How do I get support or funding for my club?

Club Development and Funding

The team can help clubs with a range of issues that they may be experiencing.

  • How to create club documents e.g. constitutions, volunteer role descriptions or policies and procedures
  • Facility improvements
  • Funding applications
  • Coaches and Volunteers

We work closely with National Governing Bodies of Sport and can assist clubs in obtaining the nationally recognised 'ClubMark' award.

The team are very experienced in helping those who are preparing funding bids with the relevant funding organisations.  There are many organisations that provide a wide range of funding streams to help develop your club further.

East Kent Club and Coaches Forum

This new forum was launched in 2013 and will be repeated annually.

The aim is to;

  • Give you and your club a voice
  • Access advice on funding for your club athletes and coaches
  • Receive regular emails with up-to-date information about club development, funding opportunities and events
  • Meet members of other sports clubs and organisations
  • Club development opportunities including support with ClubMark accreditation

To book your place on future 'Forums' please contact Colin Rouse on 01843 577032 or e-mail


TDC Sports Development team also provide a small Sports development grant for clubs that show a commitment to improving participation within their sport.  The funding has two rounds available to all Clubs, Coaches and Talented Performers in Thanet.  For more information please download an application form.

Round 1 Open from: 1st April - 30th September 2015.

Round 2 Open from: 1st December 2015 - 1st March 2016.

 For external funding please see:

Kent County Playing Fields Association

Grant aid is available to parish councils and voluntary organisations towards the cost of providing children's recreational facilities only. The maximum grant is £1,000 per application and payment will be made upon completion and inspection of the project and the submission of receipted accounts.

There are also small grants available towards the upkeep etc of artificial wickets, the amount of these grants is dependent on the scheme and at the discretion of the Loans and Grants Committee. These grants are available at any time to members.

Thanet District Council Sport & Leisure team have continued to work in partnership with the KCPFA and a full list of funding schemes available can be found at: KCPFA Funding Schemes