2019 Modernisation and Development Fund

Wednesday 16th January, 2019

Welsh Athletics launch Modernisation and Development Fund to support affiliated clubs, regions and WSAA school district athletics associations to support in the progression of the sport.

Formerly known as the Grants for Grassroots Athletics Fund, the criteria and conditions of funding have been updated and revised to encourage applications for key modernisation projects and projects that are; innovative, forward thinking with a focus on long-term sustainability.

Please note the closing date for receipt of applications to the Welsh Athletics Modernisation and Development Fund is Friday 15th February 2019.

Applications must be addressed to; Welsh Athletics Ltd, Modernisation and Development Application, Cardiff International Sports Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff CF11 8AZ.

Alternatively email applications will be accepted at; office@welshathletics.org (please include; ‘Modernisation and Development Application 2019’ in the subject line).

Full details of the fund are available below and via the application form download.

The fund is available to clubs that are fully affiliated to Welsh Athletics. Please note that clubs that have previously been allocated funds through the Grants for Grassroots Athletics system are NOT eligible for support from this fund 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 modernisation and development that look to increase membership will be given priority. In addition, clubs that have completed club reviews via the Welsh Athletics Clubs Portal will be given higher priority.

•             Clubs are encouraged to source grants through other funding streams before making an application to this fund. For example; projects that could have otherwise 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 utilised. As such, clubs should first visit the funding page of Welsh Athletics and explore the additional grant options available.


Welsh Athletics Club Funding Guide

Sport Wales Community Chest

Sport Wales Development Grant

Note: Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 15th February 2019.

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

  • WAG
  • SCW
  • UKA