Funding


At Active Charnwood we offer funding to individuals, clubs and organisations that are in need of additional finance to run their projects and activities.

For any information about the progress of a grant contact the team or visit the Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport Funding Finder for more on local funding opportunities.


Sports funding grants

We have four different types of sports funding grants:

  • Sports Development Grant
  • Sports Facilities Grant
  • Coach and Official Education Grant
  • Talent Support Grant

Application dates

The table below shows the new application deadlines and decision dates for these grant schemes. We usually advise applicants of the outcome of their application within ten working days of the decision date.

Round 1

Deadline Date:

3rd November 2020

Review Date:

17th November 2020

Round 2

Deadline Date:

19th January 2021

Review Date:

2nd February 2021


Sports Development Grants

The Sport development grant can assist with:

  • Providing opportunities that will benefit our residents within the borough
  • Costs of developing an existing programme, a new club or a new activity
  • Costs of sports or physical activity related projects that are developmental

Grants will normally be awarded to a maximum of £250.

Whilst there is no requirement for match funding, contributions from applicants or partner organisations will be encouraged.

How can I get involved?

To access the application form and to read further guidance on applying, please open the attachments below.


Sports Facilities Grants

The sports facilities grant provides assistance in providing, improving or retaining essential playing facilities and ancillary accommodations.

The applicant must contribute at least 25% of the total cost of the proposed project from their own funds and must be able to identify the sources providing the balance of the project costs; grants will be awarded to a maximum of £1,500.

How do i get involved?

To access the application form and to read further guidance on applying, please open the attachments below.


Coach and Official Education Grants

The coach and official education grant offers assistance in enabling coaches and officials to improve qualifications and experience, to support the development of their sport and club.

Each grant application will be considered on its own merits and the club must operate within the borough of Charnwood. Grants will normally be awarded to a maximum rate of 50% and not exceeding £250.

Applications will be considered for a minimum course cost of £20.

How can I get involved?

To access the application form and to read further guidance on applying, please open the attachments below.


Talent Support Grants

The talent support grant we offer at Charnwood Borough Council is given to applicants who are in need of:

  • Essential items of equipment/clothing required to compete and train
  • Cost of travel for training and competitions
  • Cost of facility hire for training
  • Coaching costs (but not a coach's salary)
  • Competition costs - e.g. overnight accommodation, meals, entry fee
  • Club subscription costs.

Grants will normally be awarded to a maximum rate of 50% and not exceeding £250.

Only one grant application may be approved per applicant per year.

How can I get involved?

To access the application form and to read further guidance on applying, please open the attachments below.


Need help?

If you need further information or support about an application, please get in touch with the team:

Email: sport@charnwood.gov.uk

Call: 01509 634592