This page summarises a number of funding opportunities that could help organisations who are looking to deliver sporting, physical activity and healthy living projects here in the West of England. The funding landscape is continually changing with funding streams opening and closing, therefore we have focused the information below on those that are highly relevant to sport and physical activity and those without a short term fixed closing date or deadline.

We will often share details of short term funding opportunities on our social media pages: 

Twitter- @WesportAP

Facebook- @WesportAP


Local CVS Organisations with funding opportunities listed on their websites:

Latest Funding Opportunities

Please note, many current funding opportunities have temporarily changed their focus and are funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Support is available to individuals or organisations that run activities that inspire people to lead an active life.

The support is for people that make it happen – they run the sessions, they coach the participants, they inspire people to join in.

We will try to help with whatever is stopping that session happening or holding it back.  Let us help kick start a new activity.  Click here to find out more

Satellite Clubs

Funding is available to organisations for 2 years to deliver Satellite Clubs to young people aged 14-19 in the community.

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Funding awarded to projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties, living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

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Reaching Communities – Big Lottery

This funds projects that can help improve communities and the lives of people most in need. A community can be people living in a local area or those with similar interests or needs.

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QCF run an ‘Express Grants Programme’. To be eligible your work/activity must benefit people who are disadvantaged. The beneficiaries may be disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. Express Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

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Please note this fund is temporarily closed

Uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport.

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Offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.

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Sport England has launched a new £16.5 million fund to give additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during COVID-19. The fund, which is now open for applicants is made up of three parts; Small Grants, Community Asset Fund and Active Together.

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