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Sport-related grants for communities

There are sport-related grants available to communities across the West Midlands as part of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games legacy work.

We, Birmingham City Council, Sport England and The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) have developed the Physical Activity Legacy. 

The objectives of the Physical Activity Legacy are:

  • To improve access and opportunities to reduce inactivity
  • To target support to those most in need
  • To encourage walking and cycling and developing facilities for community use
  • To support people and communities to look after their mental health

As part of the legacy, Sport England’s Active Partnerships have small grant funding available for local community organisations who have been inspired by the Games. This can help to get more people active or grow community organisations club membership

Other grant opportunities include building and capital improvements via Sport England, which is responsible for growing and developing grassroots sport and getting more people active across the country.

Find out how to get sport-related grants:

In Birmingham, Sport Birmingham charity offers support and advice about their grant schemes - Our funding - Sport Birmingham

For Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, support and advice is available from the Think Active charity - Funding – Think Active

For Black Country, Active Black Country will be able to help you - Funding and Investment - Active Black Country

Find out more information from the Birmingham 2022's Legacy Charity - United by 2022 (

For details about Sport England funding, including the Commonwealth Games Places and Spaces Fund, go to  Our funds | Sport England