Grassroots sports clubs underpin all of our successes on the international stage. Without them, elite success simply would not be possible. Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley, Andy Murray and a whole raft of others all started out in grassroots sports clubs. As well as empowering kids and adults alike to take part in sport, they form an essential part of building communities.

Sports clubs could not function without funding. To make sure that your club doesn’t miss out on any of the support it needs, here’s a run-down of just a few of the funding opportunities available at the moment.

Co-Op Local Cause Funding

The Co-Op is providing funding for sports clubs that can demonstrate they benefit the local community and share the Co-Op’s values. Applications are being taken until August 8, and you can apply here.

ASDA Foundation

ASDA has donated millions to a variety of different local causes this year. Use their Eligibility Checker to see if your application fits the criteria and then apply by getting in touch with your local store.

Awards for All England

This Lottery-funded programme issues grants of between £300 and £10,000 to grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. There’s no deadline and you can apply at any time. It is, however, recommended that you apply at least four months before you want your project to be funded.

Boost Charitable Trust

Boost awards small and large grants to organisations who are inspiring disabled and disadvantaged individuals to overcome their challenges through the power of sport. To apply, you’ll need to send an email or letter which explains what you do and why you need funding. You should allow two months for them to get back to you. Find out more here.


GoRaise is a shop-and-fundraise website where you can raise money for your sports club every time you shop online. Simply start with GoRaise whenever you shop online and they will collect a donation from the retailer which in turn goes directly to your club.

Sport England

Sport England has grants of between £300 and £1000 available for not-for-profit organisations that are helping more people to play sport. Click here to find out more.

Torch Trophy Trust

The Torch Trophy Trust awards a limited number of bursaries each year. They are granted to any individuals who want to improve their coaching skills in order to assist their club. Bursaries from the Torch Trophy Trust range between £100 and £1000. You must be under 25 to apply and you must support your application with an official letter of endorsement from a regional or national governing body.

Good luck with your applications!


KUDOS is devoted to supporting people from all backgrounds to take part in grassroots sport.


KUDOS is proud to provide custom made kit to a range of sports clubs nationwide – custom teamwear and custom kit that is built for performance and worn with pride.


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