Find out about the various funding streams available to support the provision of new projects, new inclusive activites, care, training , improved indoor and outdoor facilities that all aim to support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, impairments and chronic health conditions by removing barriers to taking part in sport and physical activity

Adam Millichip Foundation

The Adam Millichip Foundation was founded in November 2010 and has one goal. To provide financial support and assistance to disabled people who wish to participate in sports, with the aim of improving the quality of their lives.

Awards for All

Awards for All gives groups an easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. We want to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. We will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens.

Big Lottery Fund

Reaching Communities funding is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Grants are available from £10,000, upwards and funding can last for up to 5 years. If you think you need more than £500,000 you must call us before you apply to discuss why you believe a larger project is appropriate. There is no upper limit for total project costs.

Boost Charitable Trust

Boost Charitable Trust was created in 2005 to Build On Over-looked Sporting Talent, to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.

Cash 4 Clubs

Sport in the community is about local people, local facilities, local groups and organisations working together to provide opportunities to enjoy sport. Betfair and SportsAid recognise the importance of community sport, so Cash 4 Clubs has been set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country.

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.

Disability Table Grant Scheme- Table Tennis Engalnd

Table Tennis England has launched the Disability Table Grant Scheme to help more disabled people get into table tennis! The initiative gives the opportunity to organisations or charities which work with people with disabilities or impairments to purchase a table tennis table at a subsidised rate, with prices starting from £160. Funding for the scheme comes from Sport England. It works on an application basis.Applicants should work with over-16s. Please note, replacement of worn tables is not covered by the scheme. Each successful application also receives a resource pack including 10 bats, 12 balls, a ladder board and knockout cup posters. Delivery and installation is included. For more Information email Michaela Clarke or telephone 01908 208883.

Get Kids Going

Not only does Get Kids Going! focus on helping disabled young athletes but it also helps to provide manual wheelchairs for children to use every day; at home, at school, and to enable them to play with their friends. These are our wonderful athletes of the future! We believe that all disabled children and young people should receive the right equipment to get them going!

Hedley Foundation

The main objective of the Trustees' grant-making is to assist and encourage development and change. It follows that most grants will be of capital or one-off nature, but the Trustees sometimes agree to help fund the introduction of new and innovative projects with a series of up to 3 annual grants. Few grants exceed £5,000 and most of them go to charities where they can make an impact. We do not support large or national appeals.

Level Water - Getting disabled kids swimming

Level Water is offering free swimming lessons for disabled children who are aged 4 to 11 with a physical and who cannot swim ten metres. Please note we do not currently work with children who have a bahvioural, social or learning difficultly. Level Water provides small group and one-to-one lessons until they are ready to join a mainstream class or competitive club. HOW DOES IT WORK? We work in partnership with Everyone Active at the Horfield and Hembury pools. Their teachers receive specialist disability training from the Amateur Swimming Association. They will then deliver your lessons as normal, but we cover the cost until your child is ready to move on. To apply for free swimming lessions please email with your child's home postcode, age and disability. You will then receive a full application form to complete. If we can provide funding, the pool will contact you directly to book your lessons.

Peter Harrison Foundation

This Programme is a nationwide one and applications are accepted from charities throughout the United Kingdom. The Trustees wish to support sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.

Quartet Community Foundation

As one of the longest-established community foundations in the UK, we have the expertise and local knowledge to help donors support the local causes and charities they care about and make an impact through their giving. We identify issues of importance to our donors and award grants on their behalf to community charities and voluntary groups making a real difference to people’s lives across the West of England.

Richard Overall Trust

The Richard Overall Trust has helped and will continue to help young disabled persons with financial support to enjoy and progress in their chosen sport. The Trust supports requests from Individuals. Groups, Family and Carers who are British Citizens without regard to Creed, Culture or Race. The Trust's aim is to assist youngsters with funding to facilitate their participation, attendance or the purchase of equipment for sporting events and activities.

