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Welcome to the Bucks Sport funding zone. The most relevant sources of local and national funding for sport are profiled here, listed by funding type and by local area. For a more detailed search from thousands of funding schemes we provide free access to the national Grantnet database.

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Coaching Investment Programme
The Coaching Investment Programme (CIP) is a Sport England, nationally funded programme designed to support all coaches looking to obtain a Level 2 or Level 3 coaching qualification. It is also being used to support coach educators/tutors to achieve further qualifications.

Aylesbury Vale Community Chest
Area: Aylesbury Vale
Type: Project
The Community Chest was formed as part of the agreement to transfer housing stock from AVDC to the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust (VAHT). The Community Chest is a partnership fund accountable to both the district council and the housing trust.

AVDC - Project Grants for the Community and Voluntary Sector
Area:Aylesbury Vale
Type: Facility/Project
Grants provided to: • Improve the range or quality of service provision or existing facilities • New Community or leisure initiatives • Promotion of community events and festivals • Training and development of staff and/or volunteers

Aylesbury Vale Joint Sports Councils – Coaches Bursary
Area: Aylesbury Vale
Type: Coaching
Available for sports people of all ages in their chosen sport within Aylesbury Vale.

Aylesbury Vale Joint Sports Councils – Minor Grants
Area: Aylesbury Vale
Type: Facility/Equipment
A funding scheme available to constituted sport and recreational clubs in Aylesbury Vale to assist with equipment and facilities.

Aylesbury Vale Joint Sports Councils – Talented Sports Person
Area: Aylesbury Vale
Type: Individual
Available for sports people of all ages in their chosen sport within Aylesbury Vale.

BBC Children in Need – General Grant
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Projects delivered by organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people, who must be 18 years and under, living in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Betfair and SportsAid recognise the importance of community sport, so Cash 4 Clubs has been set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country.

Big Lottery Fund – Secret Millionaire
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Big Lottery Fund and The Secret Millionaire have teamed up to give viewers of the programme a chance to act on the charitable inspiration fuelled by the show

BT Community Website Builder
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Community Website Builder allows registered UK charities, non-profit making organisations and volunteer led groups or organisations to build and maintain their own website free of charge.

Bucks Playing Fields Association
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Facility /
Grants of up to £750 for works required to recreation grounds, pavilions and play areas.

BSP Fund
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
One-off grants available up to £10,000 or 2-year grants up to £20,000 (maximum £10,000 per year). Voluntary and community organisations operating within Buckinghamshire

Canoeing Foundation
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Canoeing Foundation aims to increase canoeing opportunities for young people. The Foundation supports and promotes ventures for youth canoeing, and canoeing for disabled people

Cash 4 Clubs
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Betfair and SportsAid recognise the importance of community sport, so Cash 4 Clubs has been set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country.

Chiltern District Council
Area: Chiltern
Type: Facility / Project
The grant aid scheme is specifically designed to develop and sustain community facilities and services identified by local communities and to generate community activity where there has been very little before.

Chiltern District Sports Council - Joe Roberts' Memorial Sports Development Fund
Area: Chiltern
Type: Individual
Joe Roberts' Memorial Sports Development Fund - Talented Performers' Grant Aid Scheme

Comic Relief.
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Funding for Community groups, Resident Associations, Community Centres, Credit Unions, Social Enterprises/CIC’s, operating within Buckinghamshire.

Comic Relief – Sport for change
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The aim of this programme is to understand more about how sport can play a part in delivering positive change within the lives of individuals and communities, and to meet one or more of the outcomes listed below.

Cricket Equipment Bags
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Equipment
Each year The Lord’s Taverners provide grants of more than £750,000 to encourage participation in cricket by young people. We provide hard ball equipment bags with enough items to equip a full team...

Football Foundation Community Large Grant Scheme
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Community Large Grant scheme aims to create opportunities and build communities by funding projects that use football and sport as a force for social change. We fund projects that address social exclusion and inequalities in education and health.

Football Foundation Facilities Scheme
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Facility
The grant provides money to develop new or improve facilities for community benefit

Football Foundation Goalpost Safety Scheme
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Equipment
The Goalpost Safety Scheme provides grants to fund new, safe goalposts.

