The Centre is funded by donations, grants and in-kind support from its Advisory Council members, each of whom are committed to upholding the Sporting Chance Principles. Maintaining and safeguarding our independence, integrity, impartiality and reputation are paramount in any donor relationship we enter into and we apply our Donor Policy (available in our Policy Handbook) to all funding agreements.

We engage with constituents across the sports ecosystem and we seek to balance income from a range of governments, foundations, sports bodies, and companies. Donations from sports organisations, sporting event organisers, and corporations go into the Centre’s core funding with no conditions or restrictions attached, while grants from governments and foundations may be programme or project specific with agreed deliverables. The Centre also maintains a dedicated trading subsidiary to undertake strategic advisory services, provide policy advice and undertake technical cooperation projects on a bilateral basis where there is a clear strategic use for the Centre's capacity and such projects are in line with and support the Centre's delivery of its strategic plan.


Current donors: 

AB InBev

BT plc

Clifford Chance Foundation

Government of Switzerland

Government of the United States of America



Oak Foundation


Special Olympics

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (Qatar)

The Coca-Cola Company

The Proctor & Gamble Company

Tides Foundation


We are also grateful to receive pro bono support from Clifford Chance LLP.