Accessing sports funding has just been made easier thanks to a new initiative launched by Lightmain.

Lightmain, one of the UKs leading suppliers of multi use games areas, has joined forces with Safe Consultancy, a funding specialist aimed at helping not-for-profit organisations achieve their sports funding goals.

Who is eligible?

The partnership has opened the doors for a number of audiences to access to full or part funding to help turn their project into a reality.

Audiences include:

  • schools
  • parish councils
  • community groups
  • charities

What does it include?

The advice service is free and includes:

  • an assessment of eligibility
  • the identification of a funding stream
  • support if needed with the application form
  • costings for the project.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure the application is submitted and wait to hear the result.

Making sure you are eligible

To ensure eligibility, an organisation must be:

  • not-for-profit
  • have a minimum of three people on their management committee
  • have a bank account in the group’s name
  • the bank account must have a minimum of two signatories to authorise payments

This is a financially risk free service for customers for applications up to the value of £10,000.

Paul Collings, Managing Director of Lightmain said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations who are struggling with funds to help bring their project to life.

“The provision of exercise and fitness opportunities for young people within the community as well as in schools is essential, however it isn’t always possible because of budget restrictions. Our funding partnership is a pathway to access funding streams which many of our customers don’t know about. It’s an exciting addition to Lightmain’s offering to customers.”

Who are Lightmain?

Lightmain is a supplier of multi use games areas, an outdoor sports court aimed at promoting multiple sports including football, basketball, netball, tennis and hockey. Other Lightmain products include skate ramps, street furniture, Pumptrack and youth shelters.

What to do next

For more information about how Lightmain can help with your funding, please contact the team on 0114 282 1259, email, or visit the website