Club Funding

Funding and finance is an issue that faces every club, no matter how big or small. Financial aid is available to help put coaches through courses, training volunteer, purchasing equipment or developing other important areas of the club as necessary.

Below is a list of funding opportunities available to affiliated athletics clubs in Wales:

Community Chest

This funding is distributed by Sport Wales. The maximum award that a club can apply for at any one time is £1,500. Clubs may apply for a maximum of two awards in a financial year (April to March). The first application can be used to help towards supporting club development initiatives such as coach education and courses for volunteers. The second application must be for a physical activity not normally offered by the club.

More information and an Application Form are available on the Sport Wales website.

Development Grants

Sport Wales Development Grants are available to fund projects that develop sport and physical activity in the community. Grants are available between £1,501 and £25,000 for a wide range of projects

More information is available on the Sport Wales website.

Grants for Grassroots Athletics 

The fund is only available to clubs that are fully affiliated to Welsh Athletics and fulfil the minimum criteria of membership. Please note that clubs that have previously been allocated funds through this grant system are NOT eligible for further funding until a ‘Project Evaluation Form’ has been fully completed and returned to Welsh Athletics.

Key features:

  • Grants up to a maximum of £2000 per application may be awarded.
  • Projects that encourage club development and club modernisation will be given priority.
  • All clubs are encouraged to source grants through other funding streams before making an application to this fund. For example; projects that could have otherwise have been funded through Sport Wales Community Chest grants (e.g. coach, volunteer, official’s education, new introductory junior activities) will only be considered by the panel if this funding stream has been fully utilised. As such, clubs should first visit the funding page and the Club Funding Guide to explore the additional grant options available.


Please note the closing date for receipt of applications to the Grants for Grassroots Athletics Fund 2018 is Friday 16th February 2018.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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