FreeSport

About FreeSport

FreeSport, in association with Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives, funds sports clubs, youth groups and community organisations with grants of up to £1,500 to provide free sports activities for Londoners.

Applying for funding

Applications are not currently being accepted for FreeSport funding.

What is FreeSport?

FreeSport is a small grants programme that awards grants of up to £1,500 to approximately 150 different organisations across London twice a year.

FreeSport aims to:

  • encourage and offer ways for people to take part in sport and physical activity
  • provide participants with over six hours of free sports coaching
  • encourage ongoing participation beyond the FreeSport sessions
  • target groups who traditionally do not take part in sport regularly, such as: women; people with disabilities; black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.
  • fund organisations that do not traditionally engage with sporting activities so they can trial sporting programmes, such as Age UK or refugee organisations.
  • fund a range of activities across every London borough, from traditional sports like football to more modern activities like dance.

Who is eligible to apply for funding?

To be eligible for FreeSport funding, projects must:

  • be free to participants
  • provide a minimum of 8 hours activity
    • 70% of participants must take part in a minimum of 6 hours activity
  • target inactive people
    • 20% of your participants need to be previously inactive (people who have participated in less than 30 minutes exercise in the last month)
  • be inclusive and accessible
  • engage at least 10% disabled participants
  • engage new participants
  • have you received FreeSport funding before? We ask that participants you target are different to those who took part in the previous FreeSport round.

How do I join in with a FreeSport activity?

You can find information on joining in with FreeSport activities here.

Manage a grant

If you have an existing project and would like to manage your grant, you can use these resources:

Summer 2016