We support the physical activity and sport sector in London to find funding and use it in the best way plays a vital part in our efforts to get the capital more active.
That’s why we offer a range of services to support partners and individuals to secure new funding.
What Are Funders Looking For?
Funders often wish to understand the following (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Evidence of Need – What is the problem you are working to address with your project/work? What are the implications of this problem and who identified the problem? Any evidence – e.g. Have you consulted with your target audiences? How will they be involved?
- Impact & Wider Benefit – What is this project/work going to achieve? Is there anyone else beyond your target beneficiaries who will benefit from the work?
- Fit – Do you meet the funders criteria and their funding priorities? How will you hit their objectives?
- Track Record – Have you previously done this work or something similar? Have you captured the impact and reviewed your work previously? Any improvements you are implementing based on previous work?
- Cause – The local context of your request – does this solve a local issue?
How Can London Sport Help?
London Sport wishes to support the physical activity and sport sector in London, to find relevant funding opportunities and develop the skills to become effective in securing funding. We believe this will support our vision of helping inactive Londoners to move more.
Some of our support includes:
- Identifying opportunities
- Sharing useful resources
- Signposting and connecting specific organisations
- Advocating for change within forums
- Working with grant makers to understand and disseminate relevant information
- Collaborating with partners to distribute their funding
Search for Funding
London Sport recommends My Funding Central for partners seeking funding. My Funding Central is a simple to use, up to date, online tool which has details of thousands of funding opportunities.
It is free to use for charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises with income of up to £30,000 per year and if your income is higher there may be a small fee to pay.
Other ways to source funding: