Activity and wellbeing hub : Sport and Community Club Support

Sport and Community Club Support

Support for Clubs

A range of organisations are offering support and funding opportunities to help local sports clubs, community groups and physical activity coaches and providers during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sport England

Get ready for a return to play. There's a lot for sport and physical activity providers to consider as lockdown restrictions evolve. We've got guidance on a range of topics to help you plan for the return to play.

View Return to Play Guidance here

A £15 million fund focuses on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups respond to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic.

Return to Play: Small Grants Fund Information

Funding support available

Visit Sport England

Updates on hygiene for sport and physical activity as lockdown eases

Visit hygiene guidelines here

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

View details on Tackling Inequalities Fund

The new Community Emergency Fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Visit the Community Emergency Fund page

Football Association

Oxfordshire Football Association support

Visit the FA Football's Staying Home page here 

Visit the FA Club and League Support Hub here

Read guidance for permitted Football activity here

Bicester Town Council

Charities - support for Coronavirus issues

Visit Bicester Town Council 

Banbury Town Council

Community projects

Banbury Town Council

Scottish and Southern Electricity Community Resilience Fund

Town and parish councils

Scottish and Southern Electricity community resilience fund

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-9

Food banks, elderly care, children's centre

Tesco Bags of Help grantfinder

Princes Trust and NatWest

18 to 30 years young entrepreneurs - business grants

Visit Princes Trust

Waste & Resources Action Programme

Surplus Food redistribution networks


Arts Council England

Arts and culture sector

Visit the Arts Council

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Sight Loss Sector

Visit TPT


Homelessness support


UK Government

Charities including hospices and organisations dealing with domestic abuse

Visit Gov.UK 

Visit new guidelines on returning to outdoor sport here

AOC Sport - every student active

Supporting students' health & wellbeing with resources for keeping students active

Visit AOC Sport

Awards for All - National Lottery Community Fund

Support for those most vulnerable and on lower income.

Visit NL Community Fund

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Grants for small businesses in hospitality & leisure

Visit Business support

Active Oxfordshire

Support for coaches, sports and physical activity clubs and groups

Visit Active Oxfordshire

RFU - Rugby Football Union

Rugby Club Support

Visit the RFU

Visit guidelines on the return to Rugby here

England and Wales Cricket Board

England Cricket support

Visit the ECB

Check the latest guidelines for returning to activity in a club setting

Updated Guidance here

Lawn Tennis Association

Tennis support and funding for clubs and coaches

Visit the LTA

Active Oxfordshire Funding Podcasts

View recordings of Webinars and Podcasts to help clubs with funding ideas in the ongoing crisis

Funding Webinar 8 April 12 noon

Funding Webinar 8 April 5:00 pm

Insurance Webinar 15 April 12 noon

Staying Connected Webinar 22 April 12 noon