Severn Trent Community Fund

Applications Open

Are you part of a community group or charity that is looking for some financial support for a project? Then our Community Fund could be perfect for you.

Our customers, and the communities we live and work in, are at the heart
of everything we do. And that's why, from 2020, we're giving away more than £10m over the next 5 years to help local projects, charities and groups in our region improve
community well-being.

Project themes:
• People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills
• Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use
• Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water

So why not check out the details and see if we can help make a difference.

Everyone Active Sporting Champions Scheme

Applications Open (27th Jan - Feb 28th 2020)

Everyone Active is urging aspiring sports stars to apply for funding and support as part of its Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme. Online applications will be open from Monday 27 January to Friday 28 February.

All athletes are provided with free access to Everyone Active's centres across the country, and those on the higher tiers of the programme can also receive a sponsorship grant of up to £5,000 to help towards their training, equipment and competition costs.

Athletes on the scheme are also given exclusive opportunities to join mentoring sessions led by some of Britain's most influential sports stars including Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson CBE.

The sporting initiative also held a number of Sporting Champions Sports Days with local schools across the country encouraging young people to try different types of activity and sports. The events were held in partnership with athletes on the scheme.

Last year, the scheme launched its first Awards Ceremony to recognise athletes' achievements throughout the year. A total of nine awards were given to athletes across regional and national categories including the Sporting Champion of the Year.

Everyone Active operates Melton Sports Village and Waterfield Leisure Centre in partnership with Melton Borough Council and is encouraging local athletes to apply for the scheme. It currently supports a number of sports men and women in the area including martial arts world champion Emmadee Fox.

Duncan Jefford, director of Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme, said: "We are proud to have invested over one million pounds in helping upcoming athletes across the country to achieve their goals. As part of the scheme, athletes will benefit from mentoring sessions throughout the year that will provide them with support, advice and guidance.

"We have exciting plans for the future of the scheme and I would encourage any athletes from Melton that are looking not just for funding but also mentoring for their future sports career to apply for Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme."

Applicants should visit and fill out the online application form, which will be available from the 27th January 2020.

For more information about Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme please visit

This Girl Can Community Fund

Application Open

We're looking to support a wide range of ideas – from those that just need a few hundred pounds, to larger projects nearer £10,000. We may be able to support a few exceptional projects with funding above this level. We believe that you're best placed to tell us what's needed in your community. So, we invite you to share your ideas of how to get more local women more active.

Who do we want to hear from?
We want to hear from not-for-profit organisations, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies. We will also review ideas from individuals who'd like funding for a group activity which isn't for individual gain. Organisations established to make a profit can get involved provided the project doesn't realise a distributable profit. We'd also be interested to hear from other social enterprises and schools or statutory bodies.

What are the next steps?
The deadline for submissions is 25 February 2020, and you can apply here.

LRS Funding Finder

Applications Open

LRS Funding Finder allows you to see what Funding opportunities are open for Community Groups, Sports Clubs & Charities.