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Funding Opportunities

There are a number of grants and Funding opportunities available subject to the project you are working on. We have compiled a short list of schemes available and links to the relevant websites.

Awards for All

This scheme offers small grants of between £300 to £10,000.

Awards for All fund projects that help provide positive outcomes for not for profit groups including parish or town councils, schools or health bodies.

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This scheme offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000

Biffaward fund projects such as parks and play areas which when transformed can benefit the local community. The main criteria is that the projects site is within 10miles of a Biffa operation so enter your postcode to find out if your organisation is eligible.

For more information visit: :

You can apply for this scheme online at:


The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundations Grant Scheme for Learning off grants of between £1,000 and £50,000.

This schemes key support area includes schools which cater for special educational needs. However they will not generally support private schools.

For more information visit:

Click on the following link to find out more about the application process:


The National Lottery

This scheme offers grants of up to £10,000

For every £2 that is spent on the National Lottery, 54 pence goes to good causes which include the arts, charities and voluntary groups, heritage, health, education,  the environment and sports.

For more information visit:

You can apply for this scheme by filling in the search form to finding the relevant funding:


Sport England Small Grants Scheme

Sports England Offer grants from £300 to £10,000

This supports local community sports projects which seek to increase participation or develop opportunities for people to excel in their chosen sport.

For more information visit:

You can apply online for this scheme here:


Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund offer grants from £3,000 to over £5million.

Heritage fund support all kinds of projects as long as they make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities. Funding can be used to breathe new life into a historic park, create vibrant town centre and much more. Funding is available to conserve public parks. Applications and all supporting documents must be sent by 12pm on 1st September for a decision in December and again on the 29th February for a decision in June.

For more information visit:

You can apply online:


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.

Application grants will not normally be awarded to individuals.

·         Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a charity

·         Schools and Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies can also apply

·         The fund does not currently accept appeals from Community Interest Companies.


For more information visit:

You can apply online here:


Building Better Opportunities

Building Better Opportunities funding is available from £330,000 to £10.6m

Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to provide joint investment in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

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Gannett Foundation

Gannett Foundation award grants from £5,000 to £10,000.

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., owner of the Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s largest publishers.

The Gannett Foundation supports projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, local problem solving, and assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

For more information visit:

Apply online here:


The Tesco Charity Trust Community Award

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £2,500 to organisations which have a turnover of under £5 million. The funding we give goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit health, environmental sustainability or opportunities for young people in the local communities around our stores in the UK.

For more information visit:

Apply online here:


Crowd Funding Campaign

Crowdfunder is the UK's largest rewards based crowdfunding platform. Crowdfunder helps community groups, charities and social enterprises raise funds from the community around them, helping people turn their ideas into reality.

Crowdfunding is a way of funding a specific project by raising donations from people through an online campaign.

You can crowdfund if you are starting your fundraising from scratch, want to set up a new project or have already received funding from other sources. In fact many organisations chose to use Crowdfunder as match funding to unlock much larger pots of money.

To start your project you'll need to decide on the amount you need to raise and explain how you are going to use the money through an online video.

Once your project page is live you invite your community to back the project with pledges of cash. You can also ask people to donate time and skills towards projects.

When a person backs a project they get a 'reward' from the project. Rewards are normally a product, service or experience that is produced by the project. For example Leeds bread co-operative gave a loaf of bread every week for a year in return for a £100 pledge, this allowed them to setup their bakery and raise £8000 from 114 local people.

Supported by Crowdfunder, you promote your project using a mixture of social media, email, word of mouth and events.

You need to hit your fundraising target for the money to be released to their project.

Once you have raised the money, you then distribute their rewards to your backers - and make their great idea happen.

To find out more:

Start your Crowdfunding campaign here:

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Table Tennis England

Table Tennis England is able to offer an Ability Club Support Scheme to help clubs attract more disabled table tennis players.

Clubs may apply for grants between £300 and £1,000.  The funding may be used a hiring a secondary venue, training, specialist coaching and equipment adaptations. 

To apply: download the guidance pack and application form.

Table Tennis England also offer grants for table tennis tables and facilities.

Club Table Scheme - grants up to £12,000 for additional table for established clubs.

Club Improvement Fund - grants up to £60,000 towards upgrading existing facilities

Dedicated Multi-table Clubs/Facilities Fund - grants from £20,000 to £100,00 towards extending or building a new facility.

To apply for the Club Table Scheme or the Club Improvement Fund download an application form.

Applications for the Dedicated Multi-table clubs/Facilities Fund must first fill in an Expression of Interest Form.

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