This page is dedicated to giving you as much information around the funding available to our community as possible. Funding can seem a difficult undertaking however, BF is here to support clubs looking to expand their offer to their members.

What’s available?


 The main opportunities of funding come from Sport England. Following on from Coronavirus SE have modified their funding streams to help people safely return to play. They offer four individual pots of funding.

 Return to Play: Small Grants

This fund will make awards, using National Lottery funding, of between £300 and £10,000, from a total pot of £10m, to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.

See more information on the SE website here.

This pot is the most manageable of the three to apply for. BF have created a FREE guide, readily available to all affiliated clubs that wish to   submit a Small Grants bid of £300 to £10,000 to enhance the fencing opportunities they provide. We can help you review your objectives, proofread any bids to make recommendations and write letters of support.

Contact if you wish to download the Small Grants Funding Guide.

 Return to Play: Community Assets Fund

This fund will make awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 from a pot of £5m to help local sports clubs and organisations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely.

See more information on the SE website here.

Return to Play: Active Together

Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m.

See more information on the SE website here.

Tackling Inequalities Fund

The Tackling Inequalities Fund has been set up to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

Sport England also have further pots which you can learn more about on their website here.

Other Funding Sources

There are a number of free and paid sources to find funding, these include:

Club Matters Funding Ideas

London Sport Funding Portal

Funding Central (paid service)


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