Our Sport and Active Leisure Team make funding for sports clubs accessible through our Small Grants Fund and our Hub Club Fund. Funding applications will be considered from any sports club in the City of York Council area.

Funding for sports clubs is also available through other independent organisations, and further support for sports clubs is available from the Sport and Active Leisure Team.

Small Grants Fund

Our Small Grants Fund can help clubs and organisations, with grants available for:

  • coach and volunteer training
  • equipment costs
  • venue hire
  • new activity programmes

Grant applications must meet one of the following criteria, with clubs aiming to:

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Apply for Small Grants Funding

Before making your application to the Small Grants Fund, please note:

  • funding is limited to £500 for each application
  • we only accept 1 application per organisation per financial year (April to March)
  • evidence may be requested to show legitimate use of funds

We're currently inviting new Small Grants Fund applications. Applications should be submitted by 5 January 2020.

For further information about applying for funding, contact the Sport and Active Leisure Team.

Hub Club Fund

Our Hub Club Fund aims to help sports clubs engage with local communities by developing hubs for use as community venues.

We want to support sports clubs to:

  • increase numbers using their facilities
  • host lots of different activities
  • bring in revenue through facility hire

Apply to become a Hub Club

Before making your application to the Hub Club Fund, please note:

  • funding is limited to £1000 for each application
  • there is a limit of 1 application per organisation per financial year
  • evidence may be requested to show legitimate use of funds
  • funding will be made available to a total of 5 clubs

We're currently inviting Hub Club fund applications:

For further help applying for funding, contact the Sport and Active Leisure Team.

Responsibilities of Hub Club Fund bid winners

If you're successful, you'll receive £1,000 of funding to spend on improving what you offer to existing members.

Your club should also offer new 'community engagement sessions' tailored to appeal to the local community, and shouldn't be offered as additional sessions exclusive to existing members.

We'd also expect you to appoint a voluntary committee member as your ‘Community Health Champion’, responsible for health and wellbeing. We'd provide free training and would expect your ‘Community Health Champion’ to develop further health and wellbeing initiatives within your Hub Club.

Sport England funding programme

Sport England is committed to helping communities across the country create 'sporting habits for life'.

They invest in organisations and projects which aim to get more people taking up and continuing to play sport.

The Sport England funding programme is open to a wide range of organisations including sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities.

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