Research and Information Services

Funding for Sport

Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales
3rd Floor
4 St. Dunstan’s Hill
London EC3R 8UL

The Foundation’s mission is to support and work in partnership with charitable organisations which help people, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled, to play a fuller role in communities throughout England and Wales. The Foundation has supported projects in Wales to enable disabled people to participate in sport, and also funded sports equipment and training.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (the Trust) was established in 1999 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Britain’s coalfield communities. The Trust operates a number of grant schemes available to voluntary and community organisations and to statutory organisations.

Kellogg’s Active Living Community Fund

The fund will make small donations to support activities, projects and organisations that actually promote sustained low cost participation in physical exercise for those people who need it most. Kellogg's will make donations of up to £1000 but will only fund activities or projects where the donation makes a significant impact. For example Kellogg's would consider donating £1000 to a £2000 project but would not consider donating £1000 a £10,000 project. The geographical priority areas for the fund are North West England and the Wrexham area of North Wales. We will not fund activities which take place outside of these areas.

Local Authorities:
Local Authorities are major funders of sport and active recreation. Information about any funding which may be available for local sports projects should be available from the Leisure and Recreation Department.

Governing Bodies of Sport:
Some governing bodies operate their own grant schemes. Information may be available on Governing Body Websites.
Information on funding available from Europe is provided on the Welsh European Funding Office Website:

GRANTfinder provides comprehensive information on the full range of UK and EU financial support provision, including grants, subsidies, loans, venture funding and other incentives.

Grants Online:
A subscription service which gives access to a network of professionals who can provide information about funding opportunities.

Provides useful resources and advice; some of their services are charged for.

The following Sports Council for Wales publication provides advice on obtaining sponsorship:

Another good source of information is the Hollis Sponsorship & Donations Yearbook. This should be available at your local reference library or alternatively a copy is available for consultation at the Sports Council for Wales Information Centre.

Further Information:
CASSON, Dave (2003) The Welsh funding guide, London, Directory of Social Change

EASTWOOD, Nicola (1999) The sports funding guide, 2nd edition, London, Directory of Social Change