Equipment Grants & Funding Available

There are a number of different funding streams and grants available for the purchase of equipment including lights for sporting activities that can be applied for to purchase Ritelite’s Mobile and Portable lighting towers specifically the Quad Pod K50 & K65 and Sports-LITE Training Kits.

Our sales team have lots of experience in guiding customers through the grant application process so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your lighting requirements for our advice and a bespoke quotation.

Below are links to possible relevant grants from funding bodies across the UK.

Sports Club Funding

  • There are hundreds of funding streams offered through Sport England for charities, education establishments, individuals, leisure operators, local authorities, profit making businesses and sports clubs.
  • Further details can be found here – Our funds

  • Sport England’s Together Fund Is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund set up in 2020 to support the sport and physical activity sector through the Covid-19 crisis. This Fund will see another £20 million invested in helping further growth and recovery of community organisations. Find Out More

Football Foundation
  • Football Foundation grants of up-to £25,000 that does not exceed 75% of the total project costs
  • Funded by the Premier League, FA and Government (via Sport England)
  • Full criteria can be found here – Your Guide to Small Grants

England Rugby
  • The grant search facility allows you to search through thousands of grants and loans that could help your club
  • Funded by the RFU and Government (via Sport England)
  • Full details can be found here – Funding

  • Sport England – Return to Play Fund

England Hockey
  • Modernising a lighting system could be funding through England Hockey
  • Funded by the Active Partnerships and Government (via Sport England)
  • Full details can be found here – Funding for Facilities

England Netball
  • Size of bids between £1,000 and £150,000 to improve existing sports facilities
  • Funded by England Netball and Government (via Sport England’s community asset fund)
  • Full details can be found here – Funding Sources

Lawn Tennis
  • British Tennis funding is allocated on a 50:50 loan to grant ratio

  • Applicants are expected to pay for 25% of the project cost
  • Full details can be found here – Funding Guidelines

Sport Wales

The funding is awarded on a sliding scale:

Sport Scotland
  • The Sport Facilities Fund (SFF) supports capital projects that create or improve places where people take part in sport and physical activity.
  • Specific funds for floodlights that increase capacity at appropriate sports facilities
  • Full details can be found here – Download Guidelines PDF

Sports Northern Ireland
  • Sport Northern Ireland has accounts a plan to invest £17.5m of its National Lottery funding into sports facility projects over the next five years
  • Further details can be found here – Our Funding Programmes

Scottish Rugby Logo
  • Scottish Rugby has confirmed a funding package of £6.5million to support community clubs in Scotland as the sport emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Funding of up to £5,000 available to grassroots clubs

  • National Lottery offer funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities

  • Funding programmes for amounts over £10,000 are also available

  • Full details can be found here – The National Lottery Community Fund

Oakland Foudation

The Oakland Foundation supports projects in Worcestershire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire in supporting the needs of children through a range of educational and youth projects based on education, health, nutrition and sport.

Cymru Football Foundation
  • The Fit-For-Future Equipment Fund offers grants of up to £30k for projects up to 40K with target partnership funding of 20%
  • 2 application windows per year
  • Example equipment projects includes Portable Floodlights

Sport England’s Small grants programme have grants of up to £15,000 available for 2023 to provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active.

The programme will also prioritise projects that focus on environmental sustainability, can demonstrate how they connect with their communities, provide the biggest possible impact to those who need it most and are working with people living in areas of disadvantage.

School Funding

Sport England
Active Partnership
  • Active Partnerships work across sport and community and can provide grant or bursary advise on which funds are available in your region.
  • You can find your local partnership at Active Partnerships

  • Active Lancashire Case Study

HAF Alliance

Opening Schools Facilities Funding (OSF)

  • Funding from the Department of Education to help schools open their sports facilities outside of the school day to both school and community users to create a sustainable change in increased physical activity levels in communities where they are needed most.

Case Study

Active Lancashire

Extending pupil and community provision through new floodlit facilities

Active Lancashire, Unity College and Haslingden High School


Ritelite (systems) Ltd is now able to offer finance for the purchase of any of its Mobile Area Lighting products.

Please call a member of the sales team today on 01780 758585 to discuss this in more detail and to get a bespoke agreement to meet your requirements. 1-5 year finance options are available*

*Excludes sole trader and partnership businesses