Applications are now closed

£200,000 is available in small grants for grassroots sports clubs in need

Flutter UKI are delighted to team up with the UK leading charity Sported for the 2023 edition of Cash4Clubs, offering small grants of 2,000 GBP/Euro to community sports clubs and organisations across the UK and Ireland. 

Due to an unprecedented volume of applications received, the Cash4Clubs 2023 programme is now closed to new applicants. 

If you are planning to apply, please ensure your application is received by this date in order to be considered for funding.

Winners will be notified early 2024.

Background to Cash4Clubs​

Cash4Clubs was set up in 2008 by Paddy Power, now part of Flutter UKI, to support local sports clubs. Since then, it has grown in size and reach  helping hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and Ireland by ensuring they have access to local sports and supporting the sustainability of clubs. 

Community sport is more than just the game; it's an investment in the health, resilience, and future of our communities. Sport promotes healthy living, it has the power to bring people together, fostering relationships, and transforming lives for the better.  We believe that sport is not just for the elite. It is for everyone and we want to get behind the clubs across the UK and Ireland that are part of the backbone of our communities.  

This is why we are working with Sported, the UK’s largest network of community sports groups, to get vital funds to the clubs that need it most. The cost of living crisis following the pandemic has put enormous pressure on community sports and the threat of closure is real. The ramifications of these clubs closing their doors would be devastating to communities up and down the country.

We also believe that communities know best how to allocate their funding which is why grants are unrestricted. This means the money goes to the clubs that need it most in the way that can help best. 



In order to be eligible for funding, clubs and organisations must be either registered charities or clubs with a structured governance and constitution. We are also keen to hear from clubs that are targeting communities from deprived areas. ​

Whilst funding is unrestricted, we are particularly interested to hear from clubs that are using sport for other social purposes such as developing skills, reducing crime or addressing anti-social behaviour.​

All relevant information on guidelines and application process can be found online HERE  from the 18th October.

Please note that due to an unprecedented volume of applications received, the Cash4Clubs 2023 programme is now closed. 

If you have applied, please note that the high number of applications will also result in a more competitive process.

Who are Sported?

Sported are the UK’s largest network of community groups supporting half a million young people to overcome barriers to reach their full potential.​

They work with over 2,600 grassroots groups deeply rooted within their communities, 45% of which are operating in the most deprived areas of the UK.​

Their network is open to any community group using sport or physical activity to make a difference.​

They champion highly committed passionate local people running groups and provide professional expertise, resources and operational support, free of charge, to help their groups survive and thrive.