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.

Applications can be accepted at any time while the Fund is open.

The South Norfolk Council Community Sports Fund offers grants through two schemes:

Community Coach Development Bursary Scheme
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.

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 
The Elite Athlete Fitness Support Scheme aims to support South Norfolk residents aged between 14 and 25 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.

If you are not able to submit your application electronically please contact the Grants Team on 01603 623958 for advice.