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Leeds Sport Club Development Resources

Our Offer To Your Club

Leeds Active recognises the time and commitment it takes for volunteers to run their Sports Clubs successfully. This page aims to provide a one stop shop of information and support for your sports club.

Raising Participation In Your Club

It is our aim to raise participation levels across the city. To help deliver our aim we are aligned with Sport England's new sports strategy and their 7 investment streams. External link opens in new windowSport England

If your club would like to strengthen your existing playing membership, develop new activities and teams or even start a new alternative sport within your club, then we can help. Our officers have a wealth of experience in identifying funding, setting up and sustaining new sports programmes. This includes sports camps, school-club links, formal and informal sessions to a variety of targeted groups.

If you would like to discuss your ideas with one of our officers, please contact:

Capital Funding For Your Facilities

Our officers can provide 1-1 support and advice to your sports club in developing a successful funding application to help upgrade and maintain your facilities. We can advise your club on identifying the correct funding stream, attaining tenure of land, updating constitutions, providing sport development and business plans, as well as how to meet the various criteria required by funders when developing a successful application.

If you are planning a capital project and would like support and advice from our officers, please contact

Discretionary Rate Relief (DDR)

Leeds City Council can provide discretionary rate relief for your sports club, based on a sport development criterion. We can also advise your club on the benefits of becoming a Community Amateur Sport Club (CASC) as well as on other governance models for your club.

If your club would like to apply for DRR, or to be a CASC please contact: Chris Gott

Further Support and Links

You can easily access all the latest updates and information to help develop your club on Twitter External link opens in new window@LCCSportDevor through our regular e-newsletter. If you would like to receive our e-newsletter please leave your email address at​​​

Sport Equipment Grant for Leeds Clubs

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Coach Courses

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Sport England Strategy Update

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Club Management Resources

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Community Games Funding

Be inspired by this summer's Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016 and bring your community together this year with a festival of sporting and cultural activities.

We want to help communities across West Yorkshire organise their own celabratory Community games events in 2016 and beyond. We have awards of up to £800 available to support your idea for new events or improving regular ones where everyone has the opportunities to get active.

We also have an award this summer for Community Games events to deliver weekly sport sessions related to their events to bring the community together, especially family activities.

Key principles of Community Games:

  • Led by a community
  • Sporting and cultural activity
  • Opening and/or closing ceremony
  • Community games grant scheme

For more information and to apply please visit External link opens in new windowWest Yorkshire Sport Community games​​