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There are many funding opportunities available to sports clubs and individuals to support their development and to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity.

Rushcliffe Coach Scholarship Scheme

Rushcliffe’s Coach Scholarship Scheme is for people wishing to take L1, L2 and L3 coaching qualifications, there are two rounds each year. For more information and details of how to apply visit our coaching page.

Rushcliffe Borough Council FANS (Free Access to National Sportspeople)

The FANS scheme provides sportspeople of a national level with free access to fitness, swimming and aerobics for 12 months at Rushcliffe Borough Council run sports facilities.  FANS aims to assist elite sportspeople to achieve their full potential by reducing the financial burden of training costs.  The scheme is only available to Rushcliffe residents who are members of national squads in Sport England recognised sports. Please visit our elite athlete page for further information.

Rushcliffe Borough Council Grants for Capital Works

The grants for capital works to grounds or buildings are limited to a maximum of £15,000* per application. They are available to properly constituted voluntary groups and to parish and town councils. Any organisations interested in applying should email

Community Sports Fund

This fund is being administered by Sport Nottinghamshire and was launched in June 2015. The sports fund will cover clubs and talented athletes (please note this will replace the old community sports fund and rising stars) For more information please visit

Nottinghamshire County Councillors’ Fund

Each County Councillor gets £10,000 to spend on projects, people and organisations in their area.  Visit to find out who your local Councillor is and how to get in touch with them.


Sportivate is a £32 million national project that aims to get more 14-25's regularly participating in sporting activities.  Sport Nottinghamshire coordinates the programme in Nottinghamshire and will be investing approximately £160,000 per year between April 2011 and March 2015.

This fund will be looking to support and develop projects that will engage with and stimulate 14-25 year olds who don’t currently participate in sport or exercise. Funding is available to help pay for coaches, equipment, venue costs, marketing or coach education and it will fund 6 sessions after which there must be an opportunity for participants to continue with the activity. For more information visit

Sport England Small Grants

Sports clubs can apply for funding between £300 and £10,000 to help ‘more people play sport’.  Visit for more information.

Mars Milk Fund

This fund will support people and communities to help them ‘play longer’.  Visit for further information.

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