Small local companies, national organisations and individuals are all approached for sponsorship funding.
Some things to consider before you ask for sponsorship:
There are also some sponsorship match funding schemes such as Sportsmatch
Want to find out more? The BIG Lottery Fund has written a really useful in-depth guide to sponsorship – how to get it and how to make it work for community groups
Only got 5 minutes? Take a look at this 5 minute fundraiser video from the Institute of Fundraising - its a really clear introduction to corporate fundraising (including, but not limited to sponsorship):