Active Leeds Sports Club 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. If you need direct support or advice please email us at: or call on 07891270625.

Leeds Sports Club Equipment Grant 

The Leeds COVID 19 Equipment Grant is now open for applications, closing date midnight, Fri 22nd January 2021.

The following Leeds clubs have so far received an equipment grant since lockdown:

Milford ARLFC, Amaranth Crossgates Football Club, YMCA Leeds Netball Club, Swillington Saints, Horsforth Cricket Club (Junior Section), East Leeds community sports club, Leodiensian RUFC, Leeds Rowing Club, Leeds Esprit Gymnastics Club, The Leeds Hunters RFUC, Skyrac, Moortown FC, Spyder Y, Farsley CC, Bramley RFU, Bramley Buffaloes RL, Great Preston CC, Seacroft Sharks, Airenteers Stanningley RL, Morley Knights RL, Rodley CC, Leeds Gorse Valley Volleyball, Horsforth St Margarets, Sharkeys Boxing Club, Pudsey St Lawrence CC girls section, Otley CC, City Of Leeds Gymnastics YMCA, Bramley Phoenix JFC U/7s, Thorpe Giants JFC, Kirkstall Educational CC, Otley Rhythmic Gymnastics, YMCA Football, Leeds Gymnastics CIC, Roar Taekwondo West Park Leeds RFU, Farsley Netball Club, Pudsey Jrs, Otley Sailing Club.

The grants are intended to support Leeds sport clubs (who have been severely financially impacted by COVID-19) with the purchasing of essential equipment that is necessary to re starting their sports / activity participation.


The previous Leeds Sports Grant has been amended to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on voluntary community sports clubs. The grants are intended to enable local clubs to recommence their sport / activity participation to allow more opportunities for people to be active. The grants are administered by LCC Active Leeds with support from partners - a small panel of LCC, Leeds Sports Federation and Sport Leeds. Please note, this grant is a replacement for the previous ‘Leeds Sports Grants’ that were administrated by Leeds Sports Federation.

The total funding pot is small and demand is likely to be high therefore, priority will be given to clubs who are located in areas of higher deprivation or those who are offering activity that helps to increase participation of under-represented (in physical activity) including those with a disability, of a BAME community, and females – within these groups, young people will also be prioritised. 

The grants will be made to support the purchase of essential sports equipment to enable the restart of activity, in line with Government and National Governing Body guidelines.

Leeds Sports Club Equipment Grant – ELIGIBILITY

Who can apply? 

Non-profit making sports clubs located within Leeds City Council administrative boundary

Who cannot apply? 

Educational establishments (schools, colleges, universities)

What will we fund? 

Grants of £100-300 for essential sports equipment only

What won’t we fund?

Items other than sports equipment such as: administration, kit, coaching/staffing, venue hire or operational running costs.

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your current bank accounts to as supporting information for your application.

 windowOpens in new windowCriteria For Leeds COVID Club Support Grant's (PDF, 3.61 MB) 

Complete you online application form here: Club Support Grant: Application Form

Raising Participation In Your Club

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, or be entered into the mailing list 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

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.

​​Discretionary Rate Relief

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

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