Our YorWellbeing Small Grants Fund (SGF) can help clubs and organisations to:

  • better engage with their local communities
  • reduce health inequalities
  • increase participation in sport
  • deliver quality sports and activity experiences

The grant must be used to fulfil one of these criteria, and covers:

  • coach/volunteer training
  • equipment costs
  • venue hire, or
  • new activity programmes

YorWellbeing SGF applications

Before making your application to our Small Grants Fund (SGF), please note:

  • funding is limited to £500 for each application
  • we only accept one application per organisation per financial year
  • we may ask you for evidence to prove legitimate use of funds

Download Small Grants Fund application form.

The funding window for this grant round is now closed. We'll announce opening dates for further rounds on this page.

YorWellbeing Hub Club Fund

Our YorWellbeing Hub Club project 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 YorWellbeing Hub Club

This funding is initially available to three clubs, however:

  • each application is limited to £1,000 of funding
  • we only accept one application per organisation per financial year
  • we may ask you for evidence to prove legitimate use of funds

Download the Hub Club guidance notes and Hub Club funding application form.

For further help applying for funding, email Matt Orme: matthew.orme@york.gov.uk or telephone: 01904 553377.

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 have a voluntary committee member responsible for health and wellbeing (for which they'd receive free training). We'd expect your ‘Health Ambassador’ 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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