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The William Colton Youth Sports Fund (Closes September 30th 2021 *subject to early close if oversubscribed*)

Fund Aims

The William Colton Sports Fund was established in 2012. It is named after William Colton, a self-made rope and twine manufacturer who established his business in the mid-19th century in Leicester. William eventually became a city alderman and the family business is now a packaging materials distributor based in Loughborough.

This fund is to support sports clubs, societies or groups that deliver sporting activities that benefit the physical and mental health of young people between the ages of 5 and 21.


Please note: This fund does not currently support football, darts, equestrian or dance based projects


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Grants are available across Leicestershire and Rutland from £1,000 up to £3,000 and must be spent within a year of receiving the grant.


Dates and Deadlines:

Fund opens: August 1st 2021

Fund closes: September 30th at 5pm
Please note that we reserve the right to close the fund sooner than this if we are oversubscribed

Decisions will be made at a panel and groups will be notified  by December 2021.


Before applying please read The William Colton Youth Sports Fund Eligibility and Guidance Notes


To apply please click HERE


Please contact a member of the grants team if you have any queries or need help at any stage of the application process. We are always happy to help in any way we can.

Telephone: 07310 166 399 or 07496 179 376