There are two main funding streams available to help young people within the County to participate in sport, through individual efforts or sports clubs and organisations.

Sports Grants for Clubs and Community Organisations

The aim of the grants to clubs and community organisations is to help young people (aged under 21 years) within the County to participate in sport.

Cornwallis Sporting Excellence Awards for Individuals

The aim of the awards for individuals is to develop / support sports excellence. Awards are available to assist high level sports performers with the costs of specialist equipment and clothing, competing, travelling to competitions and training, and access to specialist support.

Sports Grants for Clubs and Community Organisations

Who can apply
Funding is available for constituted sports clubs (non-commercial) and voluntary community organisations in financial need to help:

  • Meet the cost of purchasing shared kit or equipment for youth teams / squads
  • Pay for individuals to qualify as coaches
  • Contribute to the costs of sports development programmes and/or coaching programmes
  • Fund sports events.

Priority will be given to sports clubs and organisations with projects:

  • Located in or benefitting children and young people from deprived wards
  • Targeting young disabled people
  • Match funded up to 50%
  • Delivered by sports clubs working towards or achieved Clubmark or NGB equivalent standard

How to apply
The criteria and conditions document can be downloaded here.
The application form for the Sports Grants for Clubs and Community Organisations can be completed online here.
Applications (successful or otherwise) will be held on file electronically for a two-year period.

When to apply
Applications will be considered four times a year, deadline for applications is as follows: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December.

Cornwallis Sporting Excellence Awards for Individuals

Who can apply
Applicants must be aged over 14 years old and funding will cease to be provided after the age of 21 years old. Applicants should be performing at the following level:

  • A member of a national team or squad, or
  • Listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking, or
  • Successful in any national age group competition (top 10 finish) in the last 12 months


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Did you know

Over the last twenty years, £198,554 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.


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