Sportivate is a £32 million national project that aims to get more 14-25's regularly participating in sporting activities. 

Sport Nottinghamshire will be coordinating Sportivate in Nottinghamshire and will be investing approx £160,000 per year between April 2011 and March 2015. 

We will be looking to support and develop projects that will engage with and stimulate 14-25 year olds who don’t currently participate in sport or exercise.  We are expecting to fund a wide range of activities across the county, targeting all sections of the community.

The funding available can help pay for coaches, equipment, venue costs, marketing or coach education.

Sportivate will fund 6 sessions after which there must be an opportunity for participants to continue with the activity.


Community Activation Fund

The Community Sport Activation Fund is a £40 million Lottery revenue fund developed to support grassroots activity at a very local level.

The Fund was designed in response to demand and will aim to unlock potential and resources. We will not prescribe how projects will deliver but will invest in what works best in different areas, based on local evidence.


Community Sports Fund

The application form is all online and you will need to complete it all in one. Make sure that you have the information ready.


The Community Sports Fund (CSF) is a grant aid scheme aimed at helping local sports clubs and organisations by supporting projects that encourage additional people to get involved in sport, or retain those who would otherwise cease to be involved.

Scope of the Award

The award is a maximum of £1,500 for Clubmark clubs (£1,000 for other organisations and clubs that have not achieved Clubmark) and only one application will be considered in any financial year. The minimum amount that can be applied for is £500.

Awards will be made to successful applicants to help with costs such as coaching fees, facility hire, equipment costs and publicity costs. This must be spent within 12 months of the project start date

(which must not be before 1st February 2014).

Council grants available for the community

Community groups and organisations in Ashfield may be able to benefit from funding through Ashfield District Council.

 In recent years, the Council had an annual grant aid application process and also a grant through local Councillors for smaller grant giving. 

 In order to make the process simpler and more accessible to the community, it was recently agreed that each area of Ashfield would be given its own allocation of funding and that it would be available throughout the year. 

 Groups that might wish to ask several Ward Councillors to support bids across geographical areas and/or for the wider District will still need to apply using the same application form making it clear who they are applying to with a covering letter and internally we will co-ordinate, circulate and administer the application on the Group’s behalf to obtain support and signatures as necessary.  

Aplications form £500 and under

 Aplication form over £500


The Sport England Small Grants


The Sport England Small Grants Programme uses Lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more young people (aged 14+) and adults take and keep a sporting habit for life.


Nottinghamshire Community Foundation/Sport Relief 


TOP Tips when applying for funding

Please see link below to the sport nottinghamshire website and some great tips for completing funding bids.  The link also provides case studies and a funding search


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