The Cash for Kids Sports Challenge is a fundraising competition for grassroots sports groups. The funds support initiatives to encourage the participation of disadvantaged or disabled children and young people in sports.

Currently, only groups from certain locations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland may apply for funding. Applicants are advised to check the Cash for Kids website for the eligible regions.

The following organisations who work for the benefit of disadvantaged or disabled young people (up to and including the age of 18) may apply:

  • Local sports groups with a formal governance document.
  • Charities, community, and voluntary groups that deliver sport or physical activity in their community with a formal governance document.
  • Community amateur sports clubs.
  • After-school sports clubs.

If selected, the group must fundraise as much money as they can (from 7 September to 7 October) and finalise the Cash for Kids grant application form on the GivingisEasy platform that was completed as part of the application process.

The top three fundraising groups will receive an additional £5,000, £2,500 and £1,500, respectively. Furthermore, there are special awards of £500 each for the Teamwork Award and Sports Challenge Champion Award.

The closing date for applications for groups to be considered for the fundraising competition is midday on 2 September 2024.