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 Sports Equipment Grant is now open to applications until Sunday 19th February 2023, with the Panel meeting taking place on the 2nd March.

*Please note clubs can only apply for 1 grant in each financial year starting 1st April.


The grant is intended to enable Leeds sports clubs to re-commence their sport / activity participation to allow more opportunities for people to be active.

The grants are administered by LCC Active Leeds, The grant panel consists of a small panel of LCC, Leeds Sports Federation and Sport Leeds representatives. Please note, this grant is a current 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.

How to Apply

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

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

 windowOpens in new windowCriteria For Leeds COVID Club Support Grant's (PDF, 3.61 MB) (*Please read before completing the application form.) 

INDIVIDUALS Equipment Grant

•Individuals requesting assistance must be currently representing their country (England or Great Britain) at junior or senior level. Applications must be accompanied by a confirmation letter from the relevant National Governing Body.

•Applications from individuals will only be considered for specialist sports equipment or costs associated with representing their country in international competition.

•Grant awards for individuals will not be for more than £250 per applicant. 
•Where there are several applicants from one club for attending the same event then the maximum award per club will be £500.

•Individuals may apply in consecutive financial years.

•No application will normally be considered if the applicant has already incurred the expenditure that constituted the grant claim.

•All Sport England recognised sports are eligible but the Grants Panel may, in exceptional circumstances, consider other sports, at its discretion.
Complete your individual online application form here:
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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