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At Active Surrey, we offer funding advice to sports clubs, individual athletes, coaches, local authorities, etc. Contact us if you would like us to help you. A Local Funding Advisor can also help with your enquiry.

Active Surrey Funding Guide

This guide is a database of some of the most popular funding sources in sport. 

Active Surrey Funding Guide

Active Surrey Funding Advice and Tips

ECB Small Grants

Cricket Clubs in Surrey can apply to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the Small Grants Scheme during 2016. This will fund covers and associated items such as water hogs - Get the Game On, social areas, energy/water consumption, and flood defence measures. Please note, clubs who received funding in 2015 will not be eligible to reapply in 2016. For more information, click here.

Eagle Radio Grants

Eagle Radio offers grants of up to £500 to individuals and non-profit making organisations to improve people’s lives in 96.4 Eagle Radio broadcast area. For more info visit the Eagle Radio website.

Elite Funding

Elite is Active Surrey's talented athlete support scheme that proudly assists local young athletes prepare for future Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Click here for further information.

Latest funding opportunities

Elaine and Angus Lloyd Charitable Trust Funding

Elaine and Angus Lloyd Charitable Trust Funding is at the Trustees' discretion. Average grants range from £1,000 to £3,500, although grants of up to £20,000 were given out in 2015. The Elaine and Angus Lloyd Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in Kent and Surrey. Grants are intended to support general charitable activities in the areas of advancement of health or saving of lives, disability, and people with disabilities. Applications can be made at any time. For more information, please contact Ross Wyndham Badger on 0207 930 7797, or email ross.badger@hhllp.co.uk.

Postcode Community Trust

From 5 to 28 January 2016, grassroots organisations that seek to effect positive change within their local area can apply for between £500 and £2,000 while charities can apply for up £20,000. The Trust is looking to fund projects, which have a clear charitable purpose and show visible results within 12 months of receipt of a grant payment. The project must demonstrate there is a sustainable impact. For more information, click here

Please note that sports clubs who are looking for funding for sports kit or equipment are not eligible to apply for this funding and should instead look for the Postcode Community Trust community sports kit programme, which is expected to open in February 2016.

Surrey Playing Fields

Clubs from the area normally covered by Surrey Playing Fields may:

(1) nominate a talented sports person (11-18 years of age) on an elite pathway, who would benefit from an SPF Athlete Bursary to cover the essential costs associated with training or competing in their chosen sport, which would not otherwise be affordable. Grants will not exceed £250;

(2) apply for Coach Bursary to assist one of their young coaches (14-18 years of age) who are in need of financial support to attend a recognised course to develop their coaching skills. The highest level of grant will be 50% of the cost of an appropriate course with a maximum of £250. The sponsoring sports club, or another funding agency, will be expected to fund the remainder.

For more information and to apply, visit Surrey Playing Fields.

Parks For People Grants

With the support of The Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, the Parks for People programme provides grants of between £100,000 and £5million to restore and rejuvenate historic parks and cemeteries. Organisations can apply for funding for projects that involve the community in the running of the park. aim to repair heritage features, open new facilities and run volunteering and activity programmes including physical activity.
Applications for the next round of Parks for People funding are now open until 29 February 2016. For more information click here

SITA Trust’s Funding Programmes for 2015-16

SITA Trust provides funding for physical improvements to community leisure amenities through the Landfill Communities Fund. Not for profit organisations including sports clubs, charities, local authorities and councils can apply for projects that make physical improvements to community leisure facilities and historic buildings/structures. There are two funds available - Primary Fund: grants of up to £50,000 and Smaller Projects Fund: grants of up to £20,000. The next application deadline is 25 January 2016.

The London Marathon Charitable Trust

The new online application process has been announced for two funding programmes:
• Small Capital Grants -- £5,000 to £19,999
• Major Capital Grants -- £20,000 to £150,000
which will support high-quality, accessible and affordable facilities for sport and physical activity in Surrey and other places. The LMCT is looking for innovative projects that encourage people to get up off their couches and to get active. Both programmes now have a rolling application process. Small and large grants are considered quarterly. For more information visit The London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Persimmon Homes Community Champions Fund

Community organisations such as sports clubs and charities can apply for funding of up to £1,000. The amount applied for has to be match-funded. The application process is straightforward with a requirement to describe the project and how the match funding has been raised. For more information and online application visit Persimmon Homes.

Small Grants

This fund is open all year round and helps to get more people active, with priority given to 14-25 year olds. Awards are offered to not-for-profit organisations and range from £300 - £10,000 for sports activities, coaching qualifications or non-fixed equipment.

Small Grants

Waverley Fundraising

Community groups and organisations in Waverley can now access a new website, Waverley 4 Community, which has information about funding available.

Visit Waverley 4 Community


Funding Central, a free smart guide to over 4,000 grants, offers you the chance to search yourself for the most appropriate funding stream for your project, click here.

Good News Stories

If you have any funding news stories or funding opportunities you think we should promote, please contact lawrie.baker@surreycc.gov.uk