Sport England is the national development agency for sport and a good starting point in the search for funding.
Sport England's Small Grants Programme
Sport England's Small Grants Programme will fund work that supports recognised sports with a clear sporting outcome to grow and sustain themselves. Their list of recognised sports currently includes 36 sports, but is increasing all the time, so it is worth phoning them to ask if they can fund your sport. Sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, local authorities and education establishments can apply. You can apply for between £300 and £10,000. They will fund things like the purchase of sports equipment, getting more coaches qualified and running coaching activities. For more information phone 08458 508508.
If you are looking for funding or advice to set up a new sports club or provide additional sporting/ exercise based activities in East Devon contact Active Devon. You can also search their online database of funding for sports and other physical activities.
Devon Funding News
Devon Funding News has a full supplement on funders for sports.
Tax breaks for Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs)
As a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), you can take advantage of tax breaks.
Comic Relief- Local Communities in Devon
Comic Relief - Local Communities in Devon has funding available of up to £10,000 for sports or community projects in Devon that empower local people and enable them to create lasting change in their communities. Residents associations, community centres, social enterprises, community interest companies and credit unions are eligible to apply. For more information phone 01884 235887.
The Boost Charitable Trust
The Boost Charitable Trust aims to assist disabled and disadvantaged sportsmen, women and children. For more information phone 020 7078 1955.
The Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Foundation
Grants of about £500 from The Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Foundation are available for recreation and leisure support for smaller registered charities where this limited grant would be of real value. Many successful support schemes are funded for a number of years. For more information call 01189 524700.
South West Water
South West Water have grants of between £50 and £1,000 available to support charitable organisations who are working to improve communities through sport, cultural, educational, social or environmental activities.
The Caudwell Children Charity and Barclays Wealth
The Caudwell Children Charity and Barclays Wealth have launched a programme to fund adapted sports equipment for gifted and talented disabled children to participate in competitive sport. They will provide the equipment itself rather than the money. For more information phone 0845 3001348.
The Peter Harrison Foundation
Grants are available to registered charities from The Peter Harrison Foundation. The charities must wish to support sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. Grants will often be one-off grants for capital projects. For more information phone 01737 228000.
The Rowing Foundation
The Rowing Foundation has funding available to community groups and organisations who aid and support young people (under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages through participation in sport and games, particularly water sports. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0208 878 3273.
Heart Research UK
Grants of up to £10,000 are available from Heart Research UK to support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease. Community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers can apply. For more information visit phone 0113 234 7474.
The Torch Trophy Trust
The Torch Trophy Trust provides funding to help volunteers improve their skills as coaches or officials in youth sport and sport for the disabled. A bursary will cover 50 per cent of the costs up to £1,000.