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Sports Grants

*** Extra funding round opened. Applications invited by Tuesday 26th March 2019 ***

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

Type of Funding

Sports Funding Grants are available in the following categories:

  • Sports Development Grants - to help meet the initial costs of establishing a new club/section or to expand your club's sporting programme (up to a max. of £250).
  • Coach/Official Education Grants - to assist with education/training course fees (up to 50% of costs, max. £250).
  • Sports Facilities Grants - to help improve or retain your facilities (max. £1500 normally up to 50% of cost).
  • Talent Support Grants - to recognise individual talented sports performers in Charnwood and encourage them to develop their full potential (max. £250 normally up to 50% of cost).

Who May Apply?

  • Properly constituted organisations (sample available).
  • Organisations must be voluntary and not constituted for profit.
  • Organisations must have a membership system which is open to all.
  • Qualifying individuals living in the borough.

What Are the Funding Limits?

Grants have been issued in the past ranging from £50 - £1,500.

Application Deadlines and Decision Dates

The table below shows the application deadlines and decision dates for this grant scheme. Meetings of the Charnwood Grants Panel take place quarterly. Applications are normally needed one month prior to Grants Panel meetings, but certain categories of grant also have specific requirements. We usually advise applicants of the outcome of their application within ten working days of the decision date.

Application Deadline

Decision Date (Grants Panel)

Round 1: Tuesday April 24, 2018

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Round 2: Tuesday July 24, 2018

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Round 3: Tuesday October 2, 2018

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Round 4: Tuesday January 15, 2019

Tuesday February 5, 2019

Round 5: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Tuesday April 9, 2019

A copy of our Grants leaflet is available to view online below.