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The Swindon Sports Forum run an extensive Grants programme to help support clubs and physical activity groups develop their activities.

What we offer:

Club Development:

For big projects, we can help with grant applications such as Sport England Small Grants and National Lottery Awards for All. We can help develop an idea into a viable project, as well as support with the application process

Increasing Participation:

If you have a small project in mind to create a new activity or attract new people to your club or group, our small project grants could be for you. Designed for projects of 6-8 weeks, you can apply for up to £1000.

Workforce Bursary:

If your club or group needs support with coaching capacity, our workforce bursary could help coaches get their foot on the coaching ladder, or develop their skills and knowledge. Suitable for Level 1, 2 or 3 coaching courses (or equivalent), we can support up to 75% of the cost of the qualification

Talented Athlete Academy:

We offer support to talented young athletes from Swindon, with a yearly programme of athlete support days with specialist coaches

We accept applications at anytime but please note that your application should be submitted to the Forum at least six weeks prior to your project taking place. We can not make retrospective payments.




Other support may be available from external funding sources.                                                                            To view potential opportunities for your club/group 


The Swindon Sports Forum can help provide training for clubs and coaches to help meet minimum delivery requirements and governance standards.

For information about Emergency First Response, Safeguarding, Club Management or Mental Health first aid, please get in touch


The Swindon Sports Forum operates an accreditation scheme In order to ensure the quality of Sports provision in Swindon, and the sustainability of our clubs.

The Sports Forum Accreditation is a stepping stone to being able to achieve Clubmark accreditation through Sport England. Any clubs who have already achieved Clubmark, or their NGB equivalent, do not need to apply for the Sports Forum Accreditation.

Benefits of accreditation:

  • Members/parents can be assured that the club is well run and offers a safe environment to play organised sport.

  • Adhering to equity and child protection guidelines gives parents confidence when choosing a club for their children.

  • Achieving accreditation aids the development of coaches by ensuring that they are all suitably qualified to the standard they are coaching at.

  • Enables clubs to apply for funding – please note only accredited clubs can apply for Sports Forum grants.

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