FAQs

We hope the below FAQs answer your questions

 But if not please contact us by using the contact us form.

 

How do you recognise sport?

You can find out which sports we recognise and our criteria here

How do I make a freedom of information request?

You can make a freedom of information request by contacting our FOI Manager. Take a look at our FOI pages for details.

How do I apply for a job with Sport England?

All of our vacancies are advertised here.

Where do I find information on the Active People Survey?

You can find the Active People Survey results on our research pages.

Can I use your logo?

Take a look at our brand and logo guidelines to find out if you can use our logo on your publication.

Does Sport England fund individuals?

Sport England does not fund individuals or teams, either through sponsorship or donations. We also do not provide educational support so you would not be eligible to apply through our funding programmes.   

However, you may be eligible for funding from another source, please find further information in the FAQ 'Where else can I seek funding from?'

Where else can I seek funding from?

There are a number of other sources of funding that organisations can apply to, these include:

  • Cash 4 Clubs
    Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1000. It is a simple scheme aimed at giving community clubs a helping hand and provide the opportunity to raise the money they need to invest in their club.

  • DSC Sports Funding Guide
    The Sports Funding Guide is a practical guide aimed at helping organisations and individuals looking to raise money and win support for their sport. Available from Amazon and Directory of Social Change.

  • Directory of social change funding websites
    Some of these links are by subscription only but local libraries may have copies of the associated publications:
         - Grants for individuals
         - Trust Funding
         - Company Giving
         - The government

  • Educational Grants and Charitable Trusts
    EGAS offers students, especially disadvantaged students, expert guidance and advice to enable them to secure funding for education and training.

  • FunderFinder
    Some of the searches on this site are free but some may be by subscription only.

  • The Football Foundation
    The Football Foundation directs £40m every year into grassroots sport
  • Grantsnet
    Grantsnet is a search engine for grants available to UK organisations

  • j4b Grants
    A free database community groups can use to search for grants and funding

  • Lottery funding
    A free joint website run by all Lottery funders in the UK. This site allows you to search information on current funding programmes across the UK

  • NCVO Funding Central
    Free grants search database (helpful for organisations)

  • SportsAid
    Provides funding for young people between the ages of 12 and 18

  • UK Sport 
    UK Sport is a government agency responsible for developing high performance sport in the UK

Does Sport England fund elite sport?

In general, elite sport is funded by UK Sport. Sport England funds the elite programmes of three sports; squash, netball and women's rugby. Find out more about our investment.

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