Postcode Lottery Funding Available For Girls Football

The Postcode Lottery have opened the application process to allow not-for-profit sports groups to apply for funding to help encourage girls and women

Their Community Sports programme allows not-for-profit sports groups to apply for set packages of goods, which are then distributed to successful applicants – and has already supported 97 clubs and organisations across Great Britain to deliver community sporting projects.

Going forward, future rounds will focus on specific sports and target groups – the first of which will be to encourage girls and women to take part in team sports.

Between August 15th- 26th 2016, they will be accepting applications which help girls and women become more active in team sports - with a specific focus on the following women’s team sports only:

  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Netball
  • Basketball

Why are the Postcode Lottery focusing on this? Across Great Britain, 22% of the population take part in team sports. However, more men play sport than women - with recent Sport England research outlining that 40.7% of men play sport at least once a week compared to 31.7% of women.

Women also predominantly take part in individual sports - such as swimming or running, and do not participate as fully in community-led, team sports.

If you wish to renew kit and equipment for an all-female team or even start up a new one, this grant round is exactly for you. 

Applicants must fully read the Guidance Notes and Package Details attached, before registering to complete the Online Application Form - which will only be available during the round dates at this link:

Once all applications have been assessed, organisations will then receive feedback by the end of September.

A further round focusing on a different target group within community sports will run during October, more details of which will be posted in due course.

Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills & resources to effect change in their own communities. Postcode Community Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.


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