Funding Streams

Regional Course Bursaries 2022

Please click herefor details of the course bursaries available for SwimMark clubs 2022 which includes the link to submit applications. We have included the IoS/Swim England Land Training (Swimming) certificate which is due to launch during 2022, clubs and coaches will be notified when this is available.

We would be grateful when submitting the first application the club details for payment are reconfirmed to

Account Name: (not branch i.e. ___ Swimming Club)

Account Number:

Sort Code:

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, should you need any safeguarding certificates attached to a members account please feel free to send these through along with their Swim England number we can attach this to the members account.


Sport England x Crowdfunder

Are you looking to create, enhance or redevelop a sports facility for the benefit of your community? You could get up to £10,000 in funding from the Places and Spaces fund in partnership with Sport England and Crowdfunder! Eligible organisations include sports clubs, charities, community, voluntary, and social enterprise sector organisations, and town or parish councils. Find out more about the fund and apply today:

Please see below some links for successful Places & Spaces campaigns which you may want to use as an example:


Get funding for your club!

Swim England clubs like yours have just received a share of £23,000. Want to be in the next payment run? Register your club with easyfundraising to start earning free funding when your members shop online at over 6,000 retailers.


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

Sport England have announced a new funding stream to celebrate the Jubilee; the £5 million pot is part of more than £22m of investment from the National Lottery in schemes across various sectors that’ll celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. The funds could be used for things such as facility hire and coaching costs, or even small capital improvements. Find out more and apply to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund by clicking here:


Swim England’s new toolkit to offer ‘accessible’ financial guidance to clubs

Swim England has started work on a new toolkit which will aim to offer ‘accessible’ financial guidance to aquatics clubs. The toolkit is being produced after the ‘Return to Water’ survey revealed that one of the main challenges faced by clubs was financial sustainability. The toolkit will help to equip clubs with the necessary knowledge for them to manage their finances efficiently, as well as support them with the process. The progress of the toolkit will be documented with updates from Swim England, with a view of officially launching the resource in spring 2022.


Coronavirus Grant Income: Tax Implications

Some clubs may not have realised, but this funding can have implications for corporation tax. Sport England Club Matters have distributed the following guide explaining how corporation tax works for different legal structures, how tax is calculated on Coronavirus Grant Income and how organisations can make payments and file tax returns:


Easyfundraising offer for clubs

Raise money when your members and supporters shop online with over 6,000+ retailers! Clubs can earn donations as their supporters shop at popular online stores through Easyfundraising. Find out more by clicking the following link:


Sport England £20m Together Fund

A further £20 million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the nation continues its recovery from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Last year, as part of our initial response to the crisis, we launched the £20m Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) that focused on lower socio-economic groups, culturally diverse communities, disabled people and those with long-term health conditions. Now, a further £20m will be spent on helping the same audiences to become active or get more active as TIF becomes the Together Fund. Read more here:


Amazon Smile:

Remind your members to use when they shop on Amazon in the lead up to Christmas to raise free donations for your club!
It’s as simple as this:
• Choose your favourite charity – Thousands of local and national charitable organisations.
• Shop at – Same products, same prices, same services as the Amazon you know.
• Amazon donates to your chosen charity – Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
To enrol your club please use this link:


Funds available to help clubs and organisations:

We know how difficult the new national restrictions are making it for sports clubs and physical activity organisations. Sport England has a number funding opportunities for those who’ve been affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Last week, they reopened their Return to Play: Small Grants fund, which was paused for a few days so it could refocus on helping those who deliver sport and physical activity through the additional challenges that this period of national restrictions brings. Two other coronavirus-related funds, Return to Play: Community Asset Fund and Return to Play: Active Together, are also open for applications. Find out more here:


Club Matters

There is a wide range of resources and guidance available on generating funding via the Club Matters Website.

This includes an ‘A-Z Of Fundraising Ideas’, top tips on member subscriptions and a sponsorship toolkit for example. If you’re thinking of applying for some funding and want some help on that then visit the interactive Club Matters Funding Guidance page.