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Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities for Sports Clubs and Groups

There are a number of trusts, charities and organisations both regionally and nationally who provide grants to individuals, clubs, charities and community associations. Details regarding some of the various funding streams can be found by clicking the links below.

Sport England funding


Football Foundation

Grants Online

 If you have any queries regarding funding opportunities, please email us at

Grants to support local talented sports people 

Sunderland Sports Fund

Sunderland Sports Fund is a charitable trust fund which raises money to provide financial support for Sunderland's talented young sports people and disabled sports people of all ages. They award grants to young people who live, attend schools, college or university, or represent a sports club or organisation within the Sunderland area.

To apply for funding from the Sunderland Sports Fund or for more information please email

Washington Sports Trust

The Trust supports young people who are aged 25 years or under, who are either members of a Washington sports club or group, or who are talented sports individuals living within the Washington area. The Trust also funds projects from Washington sports clubs and groups, for example increasing participation levels, more qualified coaches, development of sporting pathways and sustain/develop activities.

To apply for funding from the Washington Sports Trust or for more information please email

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