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2015 - 16 Sports Club Grant Programme
Active East Herts are pleased to announce that the Sports Club Grant programme will continue from 1st April 2015.

With the support of the East Herts Council, the Active East Herts Sports Club Grant programme is able to provide small revenue grants up to £200 to support local sports clubs. The fund is particularly established to improve the quality and quantity of qualifications for club volunteers. Other purposes could include the hire of equipment for events, purchase specialist equipment to support the participation of people with disabilities or taster sessions for adults and/or children to try new sports activities.

To download a copy of the application form, please CLICK HERE


East Herts Council

The Community Grants Programme helps to take forward the Council's aims in people, place and prosperity - promoting wellbeing and supporting the efforts of the many volunteers in East Herts.


The purpose of this discretionary funding is so that the Council can facilitate improved health, sports and cultural opportunities and bring about positive change at the local level. Through its 14/15 Community Grants Programme, the Council made 131 awards to voluntary/community organisations, parish councils and young people for excellence in arts and sports.  

Areas of funding for 2015/16 include:

  • Silver Sunday Grants - As part of its Ageing Well programme, East Herts Council is proud to support "Silver Sunday,"  a national event celebrating the contributions of older people to the community as well as helping to tackle loneliness and isolation.  Status - TBC

  • Community Capital Grants - Community-led projects that improve well-used public assets - Status - TBC
  • LEAF Grants - Community-led projects that protect and improve the green environment.
  • Online Giving  - free subscription to, a not-for-profit fundraising website.
  • Community "Activities" Grants - Grants for running costs (for example hire, insurance, marketing costs), community engagement and community events - Status - ASAP
  • Performance to Excellence Grants - Sport - Sporting excellence for young people 

    The Council receives many high quality and worthwhile applications so please be aware that, regretfully, the Council is not able to grant fund all applications. If we are unable to help, there are many other sources of funding available, please see our list of  External Funding .

Important:  All applicants must obtain endorsement for their project from their local East Herts Councillor.   To find out which Councillor represents your area, please go to  Find your Councillor  and click on the "Write to Them" link.  Simply enter the postcode where your project will mainly take place and this will identify the Councillor who represents that area.

Hertford Town Council

Community Grant - next round to be advised

Ware Town Council
Community Grant - ongoing


Hertfordshire County Council 
Locality Budget Scheme - ongoing

Hertfordshire Community Foundation
Foundation Grants 

David Lloyd Police Commissioner
Community Fund

Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust
Grant Scheme

Chapman Charitable Trust
Grant Scheme

Herts Sports Partnership
Disability Sport Support Scheme


The Herts Sports Partnership, in partnership with Funding4Sport offer support to sports clubs and organisations across the county to apply for funding.  For full details of the Funding Offer, please CLICK HERE.


There are numerous national funding streams that focus on sport and physical activity.  if you would like to view a whole range of national funding streams available to sports clubs and organisations please subscribe to the Herts Sports Partnership monthly Funding Matters Newsletter by CLICKING HERE


We have also highlighted below the Sport England funding streams that are available to sports clubs and organisations:

Small Grants - Ongoing

Protecting Playing Fields - Status - TBC

Community Sport Activation Fund - Opens in Spring 2016 - Exact dates to be confirmed

Inspired Facilities - Deadline for Round 09: 5PM on 04th January 2016. Decision Meeting Date: April 2016


Of particular interest to sports clubs and organisations is the Big Lottery's Awards for All fund.

Big Lottery - Awards for All Fund