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The aim of the Community Sport & Physical Activity Small Grant Scheme is to support growth and strengthen the sustainability of community sports clubs and grassroots organisations who are providing opportunities for their communities to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

Who can apply?

  • Applicant sports clubs must be registered with Club Durham to be eligible (for details about Club Durham membership and benefits see below).
  • Organisations that are not sports clubs can apply to this fund if they are delivering outcomes that meet the fund objectives.  They must satisfy appropriate due diligence checks as part of the grant assessment process. 
  • All applicants must be based in County Durham (within the administrative area of Durham County Council) and meet the general funding conditions.
  • All applicants must be seeking a grant of between £1,000 and £2,500 for a project which is clearly linked to the intended outcomes.

To be eligible to apply for this funding, the name of the applicant, along with their bank account, governance and accounts must all be in the same name, if this is not the case the application will be rejected.

Size of Grant Available

  • Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available

When to Apply
• Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no closing dates for applications
• The panel will meet four times a year in March, June, October, January
• You will receive a decision within 2 weeks after the panel meetings

Please note that the application process for this programme will be closed briefly for a technical update. The application process will reopen on 1st July 2022.