Does your club or group have a new project in mind to increase participation or are you looking to develop your workforce or facility?

See below a list and information on grant aid funding bodies.

The Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network are happy to support any affiliated clubs or groups through the grant application process please contact –

Viridor Credits

On the Viridor Credits website you can apply for funding, manage your applications or keep up to date with latest news and tweets from Viridor Credits.

Visit the website here:

The Running Bee Foundation

The Running Bee Foundation make grants of between £500 and £5,000 to assist Tameside community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in the development and delivery of projects that promote adult health and wellbeing, and/or help counter the growing incidence of obesity among children and young people.

We will strive wherever possible to match grant recipients with mentors able to share their skills, knowledge and experience for project benefit, and help facilitate impact assessment, reporting and succession planning in the interests of maintaining positive momentum after our initial grant is committed and spent-up.

To look at what grants are available, visit:

Questions in relation to our grant application, assessment and award process can be directed to:

Tesco Bags of Help Grants

Since our Bags of Help programme began in 2016, we have supported over 27,000 projects with more than £80 million in community grants. Tesco Bags of Help will be open for new applications from early January 2020 and community groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,000.

Tesco Bags of Help funds local projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their community. Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork.

How does Bags of Help work?

Bags of Help is always open for applications from charities and community organisations. Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible.

In areas where application numbers are high, Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores, with projects changing every other month.

Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £2,000, second place receiving up to £1,000 and third place up to £500.

For more information, visit: or contact your local Tesco store.

Sport England Funding

What funding can Sport England offer your club or group?

National Funding

Sport England offer a range of funding to support project funding, diversifying the volunteer workforce and improving community assets;

If you’re unsure if the funding is right for you, take a look at their FAQ’s:

Methods to generate your own funds

There are many other ways in which you can generate funds to cover a wide range of needs.

Self Generation Funding

Can you self-generate funding for your club or group?

Methods to generate your own funds

There are many other ways in which you can generate funds to cover a wide range of needs.

Sport England crowdfunding information:

Sport England other sources of funding information:

ScrewFix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2013. We have a clear purpose of raising funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need throughout the UK. How do we raise money? We raise funds throughout the year to support causes that will change people’s lives. We work with both national and local charities, donating much needed funds to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities.

Screwfix Foundation facts
The Screwfix Foundation currently offers local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding of up to £5,000. All applications are reviewed individually by our team on a quarterly basis, the review dates are in February, May, August and November. All successful applications will be contacted by post, email or phone to arrange the next step. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted within one month of the review meeting. If on the first instance an application is unsuccessful, we welcome any future applications charities may wish to make.

Before applying for The Screwfix Foundation funding, please ensure your charity:

  • Is a registered charity or not for profit organisation.
  • Is helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage in the UK.
  • Is looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.

Manchester FA Funding Support

Manchester FA I has announced that it has launched the first Fund4Football window for the 2019/19 season.

Fund4Football provides Manchester FA members the opportunity to apply for funding to support a range of opportunities.

For the 2019/20 season Fund4Football will be changing to diversify the impact that the initiative has on grassroots football.

For more information, visit:

Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs).  EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 5.3%) against their landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.

Since its inception in 1996, over £1.6 billion has been spent on more than 56,000 projects across the UK.  For further information please visit Entrust’s website or see HMRC’s guide to landfill tax.

For more information and how to apply, visit:

Jigsaw Foundation Funding

What funding can the Jigsaw foundation offer your club or group?

Jigsaw Foundation is an exciting new fund to support local projects run by charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and partner agencies. It replaces our former GREAT Neighbourhoods fund and Breathe Investment Grants.

Applications are open with funding up to £25,000 voted on by tenants through our Jigsaw Rewards surveys. Entries over this amount will be approved by the Jigsaw Homes Group’s Executive team. Applications will also be assessed alongside Jigsaw Group’s new neighbourhood plans.

Jigsaw Foundation supports Jigsaw Group’s vision of ‘We want everyone to live successfully in a home they can afford’ and mission of ‘Creating homes. Building lives.’

