows a clear expansionon existing activity.

Application Information

You will need to have a written constitution or governing document which should contain a clear not-for-profit statement and charitable dissolution clause. Your membership should be open to all sections of the community and your governing committee should include at least three people who are not related and who do not live together. Applications are open all year round. Sums between £300 and £10,000 have to be applied for. Full guidance notes are available on the programme website.