The Sportsmatch Scheme

Sportsmatch is a government run and funded organisation who seek to encourage business to back sport by matching pound for pound new sponsors.

The minimum amount is £1,000 and the maximum amount for any one project £50,000.

Sportsmatch require a grassroots involvement in sport and a well thought out project to match. They not only rigorously audit the project but also oversee the amount of publicity that the sponsors receive in return for their investment in sport.

Projects can be for one year or over three years and can be for both cash or in kind sponsorship. There is no limit to the number of applications a society can make provided they fulfil all the requirements . Last year sportsmatch invested over six million pounds in British sport and rugby union received the biggest share of this.

NLDRFURS are keen to be involved in the scheme as part of their overall plans to produce a vibrant and sustainable programme of community involvement.

If you or your company would like to discuss a possible sportsmatch application please contact Brian Parkinson by email on Sportsmatch involvement will double the effect of any sponsorship and guarantee that you receive maximum exposure in return for your investment.

For more information on Sportsmatch, go to