Funding is a key element to successful club and community development. Sources are commonly used to acquire equipment, provide training for officials/volunteers, to pay for the hire of facilities or run outreach projects.

First Steps  

Applying for funding can be a daunting process, but there is help at hand. Sport England's Club Matters hub provides clear and useful funding guidance to support you with your project bids. Visit their website for 'before you start' support, information on generating income and more:

Club Matters - Club Finances, Funding Guidance

North West Leicestershire District Council Grant Schemes 

Our Council teams have a variety of grant schemes available that all accept applications from Sports Clubs. For more information on each of our grants use the links below:

Small Grant Scheme

Zero Carbon Grant

Coalville Special Expenses Community Grant 

Community and Sports Clubs Coronavirus Support Grant

Alternative Sources & Information

Try our partners, Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport's, funding finder tool to search a range of local, regional and national funding sources. Utilise the filter options to narrow your search to suit your project from equipment to facility development and everything in-between:

LRS Funding Finder 

Sport England support many fantastic projects and have their small grants, community asset fund, major events engagement fund, and strategic facilities schemes. Read more about each of these: 

Sport England Funding Streams

Read more about the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) Grants which are for community-based projects and activities that are specifically focused on supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities:

LCC also provide further funding support through information bulletins, funding toolkits, online funding & information resources and more:

Funding & Related Support for Community Organisations

If you would like any further advice finding a funding stream please contact our Sports Development Team:  or 01530 454735. 

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Last updated: Tue 21 September, 2021 @ 15:18