Football Foundation Grow the Game
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynesbr /> Type: Project
Grow the Game will provide funding for projects that use football to increase participation by both players and volunteers. This will be done by supporting the costs associated with providing new activity.

Football Foundation Junior Kit Scheme
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Equipment
The aim of this scheme is to support Under 18 teams and adults with disabilities by offering free kit and/or equipment up to the value of £400. The voucher can only be exchanged with our nominated supplier - Nike.

Funding for other cricket projects
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Exceptionally, grants are steered towards major projects designed primarily to assist in the furtherance of youth cricket. Applications will be considered for grants toward the cost of youth cricket festivals / tournaments / regional competitions and for youth special coaching schemes.

Grassroots Grants
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Individual/Equipment
Grassroots grants are intended to respond to the diverse needs of community organisations and local communities.

Lloyds TSB Local Heroes
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Individual/Equipment
Lloyds TSB funds 250 emerging young sportspeople across Britain each year, in the run up to London 2012 and beyond.

Mars® Refuel™ Drink Fund
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Mars® Refuel™ Drink Fund Competition Open Every month until May we’ll be giving away £10,000, up to £500 to 20 lucky people or clubs.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation Community Grants
Area:Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Suitable if your group's annual turnover is more than £20,000. Community Grants are awarded five times a year, application deadlines are as follows: Friday 11th September 2009, Friday 23rd October 2009, Friday 5th February 2010.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation Development Grants
Area:Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Development grants are awarded annually for three successive years and are available for innovative and creative projects that develop a group’s activity in supporting local people Local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in the Milton Keynes Unitary Authority Area can apply for funding.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation Grassroots Grants
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Suitable if your group’s annual turnover is less than £20,000 and your group has been in existence for at least 12 months. You can apply for a Grassroots grant in this category of between £901 to £5,000. Grassroots Grants are awarded five times a year the application deadlines are: Friday August 28th 2009, Friday November 13th 2009, Friday February 12th 2010.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation Small Grants
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Project/ Equipment/ Individual
Small grants are awarded every month to groups who may for example, require funding for equipment, training or small projects and events. Local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in the Milton Keynes Unitary Authority Area can apply for funding of up to £1,500. Small Grants should be submitted on the last Friday of each month. A decision meeting is held within two weeks of the application deadline.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation Small Grassroots Grants
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Project/ Equipment/ Individual
Small grants are awarded to groups with a turnover of less than £20,000 and have been in existence for more than 12 months. Groups that require funding for equipment, training or small projects and events. Local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in the Milton Keynes Unitary Authority Area can apply for funding of up to £900.

Milton Keynes Council - Community Grants Supporting Young People
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Individual
Charitable voluntary organisations which provide a service in the borough of Milton Keynes that benefit and contribute to young people aged 13 to 19 years can apply for this grant.

Milton Keynes Council – The Neighbourhood Initiative Fund
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Neighbourhood Initiative Fund aims to help local community groups help local people. The Local youth or community groups need to be operating in Milton Keynes, be appropriately registered and have a management committee.

Milton Keynes Council – Wider Use Grant
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Wider Use Grants are available to assist voluntary groups with the rent costs of hiring Milton Keynes Council buildings i.e. Meeting Places. They are given as a percentage of the annual cost.

Non-Turf Pitch Grants
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Facility
Applications can be made for grants towards the installation of non-turf pitches, practice ends and nets. Clubs and schools can apply that are not in the Chance to Shine programme

Rugby Football Foundation – Ground Match Scheme
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Facility
The Ground Match Scheme provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Slough Social Fund.
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Voluntary or community groups whose priorities are to improve the conditions of life and the promotion of social welfare for residents living within the South Buck District Council area.

Small Grants
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type:Project
This on-going programme provides grants of up to £1,000. Applications to this programme are considered every other month.

South Bucks District Council - Community Development Grants
Area: South Bucks
Type: Project/Equipment
The Council's Community Grants Scheme extends to sports clubs, however unfortunately it cannot be used for individuals.

