Funding opportunities

  • The Magic Little Grants Fund provides very small grants (£250 or £500) to deliver physical activities. Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities. For example, this could include: facilities hire, kit & equipment, coaching qualifications or other volunteer expenses. The fund is open until 31 October, to charitable organisations with an annual income of under £50,000 and priority to those under £20,000. To access the fund you must complete Localgiving’s registration process. Click here.
  • Healthy Heart grants – Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants are offering grants of up to £10,000. They are looking for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in your community. Deadline 1 September. Click here.
  • Inter Faith Youth Trust small grants – Grants of up to £500 are available for inter faith activities undertaken by children and young people (11-25) connected with Inter Faith Week, 12-19 November. Priority will be given to non-statutory organisations. Deadline 15 September. Click here.
  • The Inman Charity distributes £300,000 each year in grants of mostly £3,000 – £5,000. It supports registered charities in the following areas:
  • medical research
  • care of the elderly
  • general welfare
  • hospices
  • the deaf and blind
  • care of the physically & mentally disabled
  • the armed forces

The next deadline is 31 August – full details can be found at

  • BBC Children in Need – The small grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for up to £10,000. They give grants for 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

Deadline 1 September. Click here.

  • The Kelly Family Trust funds registered charities whose activities involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems. Grants are normally between £1,000 and £5,000. Deadline 1 September. Click here.
  • Tennis anyone? – The Lawn Tennis Association have two schemes to help tennis clubs improve their facilities. Click here.
  • Peter Cruddas Foundation gives to registered charities helping disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. Deadline 1 September. Click here.
  • Tender Opportunity – NHS Bedfordshire and Luton CCGs – Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Market Engagement. Click here.