Welcome to the Les Mills Fund for Children. Here you will find more information about our grants and how to apply. Our mission is to create a healthier and fitter planet and we want to make the opportunity available to everyone. Unfortunately, this isn’t always a reality so we want to do our bit to ensure as many children as we can get the opportunity to grow up healthy, fit and most importantly; happy.

LMFC works with carefully selected organisations who share our values and have the resources available to help children. LMFC raises money to fund other charitable projects within the UK. In order to raise money our dedicated team carry out a wide range of charitable work.

What do we fund?

We award the funds we raise to registered charities and accountable non-profit organisations who we believe will do their most to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Your work may focus on one or more of these areas:

  1. Living in Poverty
  2. Physical & Mental Health Problems
  3. Health & Wellbeing
  4. Living With Disability

Quarterly deadlines 2017:

  • 7th February
  • 9th May
  • 25th July
  • 10th October

Quarterly deadlines 2018:

  • 6th February
  • 8th May
  • 24th July
  • 9th October

Our advisory committee (AC) meets every 3 months to invite grant proposals from charities and individual projects, working in the youth health and fitness field. The AC comprises of senior Les Mills executives and independent experts in the fields of education, health and fitness. Its members meet to evaluate the proposals and advise the board on the most appropriate areas for support.

How much can you apply for?

We invite applications for up to £1,000. We want to support a wide range and number of youth causes that inspire children to get active.  Please use the grant application form and submit it by 5pm on the day of the deadline to

Can you reapply?

If you are unsuccessful, we request that you allow 1 year before reapplying, allowing other causes to request support. If you have received a grant, you are requested to submit a grant report form to when the project completes. You may then reapply for continuation funding, however there is no guarantee of continued support so this should not be planned for.

Les Mills UK and Les Mills Fund for Children have been proud to support a range of great causes which inspire children to get active. Some examples of grants we have awarded are:

£5,000 Panathlon Foundation – for the Panathlon Challenge for young people with disabilities, to fund tournaments and specialist equipment
£2,500 JT Inspires – to promote the fitness of children and young people with congenital heart disease
£500 Clydesdale Hockey Club – for coaching and equipment costs for primary school hockey competitions in Greater Glasgow
£1,000 Shadwell Community Project – to develop its outdoor play space which is used by children and young people from deprived areas in the local community

You can also find and download this information in our LMFC grant guidelines for charities.