Crowdfunder and Sport England have made £3.5million of match funding available (up to £10,000 per project) to support projects which are aiming to create, enhance or redevelop sports facilities. 

The sports facilities must benefit the community with eligible organisations including sports clubs, charities, community, voluntary, and social enterprise sector organisations as well as town or parish councils.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:

  • Local sports clubs,
  • Charities, community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations that deliver sport and/or physical activity in their community, including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports organisations,
  • Town or parish councils delivering activity within their community,
  • Education establishments that provide access for their whole community,

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Individuals or sole traders,
  • For profit businesses or partnerships,
  • Local authorities, excluding town and parish councils,
  • Commercial sport and physical activity providers, e.g. private gyms,
  • Leisure operators operating more than one site.

Pledge Criteria

If your application is approved, you’ll get a match funding offer of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000.

To receive a pledge, you will need to:

1) raise at least 25% of your initial target,

2) raise this from a minimum number of supporters.

Find out more and apply here.

Further details please contact

Eligibility and Pledge Criteria

Grant Criteria

Further Sport England funding

Support from Sport England

It’s not just funds, Crowdfunder and Sport England offer support to help your project succeed.

They host online webinar events which welcome people to crowdfunding and have expert Crowdfunder coaches equipped with advice and top tips.

They run a 24/7 online Help Centre to help answer FAQs in addition to their support and expert coaching team who are on hand to help. Their expert coaches have written easy-to-follow guides to help people succeed, focusing on planning, creating and running a crowdfunding project.

You can also take the online LEARN course to learn and test crowdfunding knowledge.

Learn more here.

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