Who can apply?

Applications can be made by residents and/or any of the groups mentioned above. Projects must demonstrate that they make a difference to people’s lives and communities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health and wellbeing and social inclusion
  • Employment, individual capacity building, enterprise and training
  • Environmental improvement
  • Sustaining tenancies
  • Financial and digital inclusion

For more information visit: or call: 0300 111 1122.

Heart of the Community Fund – Virgin Money


Virgin Money Foundation are on a mission to support community regeneration by backing people who can make big changes happen locally. Funds can be used to buy materials and equipment, make improvements to a community building or sports facility, clean up an area of wasteland or support an event. The money could also pay for staff to run an activity.

Who can apply?

Virgin Money Foundation love helping local communities thrive – and they’d love to see applications from community organisations working at the heart of Manchester. There is a voting unit in the Manchester Lounge and the awards will go to the community organisations with the most votes from Virgin Money customers and Lounge members. Virgin Money Foundation would love to support projects run by smaller local community organisations. That means annual running costs of less than £500,000. Organisations working in the parts of the City that need money the most, with strong local roots and benefiting the wider community are invited to apply.

Grant Amount

Every three months, Virgin Money Foundation give three local community organisations the chance to win £2,000 – with awards of £1,000 and £500 for the runners-up.

Application Process

Via the website:

Deadline: Rolling programme every three months.

Greater Sport Satellite Clubs

Greater Sport Satellite Clubs:

Satellite clubs provide opportunities for 14-19 year olds to take part regularly in physical activity and sport through the creation of enjoyable, convenient club opportunities that are designed around their needs and provide a positive experience of being active.

At Greater Sport, we know that many children and young people in our region are failing to meet the activity level targets set by the Chief Medical Officer. Both in and out of school, Greater Manchester reports higher inactivity levels than national expectations.

The figures are concerning. But we know they can be changed.

One way to make an impact is through the satellite clubs initiative. Satellite clubs provide young people with opportunities that they may not otherwise have to get actively involved in, and more engaged with, sport. They’re designed around their needs and motivations, making it easy for them to develop regular activity habits that they enjoy.

Who benefits from satellite clubs?

At Greater Sport, we know it’s crucial that everyone across Greater Manchester has the opportunity to increase their activity levels. However, our research has shown us that certain groups of people are in need of additional support.

New satellite clubs, therefore, must be focussed on young people aged 14-19. They should be targeted at helping these young people to become active or to build regular activity habits, and/or at under-represented groups in sport. For Greater Manchester, we know that these groups are:

  • Black and minority ethnicities
  • Disadvantaged communities (low socio-economic status)
  • LGBT community
  • Those with mental health conditions
  • College/Sixth form transition students
  • Women and girls
  • Disability groups (both physical and mental)

For further details please contact Francesca Speakman Senior Officer (Start and Develop Well), email: or call: 07881 900384.


As well as catering to these specific groups, activity provided through satellite clubs must also meet additional requirements. It should aim to achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of delivering moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity. It must be linked to, or developed into, a regular sport and/or physical activity opportunity. It should support young people at points of disruption in their lives, and be led by the young people themselves (by including them in decisions and design). Finally, of course, appropriate safeguarding standards must be in place.

How do satellite clubs make a difference?

Encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle for children and young people in Greater Manchester is imperative. Our goal is to decrease inactivity levels across our region, and the two key objectives of satellite clubs help us to achieve this:

1) Providing positive experiences
At GreaterSport, we understand that inactivity levels in young people are often due to lack of confidence or enjoyment. Satellite clubs aim to change this. Building active partnerships with clubs, activity deliverers and other providers, we can create fun, enjoyable experiences for young people. They reduce negativity by developing confidence and a positive attitude to sports and physical activities.
2) Behaviour changes
It’s vital that physical activity becomes an integral part of day-to-day life. Satellite clubs help create regular activity habits among young people, especially those from groups under-represented in sport. They support them at points of disruption, too, when attitudes to, and engagement in, sport and physical activity often change.

