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The Sportsman's Charity


Founded in 1983 The Sportsman's Charity has a reputation for running first-class events and distributing funds to a wide range of primarily Scottish charities working in the fields of sport, children and young people, disability and the disadvantaged.

Each year, the Charity identifies two partner organisations which will receive a significant proportion of the funds raised at The Sportsman's Dinner. In recent years the charities have included Combat Stress, the Scottish Golf Trust, Capability Scotland, Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Disability Sport.

As well as supporting some of the larger established charities, The Sportsman's Charity takes a special interest in smaller organisations for which a modest donation can make all the difference.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding: Grant

Type of cost: Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:£30,031

Notes on award amounts:

Annual total and average from 2020 accounts. The Charity's fundraising has been affected by Covid restrictions. Donations in 2020 were around half of those given in previous years. In 2021, they only awarded around £4,200.

Who can apply

Charities working in the area of sport, children,disability and the disadvantaged.

When to apply

Apply at any time.

How to apply

To apply for assistance email the funder. Please provide organisation and project details, and information on other funding applications made. The Sportsman's charity will then be in touch to discuss the application


  • The Charity has limited funds at its disposal and restricted areas within which it operates and therefore cannot support all causes for which appeals are made.

  • The Charity does not support individuals or animal welfare charities. It supports specifics and does not fund running costs, staffing costs or overheads.

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