Somerset FA Disability Football Fund

Somerset FA is pleased to announce that after a successful Year 1 & 2, we have secured Year 3 funding to continue to develop disability football within the County. For Year 3 we have allocated an identified amount (up to £750) to enable open applications from organisations/community groups in Somerset to apply to help develop and increase disability provision. Criteria for applications - The grants must be used to deliver 'new' disability activity & applications should not exceed £750 - The application must show long term sustainability and how this will be achieved. - The format of football can be flexible i.e. 5 a side, wheelchair football, walking football etc. - The target age group for delivery is 14+ (male and/or female) Who can apply? - Applications must be made through an organisation/community group/football club and state the individual(s) within the club that will be leading on this project. - All applications require a supporting statement, as the funding will be provided to priority areas of the county and development. - Any community groups/organisations within Somerset; North Somerset; Bath and North East Somerset & South Bristol. The funding window will open on Friday 7th August 2015 and close on Friday 4th September 2015 and Somerset FA will confirm if your application will confirm if your application is successful or unsuccessful by Friday 18th September. For more information or to discuss the application form please contact Aaron Clements on 01458 832359 or email

South West Water

We are an intrinsic part of the community we serve, and we support our region in a wide variety of ways with expertise, time, skills and financial support.


Sportivate is a nationwide campaign that is capturing the excitement generated via the London 2012 Games by providing opportunities for teenagers and young adults (aged 11-25) to receive coaching in a sport of their choice and guide them into regular participation within their community.

Sports Foundation for the Disabled

We support physically disabled individuals and groups from South West England and Wales to access funding up to the value of £1,000. This funding must contribute towards sporting activities, sporting equipment, or costs towards achieving a physical challenge

St James’s Place Foundation

St. James’s Place Foundation is a grant-making charity with a difference. The vast majority of funds raised come from fundraising or generous donations made by the Partners and employees of St. James’s Place each year, these funds are then matched pound for pound by the company. Over the last 22 years the St. James’s Place community has raised and distributed in excess of £34 million to good causes.

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a grant making registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field. Learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities), and autism are our priorities for funding. We consider projects for children or adults. We do not give grants for research into or care of people with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).

The Children Today Charitable Trust

Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need. Often children and young people with disabilities remain excluded from a lifestyle which other people may take for granted. They want to join in and take part in the same sorts of activities, within their capabilities, as other children. They want to gain more independence from their parents as they get older, but are often prevented from doing so.

The Sobell Foundation

The Sobell Foundation was established by the late Sir Michael Sobell in 1977 for general charitable purposes and is a grant-making trust with which he was actively involved until shortly before his death in 1993. The deed of charitable trust, under which the Sobell Foundation was formed, is not specific about the objects of the Trust and allows the Trustees absolute discretion to apply funds for general charitable purposes. We are not involved in fund raising and rely upon income from our investments to make grants. Grants tend to be made in line with the founder’s interests which are principally causes benefiting children, the sick, elderly, needy and disabled. The Trustees aim to achieve a reasonable spread between Jewish charities (operating principally in the U.K. and Israel) and non-Jewish charities operating in the UK.

Wesport Funding Portal

Our free to use funding search facility enables you to search through thousands of grants and loans that could help you. We ask you some basic questions about your organisation and then list the funding for which you may be eligible. The information you search is updated daily by a team of Idox researchers, is fully comprehensive and completely free to use.

Wheel Power – Wheel Appeal

At WheelPower we are passionate about sport and dedicated to providing opportunities for disabled people to live healthy active lifestyles. To date the Wheel Appeal has provided over 600 new sports wheelchairs to individuals, clubs and groups. The Wheel Appeal provides 'standard' manual sports wheelchair or grants towards 'bespoke' sports wheelchairs for individuals or to clubs/organisations who are working in partnership with WheelPower.

Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon is the UK's leading grant-making charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled children and young people through rugby. We are one of the country's largest funders of respite and medical treatment centres, sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds, sports activity areas and community based programmes in the UK.
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