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 Advice for sports clubs

We are often contacted by local sports clubs about what funding is available for things such as new, extended and refurbished facilities, playing pitches, kit and equipment, grounds maintenance equipment and general improvement work to their sports grounds.

In addition, clubs are regularly looking at ways of increasing junior and adult membership through coaching programmes and other associated costs that go with this.

We can direct and support clubs in different ways.

Firstly there is a lot of funding information out there through various websites, so check these links out first:
Sport England                     http://www.sportengland.org
West Yorkshire Sport          http://www.wysport.co.uk
Leeds Sports Federation      http://www.leedssportsfederation.org/sites/lsf/index.html

There are also some funders that are very specific to Leeds including: Green Leeds, Caird Bardon and the Leeds Community Foundation.

Funding from these many grant providers can range from £100 - £100,000 upwards.

We also have 3 Club Development Officers who work across different areas of the city and can assist clubs in identifying the right type of funding for your project. They can also provide additional support for clubs in putting together a funding application and provide, where necessary, further information to support those bids, for example how the project meets local priorities in the community. Advice can also be given about rate relief and CASC.

If you would like to discuss funding for a project with a Club Officer, please contact them using the details below:

(South and Central Leeds) andrew.g.wilson@leeds.gov.uk
 Mobile No. -  07891 275374    Office -  0113 3950163

(West North West Leeds) chris.gott@leeds.gov.uk
Mobile No. – 07891 270625    Office – 0113 3782092

(East North East Leeds) paul.senior@leeds.gov.uk
Mobile No. – 07891 270626    Office – 0113 3781988 

 

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