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 re-opens on Thursday 5 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.

Key aims: 

  • To improve club structures by establishing new clubs or sections of existing clubs.
  • To assist talented athletes to further their development.
  • To increase physical activity and improve health within communities.
  • To encourage young people; women and girls; people from areas of deprivation; Asian and black ethnic groups and disability groups to become more active. 

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

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

What will be funded?

Coach Education Grant - pp to 50% of the cost (maximum £200)

To assist in the education of coaches and officials by enabling them to improve their qualifications and experience. Supporting city sport clubs and demonstrate long term commitment to the club or sport. Please use the Coach Education grant application form to apply for this grant.

Active Leicester Community Development Grant - Up to £1000

This grant is to help increase physical activity levels across Leicester’s diverse communities and the start-up of new sports groups/clubs/physical activity sessions. Please use the Active Leicester Community Development grant application form to apply for this grant.

Sports Facilities - Up to £500

This grant is to assist clubs/organisations to provide and improve essential facilities and equipment. In order to receive this funding, you will need to evidence the need for the equipment/improvements, explain the difference it would make for your organisation and how it would benefit participants. Please use the Sports Facilities grant application form to apply for this grant.

Talented Athlete Grant - up to £250

This grant recognises talented sports performers in Leicester. Applications can be made by an individual who completes at county, regional, national or international level in a sport to help them to reach their full potential. Please use the Talented Athlete grant application form to apply for this grant.

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. More information is available at the LRS website.

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