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Funding Options for Floodlights, Sports and Grounds Equipment

Sports clubs and groups looking to upgrade their facilities can often take advantage of funding schemes from recognised sporting bodies to encourage participation. At sportsequip, we’re happy to supply quotes for floodlights, goals, ball stop netting, boundary fencing, spectator barriers, team shelters and more that can be submitted as part of your application.

Football Foundation

For example, The Football Foundation often make funding available for  which help grass roots football clubs to extend (or add) evening training sessions during winter months, whilst widening the opportunities for new players to take part in sessions. The criteria for funding for portable floodlights can be found within the Football Foundations 'Looking for Funding' pages. This covers who can and can't apply, specifics on which items of equipment are eligible and maximum funding allowances.

If you think you may be eligible and wish to apply for funding for floodlights, you'll require two quotes for Sports-Lite Portable Floodlights (please contact us) and any other supporting documents. Then you can visit the Football Foundation website, click 'Get Started', select the 'Other Small Grants' option and begin your application.

Funding is often available for other sports too, so whether you are running a hockey, cricket, tennis, rugby, netball or other sports club, school/college or other community sports facility, it is worth researching the support available, as you may find that you are eligible to apply for grants/funding to help move your project forward. Most sporting bodies also offer fundraising tips and guidance.

Criteria and restrictions for funding varies depending upon the association and the ultimate aim of the fund, however the following links may provide useful starting points for those seeking grants or financial assistance to improve their sports and grounds facilities.


National Sporting Bodies

Sport EnglandSport England

Range of funding streams for sports facilities (including charities, for-profit businesses, local authorities, sports clubs and schools) located in England.
Note: Football only projects are referred to The Football Foundation schemes.

Sport ScotlandSport Scotland

Funding for sports projects in Scotland that promote participation and progression, with grants up to £100,000 for eligible projects in sports clubs, communities and schools. Includes sports equipment and floodlights.

Sport WalesSport Wales

Grants from £300 to £50,000 aimed at sports clubs wishing to increase participation, widen reach and improve their sports facilities. Includes funding for new sports equipment, floodlights and pitch improvements.

Sport Northern IrelandSport Northern Ireland

Range of schemes offering access to funding for sport facilities located in Northern Ireland.

Please note: Our trading agreement for floodlights only allows us to distribute these products in England, Wales, Scotland and the Channel Islands.


Football Sporting Bodies

The Football FoundationFootball Foundation

Grants (up to £25,000) for replacement football goal posts, ball stop netting, perimeter barriers and portable floodlights for grass roots football facilities.

Premier League Stadium FundPremier League Stadium Fund

Funding for league teams in England, including ball stop netting, floodlighting, dugouts, boundary fencing, pitch barriers and more.


Rugby Sporting Bodies

England RugbyEngland Rugby

Information and tools to help find applicable grants and loans to help your rugby club. Funding for rugby clubs is also available through Sport England.

Scottish RugbyScottish Rugby

Funding opportunities for Scottish grass roots rugby clubs. Scottish Rugby provide investment, support and guidance for clubs to widen participation and help ensure that Scottish rugby thrives.

Welsh RugbyWelsh Rugby

The WRU Facilities Grants and Pitch Improvement Funds aim to help Welsh rugby clubs to improve participation and improve playing and training facilities.


Other Sporting Bodies

England HockeyEngland Hockey

Advice and links to help your hockey club receive funding, whether it’s for upgrading hockey goals, new floodlighting or building a new hockey pitch. Funding for hockey clubs is also available through Sport England.

England NetballEngland Netball

Advice and support for netball clubs, helping them to raise money through crowd funding projects and private financing. Support for netball clubs is also available through Sport England.

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)LTA

Fundraising advice and guidance on revenue streams for tennis facilities. Grants for improving tennis accessibility and installation of floodlights to enable more activities to take place are also available through Sport England.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)ECB

The ECB, in conjunction with Sport England provide grants and funding for cricket clubs to improve their facilities and increase participation. Funding applications are open to all ECB affiliated clubs in England and Wales.

The National Lottery Community FundNational Lottery Community Fund

The Community Fund aims to help support projects that bring communities together, improving places and spaces so that they reach their full potential.