Finding Funding

Wednesday 13th March 2019


Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is committed to helping everyone become more active, more often; highlighting that it is vital to support all in understanding and being aware of the financial need and climate to reach this goal.

This is the first of a monthly snippet of current funding streams as well as our tips and guidance of how to tackle an application to meet your organisations needs and desires.

I hope you find this useful and keep an eye out throughout 2019 for further funding updates!




People’s Health Trust: Active Communities Funding is now open in Staffordshire

Amount available: £5,000 to £50,000 for up to 2 years

Deadline: 3rd April 2019

Suitable for: Constituted, non-for-profit organisations or groups that supports people to create or shape local projects

Description: People’s Health Trust’s new Active Communities Funding Programme aims to support local people to use their skills and knowledge to make their communities better places in which to grow, live, work and age.


Football Foundation’s ‘Grow the Game’ Funding aiming to inspire women and girls and the disabled

Amount Available: Up to £1,500

Deadline: 28th March 2019

Suitable for: Clubs, local authorities and community-based organisations (including charities)

Description: The Football Foundation’s ‘Grow the Game’ scheme is open to provide grants for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by The FA. The focus of this funding stream is to support the set-up of women & girls and disability teams with a focus on creating a lasting legacy for these groups specifically.


Bowls Development Alliance’s ‘Play Bowls’ scheme to help clubs to grow and inspire participation

Amount Available: £250

Deadline: 30th April 2019

Suitable for: Clubs affiliated to Bowls England or EIBA Ltd.

Description: The ‘Play Bowls’ scheme aims to provide clubs with the necessary financial and non-financial support to continue to grow and sustain the number of people playing bowls within their facilities. Delivery is specifically structured and highlighted by the BDA; delivery of a Play Bowls Day (Open Day) followed by 4 x Play Bowls 4 Fun sessions, which are an informal, relaxed, coaching sessions with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.


Success Stories


At Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, we want to celebrate the successes of local clubs, groups, charities and individuals in receiving funding for worth-while causes.

Have you recently been successful in an application for funding? Maybe, you want to celebrate the benefit that a funded project has had on an individual or group through sport and physical activity? If so, let us know and we can include your stories in our next ‘Success Stories’ bulletin!

Please contact:

David Richards
Communities and Insight Officer
07800 619693


Tip of the Month!


Always read the guidance notes!

Applying for funding can be a daunting task at times with so many applications seemingly complex. Many funders will want to know various details about the project and the organisation before submitting an application which can be often hard-work and time-consuming.

Before embarking on an application, our advice for this month is always read the accompanied guidance notes to ensure that you are eligible to apply, become aware to any relevant project timelines and understanding the monitoring and evaluation process.

Doing this will help to avoid disappointment and increase your chances of being successful!

For further tips and guidance, please visit our funding page here.


For more info…


This only provides a snap-shot of the different funding streams that can be accessed for sport and physical activity initiatives and projects.

Please follow the link to our funding page here for more useful hints and tips as well as more funding streams that you can access.


For further information, please contact:

David Richards
Communities and Insight Officer
07800 619693