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Grants and Funding

Funding is available to clubs through the annual Sports Forum Grant and Captial Grant Scheme.

Funding

Funding is available to clubs through the annual Sports Forum Grant and Captial Grant Scheme.

Both grants are managed by Sports Development. Further information on grants and making an application is available by clicking on the relevant section below, or by emailing the team at: sportsdevelopment@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Sports Forum Grants

Sports Forum Grants

Sports Forum Grants are available annually to affiliated Sports Forum members. The various funding which are available includes the following:

Please note: Sports Forum Grants are only available to Sports Forum members who have been affiliated for a minimum of three months prior to application. Click here for information on the forum and how to apply.

Capital Grant Scheme

Capital Grant Scheme

The Sports Development Capital Grant Programme provides financial assistance to eligible Sports Clubs for the delivery of capital projects and the purchase of capital equipment. ‘Capital Expenditure’ is defined as expenditure for purchase, improvement, restoration and construction of an asset directly related to the applicant organisation. It should have ‘physical substance’ i.e. be a tangible asset that can be listed on an asset register or a company’s balance sheet (e.g. equipment, buildings) for use in the delivery of an organisation’s activities; and it should have a useful life of more than one year. 

The Council has set aside £45,000 for 2022/23 financial year and can award up to 50% of eligible capital costs with a maximum award of £5,000 in respect of any one project. Following grant assessment and allocations and if there is funding remaining, Council may consider awarding grants of more than £5,000 should the need be identified and in merit order.

Application Process
Applications are now open and close at 12 noon on Monday 25 July 2022.

You can click the links below to view the Application Form and Guidance Notes

Application Form   Guidance Notes