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Leeds Sport Club Development Resources


Our Offer To Your Club

Active Leeds 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 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

LCC Community Committee Funding 2018

What are LCC community committees?

There are 10 community committees across the city each providing a forum for local people to have their say about what happens in their community. LCC community committees allocate funding to both community projects and youth activities, which are open to local sports clubs to apply for.

Wellbeing Fund:The Wellbeing Fund Large Projects Programme supports the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the area by funding projects that contribute towards the delivery of local priorities. It can also provide funding for sports club projects including Capitol.

Youth Activity Fund: The YAF has been made available to provide local activity for children and young people aged 8-17 years across the city. Children & young people are involved at each stage of the process and work with community committees to advise them on the activities they would like to take part in, in their area. YAF is for activities offering opportunities for play, arts, sport and cultural activities with young people aged 8-17 years whcih enables young people to play, have fun, get creative, and have new experiences both after school and during the school holidays.

Local Priorities: Each community committee has its individual priorities, the downloadable documents below provide details of those priorities.​​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Funding Leeds 

The free and easy way to find funding

Funding Leeds is a public and third sector partnership - helping the voluntary, social enterprise, and community sectors in Leeds find the funds to achieve their vision.​​



Sport Equipment Grant for Leeds Clubs

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My Club Support

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Sport England Strategy Update

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Club Management Resources

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Leeds Childrens Safeguarding Board

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