What We Fund

Small Capital Projects

The Small Capital Project Grants Programme provides awards of between £5,000 and £20,000 to help improve existing amenities or to build new facilities that will enable organisations to encourage and support more people to become involved in physical activity, sport and/or play, particularly those who are currently physically inactive.

Current priorities

Our current priorities are to increase participation, especially among those who are currently physically inactive or who have low levels of activity, in particular:

  • Individuals who are currently physically inactive or who have low levels of activity.
  • Groups which are currently physically inactive or who have low levels of activity.
  • Children and young people outside of school hours.

Our Small Capital Project Grants Programme will not fund projects that do not address these priorities.

Deadline dates for submission

Expressions of interest may be submitted at any time. Those applicants who are eligible will then be invited to complete a simple, one-stage online application process for our Small Capital Project Grants. The deadlines for submission of Small Capital Grants applications are listed below.

Small Capital Grants Decision Timetable*

Application Deadline Notification Deadline
9 January 2017 By the end of April 2017
18 April 2017 By the end of July 2017
24 July 2017 By the end of October 2017
17 October 2017 By the end of January 2018

* You may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a Small Capital Grant at any time. We will let you know whether you have been invited to submit a Small Capital Grants Application Form no later than 15 days after submission of the EOI. You must submit an EOI no later than 4 weeks before an application deadline in order to have a chance of submitting a full application to that deadline.