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Community Sports Fund

No deadlines - applications are considered on a rolling basis until all funds are allocated

The aim of the Fund is to support young people to excel in their chosen sporting activity, and to provide grassroots support to the voluntary sports sector in South Norfolk. 
The South Norfolk Council Community Sports Fund offers grants through 3 schemes:
The Community Sport Achiever Grants, Community Coach Development Bursary Scheme and Elite Athlete Fitness Support Scheme.

Community Sport Achiever Grants - CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
Community Sport Achiever Grants support young people resident in South Norfolk aged 18 and under (25 for disabled athletes) in full-time education who can demonstrate that they excel in a chosen sporting discipline. Funding available through this scheme aims to support those currently competing at county or regional level to enable them to achieve more and aspire to compete at a national or international level.

Awards are discretionary and applicants may apply for up to £200

Community Coach Development Bursary Scheme - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
The Community Coach Development Bursary Scheme aims to provide volunteer coaches aged 16+ within South Norfolk’s communities with financial assistance to undertake National Governing Body Level 1, 2 and 3 coaching qualifications. The intention of the scheme is to improve coaching standards within local sports clubs and organisations by providing better qualified coaches who will in turn improve standards of performance within their settings. It is hoped that this will increase the number of young people from South Norfolk that go on to gain county and regional representation in their chosen sport. Please note this fund can only support one application per person, per calendar year.

Applicants can apply for up to £300 or 75% of total course costs (whichever is lower). Please note grants are paid upon successful completion of training.  

Elite Athlete Fitness Support Scheme - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
The Elite Athlete Fitness Support Scheme aims to support South Norfolk residents aged between 16 and 18 (or 16 and 25 for disabled athletes) currently competing at national and international level by providing a 12 month complementary gym membership for use at Diss Swim and Fitness Centre, Wymondham Leisure Centre or Long Stratton Leisure Centre.

Awards are discretionary, and a maximum of 20 gym membership passes will be awarded per year.


How to apply
Please read the criteria and guidance for each fund carefully before you apply.   Applicants are asked to submit their application by email to
grants@norfolkfoundation.com .  To do this, click on the files above to open the documents, save a copy on your computer, then enter your details, save, and attach to an email to return. Scanned copies are also acceptable - please ensure they are of good readable quality. Please put your name and the fund you are applying to in the subject heading. If you are not able to submit your application electronically please contact the Grants Team on 01603 623958 for advice. Please note exceptions to this requirement will only be made in special circumstances.