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Sports grants and funding

Funding options for sports clubs and individuals, available from local and national organisations.   

Christchurch and District Sports Council 

Funding for equipment, special events and coaching costs is available from Christchurch and District Sports Council

Awards are normally limited to individuals and self-supporting sports clubs with an established structure, clear objectives and a thriving membership. 

To apply for funding, complete the application form for individuals or the application form for clubs and organisations.     

Alternative funding 

Other organisations which provide funding for sportspeople and sports clubs. 

Active Dorset also has a funding finder for sports clubs

Steve Bernard Foundation 

The Steve Bernard Foundation supports and provides funding for sporting projects in Bournemouth. 

Talbot Village Trust 

The Talbot Village Trust gives loans of up to £10,000 to charities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  

Clingan’s Trust 

Clingan’s Trust gives grants to children and young people under 25 living in Christchurch and southeast Bournemouth.