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: Sport.Club.Development@leeds.gov.uk
Capital Funding For Your Facilities
Our officers can provide 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.
*Please note our priority will be to support clubs based in and servicing the more deprived communities in the city.
If you are planning a capital project and would like support and advice from our officers, please contact Sport.Club.Development@leeds.gov.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.Club.Development@leeds.gov.uk