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Sports Grants

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 25, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Round 2: Tuesday July 25, 2017

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Round 3: Tuesday October 3, 2017

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Round 4: Tuesday January 16, 2018

Tuesday February 6, 2018

For further information on how to obtain a grant, including the grant requirements, guidance and application forms, please visit https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/sportsandleisuregrants

Contact Details

For technical information about making an application contact:

Andrew Doodson - Senior Sports Development Officer
Tel: 01509 634592
E-mail: Sport@charnwood.gov.uk

For any information about the progress of a Grant contact Grants Administration