This area highlights some of the organisations, foundations and trusts that support football for people with a disability.


The Football Foundation

25 Soho Square, London, W1D 4FF
Tel: 0800 0277766     www.footballfoundation.org.uk

The Football Foundation is a partnership funded by The F.A. Premier League, The FA and the Government. It's mission is to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities. With grants ranging from £100 to £1m, the Foundation will provide funding for project large or small. Whether it be a new changing room, pitch development or a football kit for your team.

Awards For All

Tel: 0845 600 2040    

Awards for All is a grants programme set up up to help small groups. It is supported by National Lottery distributors and funds projects which involve people in their community. This includes voluntary groups, disability groups, local sports club etc. Grants are awarded from £500 to £5000 with priority given to organisations with an annual income of less than £20,000.

Sport England

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4SE
Tel: 08458 508 508    www.sportengland.org

Sport England is responsible for distributing National Lottery funds earmarked for the development of sport in England. It does this through its Sport England Lottery Fund. There are a number of Lottery funded programmes and initiatives, including the Football Foundation and the Community Fund.


Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4SE
Tel: 020 7273 1975    www.sportsaid.org.uk

SportsAid gives financial assistance (Grant Aid) to talented young sports people. Grants are awarded to able-bodied and disabled youngsters who have to overcome financial and physical disadvantages in order to fulfill their potential. The money helps to offset the high costs of training, travel and equipment. Awards are given to disabled competitors up to the age of 25, or competitors over 25 who are new to sport and showing strong potential. They must also be a member of a National Squad.

The Leeds & Holbeck Charitable Foundation

105 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5ASF
Tel: 0113 216 7296    www.leeds-holbeck.co.uk

The Leeds & Holbeck Charitable Foundation considers grant applications from registered charities and groups affiliated to registered charities. The application must be for capital expenditure and not for general running costs. Applications are considered for community projects and those which benefit Adults and children with disabilities.
Donations are normally between £100 and £500.

Community Relations Manager, Nestlé UK, York, Y091 1XY
Tel: 01904 604534   www.nestle.co.uk

Nestlé considers applications for donations from community groups and charitable organisations. Requests for funding can be made either in writing, or by submitting the simple, easy to use on-line form.

The Lloyds TSB Foundation

3rd Floor, 4 St. Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8UL   
Tel: 0870 411 1223   www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk
Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales are a grant-making trust and make donations to charities. They support and work in partnership with charitable organisations which help people, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled, to play a fuller role in community. Organisations which are not recognised charities are not normally considered for grants. However, if the income of the organisation is less than £1,000 a year, it would be normally eligible to apply.

Sports Match

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4SE
Tel: 0207 273 1942  

Sportsmatch is the government's grass roots sports sponsorship incentive scheme. It matches money sponsored by business pound for pound. Matching awards are available between £500 and £50,000. Funding can be for a wide range of items such as for coaching, competitions, equipment and facility hire etc. Disability groups are considered to be a priority group for Sports Match.

If you are aware of organisations that provide funding for disability groups or sports clubs, please share you knowledge with everyone by submitting it to these pages.


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