We are always looking to help individuals, clubs or organisations looking for opportunities for in funding sport.

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  • Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of Lottery money
  • BBC Children In Need Appeal is a grant giver and a registered charity.
  • Charles Hayward Foundation makes grants of up to £20,000 to charitable organisations in the UK
  • Dickie Bird Foundation was established by Dickie Bird in March 2004 . The vision of the Foundation is to assist financially disadvantaged young people under 18 years of age.
  • Halifax Bank Of Scotland Foundation provides assistance for voluntary and community groups in the development and improvement of local communities.
  • Keepmoat Fund has been established by the Keepmoat Group as a new grant scheme for the benefit of local communities.
  • Make Space Development Fund is Supported by the Nestle Trust in partnership with 4Children.
  • Peter Harrison Foundation gives grants to people with disabilities and people who are disadvantaged.
  • Prince's Trust support development work of national organisations, groups and individuals that address themselves to the needs of young people.
  • Sport Relief UK is a fundraising initiative run by Comic Relief and BBC Sport.
  • Tudor Trust Grants is an independent grant-making trust which supports organisations working across the UK.
  • West Yorkshire Grants provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations making a strategic impact on the social or cultural infrastructure in West Yorkshire.

Regeneration based funding

  • Biffa Waste Services agreed in December 1997 to donate landfill tax credits to the Royal Society for Nature Conservation.
  • Coalfields Regeneration Trust was established in 1999 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Britain's coalfield communities.
  • Veolia Environmental Trust was established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund and supports a wide range of community and environmental projects throughout the UK
  • The Landfill operator Waste Recycling Group plc (WRG) has embraced the Scheme by allocating its tax credits to Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN).

Sports Agencies

Sports agencies who provide funding opportunities for sports activities, projects and initiatives.


Are you aged between 14 and 25 and want to have a go at a new sport? Or maybe you want a sporting challenge?

Sportivate will give you six-to-eight weeks of coaching in a sport of your choice.

If you aren't currently doing much sport in your own time, we can possibly help you in finding a new and exciting session – and will even support you to enjoy sport in your local community after the project ends.

Sportivate is designed for all abilities within the age range to enjoy sport and make new friends. Why not get together with a few friends, work towards an event or personal challenge?

The programme is coordinated by our Sport and active lifestyles service who work with a range of local partners and providers. ​

Contact us

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 307820