The Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant Scheme

Individual sportsmen and women and sports groups can apply for financial support through Basildon Council's Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant Scheme.

  • Individuals who live in Basildon Borough can apply for amounts up to £500
  • Groups including non-profit making clubs, societies and organisations based in the Basildon Borough, whose membership is open to residents of the Basildon Borough, can apply for amounts up to £1000. (In very exceptional circumstances an amount of funding greater than £1000 may be awarded to a group.).

A Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant can be put towards the cost of:

  • an individual's development in their chosen sport
  • a group needing assistance in marketing
  • fees for an event
  • pilot projects
  • new initiatives.

Please note: There may be circumstances not listed above which might also qualify for a Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant.

Guidance for applicants

If you or your organisation think you may be eligible for a Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant then do not hesitate to apply.

Grant applications which demonstrate that the funding will be put towards helping increase participation in a sport or physical activity are looked upon favourably. This is especially so when such funding is intended to help those who may otherwise currently face barriers to participation in their chosen sport or physical activity.

For example, successful applicants have included 'The Badminton Academy', who received a grant to help set up a special needs and disabled badminton club at Eversley Leisure Centre.

Other successful applicants have included a talented gymnast and an archer.

Please read the following guidance documents before completing your application:

Grant application forms

Complete and return the following application form:

You can return your completed application form:

  • By Email to:    sportsdevelopmentgrants@basildon.gov.uk (Please include 'Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant Application' in the subject line.)
  • By Post to:     Leisure Development, Basildon Borough Council, Towngate Theatre, St. Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex. SS14 1DL.

Grant monitoring forms

(Only to be completed after your grant application has been approved)

If your grant application has been successful you will be required to complete and return the following Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant Monitoring Form.

You can return your completed monitoring form:

  • By Email to:   sportsdevelopmentgrants@basildon.gov.uk (Please include 'Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant Monitoring Form' in the subject line.)
  • By Post to:     Leisure Development, Basildon Borough Council, Towngate Theatre, St. Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex. SS14 1DL.

Further information and enquiries

For information on other sports funding streams see:

For further information and enquiries about Basildon Council's Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant Scheme please contact us, see contact details below, (When you email us; please include 'Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant' in the subject line.)

Name
Leisure Services - Sport and Physical Activity Development Grants
Tel
01268 208084