Sport Action Grant’s – Open for application

If you are involved in a local sport of community group you may be interested in the following, which I heard about via a tweet from Derbyshire Sports (@DerbysSport)

Derbyshire County Council have announced a new £180,000 Sports Action Grant fund to encourage clubs and community groups to promote healthy and active lifestyles and that the fund is now open for applications.

Sports clubs and local community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them provide activities that:

  • encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activities
  • promote healthy and active lifestyles
  • encourage volunteering within sport

Successful bids could include the development of existing local sports initiatives or new projects which support the council’s priority to promote healthy and rewarding lifestyles.

The guidance note on the county website advises that they would like to fund a wide range of different sports
projects and that groups can apply for funding to:

improve or renovate existing facilities

buy equipment available for use by more than one member of the group

pay for coaching costs eg for new sessions (maximum six sessions) or on an occasional basis to build knowledge and skills of existing coaches

pay for promotional costs of new sessions

pay for costs relating to a sporting event eg a summer gala to attract new volunteers, parents/carers or children

The fund will be distributed over 18 months through three timetabled rounds. The deadline for the first round of applications is December 9, 2011.

Application forms and further information can be found at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/sportsactiongrant
pay for sports development opportunities for club members