Sport England Crowdfunding Grants

How can Crowdfunding help your organisation?


Running a crowdfunding campaign is a great way to raise funds for your not-for-profit organisation. It can also have a variety of other benefits such as:

  • Sport England will match-fund up to £10,000.
  • Raising awareness of your work and what you do.
  • Encouraging new members, supporters and volunteers.
  • Learning skills and building confidence in areas such as content writing, video creation and social media.
  • Creating new relationships with local businesses.
  • Helping current members or supporters to improve their understanding of the financial pressure of keeping things going.


Crowdfunding guide


Young people playing basketball indoors.


Are you looking to raise funds to develop or upgrade your facilities?


Sport England, in partnership with Crowdfunder, have two match-funds available – Active Together and Places and Spaces.


Active Together

This programme is a Covid-19 pandemic recovery fund, helping clubs and voluntary organisations to move forward with priority projects and running costs that they might still be struggling with, especially with additional pressures like the cost of living and energy crises.

It is a fund about recovery, reinvention and building resilience, so your project for example could be for:

  • Facility refurbishments, maintenance or improvements,
  • Adapting your facility to ensure a safe return to play,
  • Running new, affordable activity to meet demand, post-pandemic, helping your community to recover and remain physically active,
  • Unforeseen events continuing to impact on your finances – fire, theft, vandalism or adverse weather,
  • The energy crisis – i.e. changing your facility to lower your energy consumption.


Active Together

Places and Spaces



This fund is a Commonwealth Games legacy fund to help community sport and physical activity groups improve their place or space and to unite their communities and provide a lasting legacy as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

It is a fund about inspiring participation, diversifying audiences and bringing people together, which we know places and spaces form a big part of.  Your project for example could be for:

  • Creating a welcoming and accessible space or place.
  • Improving a place or space to encourage new people.
  • Changing a place or space to provide opportunities for more people to be more active, locally.


Places and Spaces


Children playing football outdoors.
Image by Sport England.


Introduction to Crowdfunding Online Workshop


Sport England, in partnership with Crowdfunder, run free monthly 1-hour webinars where you earn how to crowdfund for your sports organisation.

During the workshop you’ll learn about:

  • How crowdfunding works.
  • Crowdfund Sport grant funding and how you can access it.
  • Guidance and support available.
  • You’ll also hear insights from a sports organisation who has successfully crowdfunded.


Book a place


13 clubs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have raised 163,412, and gained 69,200 of Sport England match funding. 


For further information and guidance please contact Nick Herbert at