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 –

Equipment Bursary Fund

What is the Equipment Bursary Fund?

There are over 9,554 young people in Tameside who receive benefit related free school meals; the main aim of the Equipment Bursary Fund programme is to engage with these young people/families and to remove barriers to participation.

The Equipment Bursary Fund will support young people aged 5-16 years to purchase personal sports/activity equipment – which will enable them to participate in their chosen sport or physical activity – up to, but not more than, the value of £50.00.

Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Who can apply to the Equipment Bursary Fund?

The Equipment Bursary Fund is for young people who are members of a Tameside sports club/physical activity group and are residents in Tameside. All young people must also be in receipt of FREE school meals.

The club or group applying on behalf of the young person must be an affiliated member of the Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network – affiliated clubs and groups can be found here.

How much can you apply for from the Equipment Bursary Fund?

Each club or group can apply to the fund for up to a maximum of £50.00 per individual application.

Each application must evidence what the grant will be used to purchase (e.g. a print out or email link for the equipment that is to be purchased).

How to apply

Please download the form here or email:

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.

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.

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:

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.

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: