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The Peter Harrison Foundation

Small Grants of up to £5,000 and Major Grants of between £5,001 and £30,000 are available to UK registered charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) for sports-based projects providing sport and physical activity opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people and/or people with a disability.

Who can apply: UK registered charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that have been registered with their appropriate regulatory body (for example, the Charity Commission for England and Wales) for at least 2 years.

Key words: Capital, Revenue, Project Cost, Sport, Disability, Disadvantage, Developing Potential and Life Skills, Special Needs, Mental Health, United Kingdom.

The Peter Harrison Foundation operates two grant programmes, with most grants awarded through its Opportunities Through Sport Programme. The programmes are:

  1. Opportunities Through Sport and Physical Activity – the Foundation supports sporting activities that provide opportunities for people who are disabled, or for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills. Applications are accepted from registered charities across the United Kingdom.

The Foundation also operates a Discretionary Grants Programme.

The Trust will consider applications for capital, revenue or project funding and welcomes applications for physical activity initiatives that:

  • Give a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport.
  • Have a high degree of community involvement.
  • Have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity.
  • Help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction, and
  • Provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people.
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