Sports Funding

Surrey Heath Borough Council's Sports Development Team promote funding advice that is open to individual athletes and sports clubs - please contact our Community Development Officer on 01276 707100 or email

Active Surrey

Surrey Heath Borough Council works closely with our partners at Active Surrey, who have dedicated officers available to support with funding information. Active Surrey funds help aid the development for local, talented athletes. They also produce a funding guide which details some of the most popular funding sources in sport, and tips to help you secure funding from these sources. The funds provided by Active Surrey range from £250 up to £40,000. For further information please visit or email

Personal Development Bursary

The Personal Development Bursary is available for coaches and support staff in Surrey Heath who would like to progress and gain coaching qualifications and skills to help deliver sessions. The Personal Development Bursary offers funding for people who can demonstrate that they will be helping to increase participation in their local area. To qualify for the bursary, coaches must be working to increase participation in sport and physical activity in Surrey Heath, with particular interest from applicants working with underrepresented groups in the community. Furthermore, funding applicants from non-traditional sports are encouraged, with a maximum of £250 awarded to successful individuals. All applicants should register their interest here

The Community Foundation for Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent Charitable Trust raising the level of giving and building permanent community funds. It awards grants to local community and voluntary groups who make a real difference to peoples lives and the quality of life in their communities. These grants are awarded from a growing programme of charitable funds established by individuals, families, companies and trusts who want to support local community projects in Surrey. More details on how to apply.

Surrey Playing Fields Association

Surrey County Playing Fields Association (SCPFA) encourages the provision of recreational facilities for all age groups. SCPFA offers grants and loans to sports organisations throughout the year to ensure the needs of village communities in Surrey are met. If you are interested in applying or would like more information please contact Surrey Heath’s Borough Development Officer Grant Simmons by email


Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, enabling sports clubs to apply for grants to improve facilities, gain coaching qualifications or to develop a sustainable club. Apply for Cash4Clubs Sports Grants up to £1,000.

Awards for All

Awards for All is a lottery grant programme aimed at local communities. It provides grants between £500-£5,000. It funds projects that enable people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, as well as projects that promote education and health in the community. You can contact the South East Regional Office for an application pack and more information on 01483 568764. This scheme provides grants of up to £5,000 to your club for this purpose.

Download an Awards for All application form

Surrey Heath Sports Council

Surrey Heath Sports Council represents the opinions of local sports groups. The Borough Council grant aids the Sports Council and in turn the Sports Council grant aids local sports groups and individuals. The Sports Council is made up of volunteers appointed from a variety of community sports organisations and meets quarterly. All sports organisations actively operating or intending to operate within the Borough can apply for membership of the Sports Council. Grants of up to £250 can be awarded by the council to the following which must operate in Surrey Heath: Talented athletes, coaches, clubs and financial support. if you would like to apply please complete an online application form with as much detail as possible here

Craig Alford (Secretary)

Voluntary Support North Surrey

Details of voluntary and community organisations in Surrey Heath and Runnymede and give you information about our borough and county agencies. Advice on how to set up and run a voluntary or community organisation, including information on legal structures, charitable status and constitutions and policies and procedures. Voluntary Support North Surrey specialise in local funding support and advice, provide meeting space and office accommodation. Email: or visit their website: for further information.