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Affiliated clubs will be able to apply for the following England Athletics funding opportunities.

Club Improvement Fund

The England Athletics Club Improvement Fund will provide grants of up to £500 to support clubs with projects that aim to reduce some of the barriers they are facing. Projects that will help to provide a safe, sustainable and welcoming environment for their athletes and runners. 

We are particularly interested in funding projects that focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Improving your club's online presence.
  • Investing in recruiting new, or supporting your existing volunteer workforce..
  • Supporting the development of an athlete pathway within your club.
  • Providing a welcoming environment for your members.
  • Developing links within your local community.

The Grant programme will be open for clubs to apply for funding throughout the year. However we do have a limited amount of funds and once this allocation has been granted the fund will cease for that year.

Apply now to the Club Improvement Fund.

Personal Best Foundation – Small Grants Fund 

The Personal Best Foundation Small Grants Fund will provide grants of between £500 to £2000 to support clubs and/or community organisations who are already delivering athletics activity to underserved children and young people.  

Funding will be available to help SUSTAIN, ENHANCE or INCREASE the reach of existing activity.  

We are particularly interested in funding clubs who are supporting children and young people from the following target groups: 

  • living in areas of high social deprivation 
  • from under-represented ethnic and faith based communities 
  • from low-income families 

The small grants fund is available as part of a wider call for evidence and will be open until 12 September 2023.  

Find out more on the PBF website.

Club Finance and Fundraising Guide

The England Athletics Club Finance and Fundraising Guide contains useful hints, tips and resources for clubs to adopt in order to help them manage, modernise and improve their day-to-day financial processes and efficiencies. England Athletics recognises the challenges for clubs to find a balance between keeping their fees for members at a realistic yet competitive rate, whilst at the same time generating enough revenue to cover operational costs and building reserves for longer term investment and development.

This guide should help you to identify useful practices that your club can implement to make financial management and planning more efficient and beneficial to your club. It is split into the following eight sections:

  1. Getting started
    1. Managing your club finance
    1. Membership
    1. Sponsorship
    1. Commercial activity
    1. Grant fundraising
    1. Fundraising
    1. Appendix (useful templates to download/print)

Active Partnerships

There are 43 Active Partnerships across England who use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives. A unique feature of the Active Partnerships is their independence, working across all sports, activities, providers and audiences, focused on the needs of their local communities, especially inactive people and under represented groups who will benefit the most from an active lifestyle.  Active Partnerships also administer and signpost to funding opportunities.

Find out more about Active Partnerships.