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Please see below a list of funds to support and sustain sports clubs, groups or individuals delivering sport & physical activity in the Tees Valley.  We are working with a great network of partners who have considerable experience of supporting the clubs and community groups sector. These include local authority staff, Volunteer Development Agencies, Sported and StreetGames. 

Grants Online has a developed a free-to-access page for Covid-19 emergency funding. It one of the most exhaustive lists available for free and covers UK-wide, national and local emergency funds funds. It is also very regularly updated, so make sure to check back from time to time. Access Grants Online Coronavirus page here.

Crowdfunding (Places and Spaces)

Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.  If your sports club has experienced short term financial difficulty, or needs to adapt how it operates, due to the pandemic you can set up a crowdfunding campaign and apply for up to £10,000 match funding today.  If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign you can apply for the match funding via your Crowdfunder dashboard. 

For support with developing your campaign please contact jack.liddle@wearerise.co.uk 07944 462 195 who is supporting organisations across the North East.

UK funds

SPAR Community Cashback
SPAR is launching its third £100,000 Community Cashback scheme, giving away various grants to local voluntary or community organisations and charities across the UK.

Rowing Foundation
Deadline: 20/05/2024
Grants are available for equipment that will support the participation of young people and disabled people in rowing in the UK.
Amount: £500 to £4,000

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Deadline: 27/05/2024
Grants are available for charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies in the UK that are working to support young people with criminal convictions or young people at high risk of offending for the first time. In 2024, the focus is specifically on young women and girls who have been in the criminal justice system or who are at a high risk of entering it.
Amount: up to £80,000

Asda Foundation – U18 Better Starts Grants
Deadline: 24/05/2024
Grants for local organisations in the UK to support a wide range of activities for children under 18 years old to improve their lives and transform the community.
Amount: £400 to £2,000

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust
Deadline: 24/05/2024
Grants are available to large charitable groups and organisations in the UK for projects that further the objectives of the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, particularly those that educate young people in rural areas and the relief of poverty in rural areas.
Amount: £1,000 to £50,000

Poundland Foundation
Deadline: 24/05/2024
Grants are available for local charities and organisations across the UK working to make a difference in their communities.
Amount: £750

Britford Bridge Trust
Deadline: 30/06/2024
Grants are available to UK registered charities involved in the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or the saving of lives; and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science.
Amount: up to £50,000

England funds

Sport England – Movement Fund
Grants and other resources are available for community groups, local sports clubs and grassroots organisations across England with ideas of how to tackle inequalities and help get more people active.
Amount: £300 to £15,000

Youth Endowment Fund – Themed Project Round
Deadline: 24/05/2024
Funding is available for organisations in England and Wales to support themed interventions that aim to prevent children and young people from being affected by or becoming involved in violence.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Racial Equity Grants
Deadline: 30/05/2024
Unrestricted grants are available for small local registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and community interest companies based outside of London who are working with people experiencing economic inequity because of their race or ethnicity.
Amount: £75,000

St Helen’s Farm – Goodness Grants
Deadline: 30/06/2024
A small number of grants are available for non-for-profit organisations and registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales to support projects which are doing good in their local communities.
Amount: up to £5,000

Arnold Clark Community Fund
Deadline: 31/12/2024
Grants are available for UK registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects, including those whose work directly supports those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis, which are embedded in the communities in which Arnold Clark operates in England, Scotland or Wales.
Amount: up to £2,500

Central Social and Recreational Trust
Grants are available for sports clubs and organisations in England to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of disadvantaged children who are under the age of 21 years.
Amount: up to £1,000

North East funds

Outdoor Sport & Play Funding (Former Tynedale Area)
Deadline: 17/05/2024
Grants are available for parish/town councils and non-profit making local groups and organisations to develop and improve children’s play and outdoor sports facilities within the former Tynedale district area.

Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation – Awarding of Grants Fund
Deadline: 17/05/2024
Grants are available to groups and organisations developing community projects for the benefit of Middlesbrough and Teesside residents.
Amount: up to £5,000

Darlington Building Society 5% Pledge Fund
Deadline: 30/05/2024
Grants are available to support the activities of not-for-profit groups in County Durham and the Tees Valley that have an impact in their community, enabling them to continue their work and make vital improvements to their service.
Amount: up to £6,000

Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation – Playschemes Fund
Deadline: 03/06/2024
Grants are available to enable young children from disadvantaged areas in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to attend local summer playschemes during school holidays.
Amount: up to £8,000

Northumberland Community Chest
Deadline: 07/06/2024
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations within Northumberland to help deliver community services and one-off projects that will be valuable to the area.
Amount: up to £5,000

Chronicle Sunshine Fund
Deadline: 06/08/2024
Grants are available for specialist equipment that will benefit children and young people with disabilities (aged up to and including 18 years) and their families in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham.

County Durham Community Foundation – Organisational Sustainability Fund Large Grants
Grants are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations to improve organisational capacity and sustainability across County Durham.
Amount: up to £10,000

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