How can you get involved?
We’ve prepared a satellite clubs guidance document, within which you’ll find more information about requirements, funding and the ways in which you can get involved.

Once you’ve decided it’s right for you, there’s an application form and a link to tell us your story. That way, we’ll know more about you and quickly discover the best ways to support you. All of these documents are available to download at the top of this page.

Please send your completed information to:

If you need further support, please contact Francesca Speakman. We’ll be happy to put you in touch with your local club link maker.

We’re proudly using our knowledge and connections to support this Sport England programme, funded by The National Lottery. Working with you, we’ll help Greater Manchester’s young people develop confidence, encourage teamwork and grow their self-esteem.

Football Foundation Funding

The Football Foundation Facilities Fund 

Aims/priorities: Grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation. This fund gives grants for projects that:

  • Improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities
  • Sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background, age or ability. 
  • Help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport. 

Who can apply? Applications welcomed from football clubs, professional clubs’, community trysts, multi-sports clubs, local authorities, all educational establishments, registered charitable organisations, not for profit companies limited by guarantee, industrial and provident societies and unincorporated and not for profit organisations. All applications must have security of tenure either be freehold or leasehold. A minimum of 25 years’ security of tenure is required by leasehold. 

Grant amount: Maximum of £500,000. 

For further information, please visit:

Club Together Now – Free Fundraising Website for Sports Clubs

Club Together Now is a free fundraising website for sports clubs

We know how hard it is financially for sports clubs, which is why we started Club Together Now. It’s an easy way to raise extra funds for your club/team without costing anyone time or money.

Follow this link for further information and connect your members to the website, so when they spend, the club earns!

Big Lottery Funding

What funding can the Big Lottery Community fund offer your club or group?

National Lottery Awards for All

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. 

We will fund organisations with great projects or ideas that:

Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Action Together

What funding can Action Together offer your club or group?

Action Together can help your organisation secure the right resources to meet the needs of local communities across Tameside. They can help you work on your plans, identify funding sources, and support you with successful funding applications.

Community Wellbeing Investment Programme

To deliver all this they need to invest in building the capacity of local groups and their activities. They want ideas that will make a difference, and know that local VCFSE groups have great ideas and are the experts in ‘non-medical’ support, so are investing in a programme as part of their Community Wellbeing programme to do this. Groups can apply for different tiers of investment, up to £10,000 and between £10,001 and £25,000 by application, as well as larger awards for areas of support they identify and participatory budgeting opportunities later in the year.The investment monies available will be just over £1million over the next two years.

This investment is open to all local VCFSE groups that are members of Action Together CIO (becoming a member is simple, free and support is available to help you). They will support good ideas that meet the following Community Wellbeing Investment Priorities:

  • Improve wellbeing, and health of people with long term health conditions
  • Reduce social isolation (lack of contact with people and society)
  • Reduce loneliness (emotional response to a lack of connection or communication with people)
  • Create mutually beneficial networks of support and resilience (including carers)
  • Support people with low mood, low self-esteem / loss of confidence
  • Support place-based working that improves lives in local communities

Community Wellbeing Alliance Micro Grant, of up to £1,000 to support Tameside and Glossop based VCFSE groups that want to develop engagement activities that promote Community Wellbeing.

For further information, please visit: or contact Action Together on: 0161 339 2345.

Asda Foundation

Please follow the link below for details of the fundraising priorities and exclusions. If you then feel you could apply then complete the Eligibility Checker to ensure your application fits within the Asda Foundation guidelines – it’s quick and simple.

If your application fits the Asda Foundation guidelines, applying could not be simpler, please contact your local store and speak to the Asda Community Champion to see if this is something they would like to be involved with and support.

The Asda Foundation receives thousands of application locally, so unfortunately they are unable to support them all, but this could be an opportunity to be nominated on the Green Token Giving Programme.

For more information, visit: