Below you will find a number of local, national and self-funding opportunities to support you. If you are submitting funding bids, ensuring they are backed by valid evidence is essential to give you the greatest chance of success. Head to our data and learning section to find the data to support your funding application. You can also use the Office for National Statistics website to find local data, Build a custom area profile - Office for National Statistics ( 


Buddle (formerly Club Matters)

Buddle provides a guide to grant funding on their website, with some useful tips and resources They also run webinars on a range of subjects, including Raising Money, that you can access through their website 


If you're looking for local advice, grants and funds or need support to write better bids and diversify your income, take a look at what support you can find in your area: 


Forever Manchester also provides updates about funding opportunities available across Greater Manchester - Forever Manchester - Charity 

The above websites are updated regularly and have funding bulletins with new opportunities, so you can register for email updates or check back regularly.  

National Funding 

  • Sport England offer a range of funding to support project funding, diversifying the volunteer workforce and improving community assets: If you're unsure if the funding is right for you, take a look at their FAQs here. 

Methods to generate your own funds 

There are many other ways in which you can generate funds to cover a wide range of needs. 

  • Sport England crowdfunding information can be found here. 


Some websites provide news updates of funding streams available or a grant search function. A lot of these may be national grant schemes rather then specific to Greater Manchester:  

Funding 4 Sport 

Grants Online 

New Grants Archives | FCS Associates 


There are some funding streams that are open but have location criteria:  

Suez Communities Fund:  

Biffa Award: 


Large supermarkets often provide funding for community projects. The criteria and eligibility change frequently check regularly for updates: 


Some large organisations run their own grant giving schemes. They may be open at different points of the year or have different funding cycles, so each website would need to be checked:  

Community Champions 2024 | Persimmon Homes 

Aviva Community Fund - Supporting Your Community - Aviva 

Home - Blue Spark Foundation 

Apply For a Grant | B&Q Foundation ( 

Financial Giving | Community | Charity Donations | Warburtons 

Screwfix Foundation | Screwfix