South Bucks District Council – Donations and Subscriptions
Area: South Bucks
Type: Project/
Funding to support the core running costs of community and voluntary groups. In general sporting organisations are NOT prioritised. Funding for sports clubs usually falls under the Community Grants scheme.

Sport and Recreation for young people with Special Needs
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Equipment
SRSN (Sport & Recreation for young people with Special Needs).Funding of up to £5,000 is available to encourage young people with disabilities to participate in sporting activities

Sport England Innovation Fund
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Innovation Fund will create innovative sporting opportunities enabling existing participants to do more, or to bring sport to those people who currently play sport only occasionally, or not at all.

Sport England Rural Communities - Themed Round
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Rural Communities Themed Round aims both to address barriers and create new opportunities for participation in sport in rural communities

Sport England Small Grants
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. You can apply for any sum from £300 to £10,000 but the total project cost cannot exceed £50,000

Sport England Sportsmatch
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Sport England Sportsmatch programme increases investment in community sport by matching sponsorship money pound for pound. It makes awards to organisations running projects aimed at increasing participation in sports at community level. We do this through matching eligible funding invested in community sport.

Sport Milton Keynes
Area: Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Grants available to bona-fide organisations in the Milton Keynes District for start-up costs, coaching courses, new initiatives and equipment.

Sport Unlimited
Area: Bucks & Milton Keynes
Type: Facility/Equipment
Support for organisations to provide 8-10 week blocks of sport/physical activity to young people

The Dickie Bird Foundation
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Equipment
Support for individuals and organisations to help disadvantaged young people (under the age of 18) to participate in sport, to the best of their ability, in the sport of their choice, irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity. Funding is available between £50 and £5,000 and can be used for sports kit, coaching and training.

The Sport England Small Grants Programme
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type:Project
The Sport England Small Grants Programme is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and £10,000.

SponsorBank
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
SponsorBank was set up with the sole intention of supporting and assisting grass roots sports clubs, schools and other community based organisations. If you are involved in football, rugby, cricket, tennis, athletics or any other sport, then the Sponsorbank website will help you......

William Harding’s Charity
Area:Aylesbury Vale
Type: Individual
The objects of the William Hardings charity are the provision of almshouses; educational funding for persons under 25 and relief in need. Grants are made to assist young persons in education, including at an individual level, scholarships, maintenance allowances, travel awards and grants for equipment.

Wycombe District Council - Individual Sports Grants
Area: Wycombe
Type: Project/Equipment
Provided applicants have reached County standard or equivalent and reside within the District funding is available towards travelling expenses, training/coaching fees and for the purchase of clothing/equipment. Grants range from £75 through to £250

Wycombe District Council – Sir Steven Redgrave Grant Aid Bursary
Area: Wycombe
Type: Individual
Available to applicants who have, through recommendation, the potential to represent Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland in their chosen sport. All applicants must reside within the District and be under 21 years of age.

Wycombe District Council – Sports Coach Bursaries
Area:Wycombe
Type: Individual
Charitable voluntary organisations which provide a service in the borough of Milton Keynes that benefit and contribute to young people aged 13 to 19 years can apply for this grant

Wycombe District Council – Sports Organisations
Area:Wycombe
Type: Facility / Equipment
Grants are available towards capital projects and new equipment. The Organisation is a non-profit making or charitable club, is situated within Wycombe District, the project will be for the benefits of residents in the area. The Club/Organisation/Group can show the need for financial assistance and can provide at least 50% of the total cost of the project

The Youth of Today
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
The Youth of Today Leadership Fund helps third sector organisations scale up innovative youth leadership projects, and reach out across communities.

Youth Bank Buckinghamshire
Area: Bucks and Milton Keynes
Type: Project
Youth Opportunity Fund is a sum of money that is available from 2009-2011 to young people who are aged 13-19 years (up to 25 for young people with specific needs) across Buckinghamshire. Youth Capital Fund is available to Buckinghamshire County Council to work in partnership with young people and other agencies to improve and increase facilities for young people. Young people must be involved in deciding how and what this money is spent on