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How we can help

There are lots of ways we can help support you and your organisation. Whether you’re looking for financial help, advice on facilities, or support developing a safeguarding strategy, we've outlined how you can access our services.


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Each year we invest more than £250 million of National Lottery and government funding to support sport and physical activity in England.

But we’re more than just a bank – we offer a variety of services to support you and your organisation.

Here we’ll explain the ways we can help you to encourage more people to take part in and enjoy sport and physical activity.

All the options


Our coronavirus hub has information on our funding packages to help you through this crisis, the flexibility we've introduced on our existing support, and more.

Coronavirus: information and support


We have a range of open funds that award National Lottery or government money to help the grassroots sport sector. Our funding section explains the different funds available and guides you through the application process.

Our funds

Facilities and planning

It’s vital people have access to high-quality facilities and the area they live is designed in a way that encourages people to get active. We offer advice and support to help those involved in facility management and the planning system to achieve this.

Facilities and planning

National governing bodies guidance

Across England there are many different national governing bodies (NGBs) who have responsibility for managing their specific sport. Here we outline how our expertise helps NGBs across a range of issues, and give information on the sports and governing bodies we recognise.

National governing bodies guidance


We’re committed to ensuring that children and adults can enjoy sport and physical activity safe from harm, abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect. We have a range guidance to help support everyone in the sport sector to safeguard those at risk.


Volunteering Q&A

From knowing the law to providing the best support, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about volunteering, to help your organisation or project flourish while giving volunteers the best experience possible.

Volunteering Q&A

Supporting clubs

We know sports clubs provide a brilliant structure to get people playing sport but that running a club can be quite a difficult, and a sometimes thankless, task. Our Club Matters website has free guidance, support and learning on all aspects of running a club.

Clubs support

Teacher training

Many people’s first memories of taking part in sport are at school, and the experience they have can have a lasting impact on their attitude to physical activity for the rest of their lives. That’s why we offer free training to teachers to help foster a more positive attitude to PE in schools.

Secondary teacher training

Measuring impact

We want organisations to consider not just how they contribute to the nation’s health or wellbeing, but to the national and local economy as well. Our MOVES and Economic Value of Sport: Local Model tools help you do this.

Measure impact

Digital Marketing Hub

We’ve worked with The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity to provide a hub of information aimed at improving the digital marketing skills of our sector as they look to re-engage people with sport and activity.

Digital Marketing Hub

Evaluation and learning

Findings from our evaluations and guidance for anyone involved in evaluating projects as part of Uniting the Movement.

Evaluation and learning

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