Our programme with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sports helps clubs, individuals and coaches improve infrastructure and get more people engaged in sport. Please note, our sports funding programme is closed until 1 April 2018.

Further information

Aim of the grants:

The objective of the funding programme is to raise the standards of sport and physical activity provision in Leicester at all levels and to increase participation. These standards can be raised by

  • Improving club structures, e.g. by establishing new clubs or sections of existing clubs
  • Developing school and club links, e.g. by encouraging more young people to join community clubs as a result of extracurricular activity
  • Increasing activity and improving health among the least active in one or more of the following groups: 
    • Women and girls
    • young people
    • black and minority ethnic groups
    • People from areas of deprivation
    • disability groups.

All projects must be able to demonstrate they will achieve one or more of the aims above in order to qualify for the grant.

Applications for grants are now closed and will reopen in March 2017.

Who will be funded?

Before you begin your application, please read our marketing materials and guidance notes, and complete our sport and physical activity grant checklist to ensure you and your project are eligible for funding.

Sport and physical activity grant

To receive a grant, you must complete an application form and provide supporting documents. Small grants of £250 to £500 are available. 

Please use the LCC Sport and Physical Activity Grant Application form to apply for this grant.

Coach education grant

Grants of up to £200 for coach education are available for individuals who support city sports clubs or organisations and can demonstrate a long term commitment to that club or sport. Please use the coach education grant form to apply.

Talented athlete grant

Grants of up to £250 are available for anyone who competes at a county, regional, national or international level. The grant is to support talented athletes help them reach their full potential. Please use the Talented Athlete Grant form to apply.

Event grant

Grants of up to £500 are available for clubs and organisations to organise one-off events which will encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activity. Grants are available for one-off events taking place in Leicester. Please use the LCC sport and physical activity grant application form to apply.

Further information and guidance notes, as well as all application forms for the above grants, are available at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or queries, please call 0116 454 0590 or email us.

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport can provide advice and support for your club or group to identify the most applicable source of funding and support you with the application process.

You can call them on 01509 564 888 or send an email.