Grants are available for grassroots sports clubs to deliver activities within local communities across the UK. A total fund of £60,000 is available with grants of up to £ 4,000 available. This fund aims to support and promote grassroots sport within local communities by supporting people and projects that run sports activities that positively impact the local community and would tangibly benefit from funding in the short-term.

Individuals may nominate a sports club or organisation to receive a cash grant to continue delivering sports activities. Nominations are restricted to one per person.


Community groups and other informal groups.
Registered charities.
Social enterprises.
Community amateur sports clubs (CASCs).
Community interest companies (CICs).
Co-operative societies.
Other organisations may be considered if they can demonstrate that any funding awarded will be used exclusively for charitable purposes for the public benefit.

Priority will be given to organisations that can demonstrate how their sports club or project benefits members of the local community.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is intended for sports activities that have a positive impact on the club and/or the surrounding community.

Funding can be used to cover costs associated with delivering activities in local communities, such as equipment, tools, and other materials.

Examples of projects that have previously received funding include:

Renovations of a club’s facilities making them more inclusive and accessible.
Coaching qualifications and referee courses.
Coaching costs of running existing programmes or new sessions.
New equipment and kit.
The project beneficiaries must be aged 18 and over.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2023. Guidance notes and the online nomination form are available from the Greene King website.

Successful projects will be announced within one month of the closing date.

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