There are numerous ways to raise money – from sponsored walks and car boot sales, to commercial sponsorship and large-scale merchandising. The only limit is your imagination.
Grant Making or Loan Making Organisations
- Sport England, Sports Council for NI, sportscotland and Sport Wales
- County Sports Partnerships (in England)
- The National Lottery
- Awards for All
- Sports Aid (funding for talented athletes)
- Local Authorities
- Community grants, trusts and foundations
Each grant-making organisation will have its own reasons for awarding grants and it is likely that these will be closely linked to the aims and objectives to the organisation. It is important that you understand the objectives or purposes of any grant-making body before you apply for funding.
The Funding Opportunities for Coaching Guide produced by Sports Coach UK provides details about funding available to support coaches and coaching across England.
The Funding Guide produced by Street Games provides details about funding available to support projects across the UK.Street Games
When it comes to identifying a need for your project, you might find these guidelines useful. There are lots of sections that you can ‘cut and paste’ which will save you some time in finding the right words!
If you require help to write your application, contact your County Sports Partnership or our Development Officer. It is very likely that grant-making organisations will ask British Taekwondo for a reference – so it is important that we are aware of your application BEFORE you submit it, so that we can talk positively about your project and support your application.