Funding & Grants

2015 Sports Bursaries application will be available from late April.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead run an annual Sports Bursary Scheme. This Includes:
¦Sports Player Bursaries
¦Coach Bursaries
¦Lifetime Achievement Award Sports Player Bursary Award Are you an aspiring athlete? Do you need help with:
¦Coaching Fees
¦Purchase of Equipment and clothing to assist with sports performance
¦Training Courses -Travelling expenses We offer awards of up to £250 to help young people with their training costs to gain local, national and international recognition in their sport. The Award Scheme has been established to acknowledge young sporting achievements.

Berkshire's Inspiration and Participation Awards 2014

Get Berkshire Active are proud to host Berkshire's Inspiration and Participation Awards for the third year running. The awards are just one way to showcase the amazing sporting talent and dedication that we have across Berkshire.
This years awards will take place on Friday 6th February 2015 at the Blue Mountain Golf Club and Conference Centre, Binfield.

To launch the Nominations going live, last Saturday GBA Teamed up with Reading Superstars and Reading Uni to produce a Flash Mob in Reading Town Centre - see the link below to watch the video!

Click here to make your nomination, don't miss out on celebrating your local sporting champion of 2014! Click here to see our Flash Mob take place

This year we have the following categories:

Club/Team of the year

Coach of the Year

Volunteer of the year

Workplace of the year

Youth Engagement Project of the Year

Health Project of the year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Junior Sports Personality of the Year

Sports Personality of the year

Nominations close on the 21st November 5pm.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement award is presented once a year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to sport within the Royal Borough over a number of years.

To nominate a person for this award, please contact the Sports Development Team on 01628 685794 or email:


Sportivate is a £32 million programme funded by the national lottery which will run for 4 years. This national project which forms the Play strand of Sport England's London 2012 mass participation legacy programme 'Places People Play' will bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities by encouraging more people to get involved in sport. The target group for Sportivate is 14-25 year olds who may not seek out sporting opportunities themselves or would not prioritise doing sport in their own time.

For more information about Sportivate please visit the Get Berkshire Active website (


Sportsaid provides funding to talented young sports people to support training, travel and equipment costs. To view the criteria visit the SportsAid Website or telephone 0207 273 2975 for more information.

Ron Pickering Memorial Fund

The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund provides grants for young track and field athletes who are in education and may need financial help towards training or provision of equipment.

To view the criteria visit the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund Website ( or telephone 01438 715814 for more information.

Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

The Torch Trophy Trust offers Bursaries to help volunteers to improve their skills as coaches or officials but are unable to do so without funding. The minimum Bursary available is £100 and the maximum is £1000 and it would not be for more than 50% of the total coasts involved.

To view the criteria visit the Torch Trophy Trust Website ( or telephone 020 7976 3900 for more information.

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) government backed partnership between talented young athleted, educational institutes and National Governing bodies of sport. TASS provides athletes with a tailored package of service worth up to £3,500 in value.

For more information visit the TASS Website (

The Mark Lees Foundation

The MLF acts as a hardship fund dedicated to supporting male and female rowers who are in full or part time education or those who are in part time or no regular employment and are aspiring to achieve the highest standards of rowing.

For further information visit the MLF website (


Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund runs a range of different funding programmes. To find out about the grants programmes currently available visit the Big Lottery Fund website or contact the fund by telephone on 020 7211 1800.

Sport England - Small Grants

Sport England logo

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. For further information visit the Sport England website ( or telephone the Sport England Advice line on 08458 508 508

Sport England - Sportsmatch

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Sportsmatch makes awards to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship to deliver new community projects to grow or sustain participation in sport. Awards of between £1,000 and £100,000 can be made to match funding from no more than five sponsors, with each sponsor contributing a minimum of £1,000. Sport England funding for the project must be spent 31st March 2012. For further information visit the Sport England Website ( or telephone the Sport England Advice Line on 08458 508 508.

Sport England - Other Grants

In addition to the small grants programme Sport England also run other funding programmes. If you are interested in finding out whether your Sports Club or project are eligible for a grant visit the Sport England Lottery Fund Website or telephone Sport England on 08458 508 508 to discuss your idea.

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation provides financial help for football at all levels, including grassroots development and using football as a tool within local communities. Visit the Football Foundation website to find details of the Trust's many grant opportunities or telephone the Trust on 0207 534 4210.

Lawn Tennis Association

The Lawn Tennis Association provides funding for capital projects that will increase the number of adults and juniors playing tennis on a regular basis. Funding is normally offered in the form of a 50% grant 50% loan allocation. Applicants will need to have as a minimum source funding from other sources for 25% if the project costs.

For further information visit the LTA website (

Cash 4 Clubs

Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1,000. To view the criteria visit the Cash 4 Clubs Website (

The Wells Sports Foundation

The Wells Sports Foundation to provide financial and motivational support to sustainable grassroots sports projects. For further information visit the Wells Sports Foundation Website (

Mars in the Community

The Mars in the Community grant programme makes grants of between £500 and £2,000 under the themes of Healthy Active Lifestyles; Environment or Pet Welfare. To be eligible for funding your project must be within a 10 mile radius of Slough. For further information visit the Mars in the Community Website ( or telephone 0118 930 3021.

Berkshire Community Foundation

The Berkshire Community Foundation manages funds on behalf of a range of different donors and funding bodies and has a variety of grants available to voluntary organisations or groups established for charitable purposes ranging from £50 to £10,000. Funding is available for sports focused projects if they tackle a wider social need.
For further information visit the Berkshire Community Foundation website ( or telephone 0118 930 3021.

The Prince Philip Trust Fund

Funding is available for recreation facilities, training for young volunteers and cultural projects in the Windsor and Maidenhead area. For further information please contact the trust on 01737 228000.

The Peter Harrison Foundation

The Foundation gives grants to people with disabilities and people who are disadvantaged. One of the programmes is 'Opportunities through Sport', for further information visit the PHF webiste ( or telephone them on 01737 228000.

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