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Sports club funding

  • Sports club funding

The Sport Matters Team work in partnership with Kent Sport, who levers funds into sport from trusts, foundations, governing bodies of sport, Sport England, the European Union, the National Lottery and other funding agencies.

Visit http://www.kentsport.org for more information.

We also provide information about the different funding streams available.

Kent FA - £30,000 Boost to Kent Grassroots Coaches

£30,000 will be given directly back to grassroots coaches in the form of bursaries, which will be awarded when booking on a range of coaching courses from February 2013.

300 coaches working with Kent clubs will be able to claim £50 off the course fees for the FA Level 1 coaching award, as well as the FA Youth Module 1 and Youth Module 2 development courses. A further 150 coaches successfully assessed on the FA Level 2 award will be able to apply for a £75 refund on completion of the course.

Please view for more information on the bursary scheme

McDonald’s KickStart Grants

Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund

The Community Sport Activation Fund round two is now open for business closing on 1 July 2013 with £7.5m available to invest . The £40m Fund aims to support grassroots activity in community sport to grow participation. Community organisations, charities and local authorities are among those who can apply for funding of up to three years with grants of between £50,000 and £250,000.

Please view for further information on the Fund and to find out how you can apply.

Funding Opportunities for Sport - September 2013 (pdf)

Colin Rouse, the Sports Development Officer also provides hands on support and advice to local clubs, coaches and talented performers who represent their county, region or country. Colin can help you find the right fund and support you with your application.

Colin can be contacted on 01843 577032 or colin.rouse@thanet.gov.uk