Are you looking to establish a new team, develop new training
facilities or purchase much needed equipment to take your project
to the next level?
If so, a grant of £1,501 to £25,000 is available to cover all of
the above projects as well as:
- Coach education
- Floodlighting for training purposes
- Purchase of land, or rights in land, to develop activity
- Start-up grants to support new enterprises
Who can apply?
This grant is available to any group as long as they hold an
account (be it a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account) in
the organisation's name.
Who cannot apply?
Sorry but if you are a member of the public, a primary school or
an associated body arranging activities for children, or secondary
schools who are part of the 5x60 scheme, you are ineligible for a
In addition the following activities cannot be funded:
- Physical activities such as gardening, DIY, environmental
improvements, performance dance or circus skills
- Existing activities / projects that have already started
- Projects that are considered to be part of an organisation's
normal day-to-day running costs
- Projects based outside Wales
Or the following project elements:
- Maintenance, repair or replacement of current equipment or
facilities (however consideration will be given to replace
equipment that no longer complies with current legislation)
- Purchase of personal items of equipment
- Catering and hospitality
- Medals, certificates or trophies
- Domestic or foreign tours
- One-off events with no links to ongoing activities
How to apply
If this grant sounds perfect for your project then why not apply
online by clicking on the "Apply Online" button on the right.
This will give you access to the Sport Wales Grants Portal and from
there you can fill in the online Development Grant form.
Throughout the application form, if you require more information
or guidance about a section or question, click on the nearest blue
question mark where some more information will be
When completing your application, please ensure you attach all
requested documents, especially evidence of your organisation's
account (be it a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account),
so that the processing of your application is not delayed.
Following submission of your application form, you will be
updated on its progress as it moves from stage to stage through the
award process, via email.
Before applying, please read the 3 "Help" PDF documents as they
will give you an idea of what information is required as well as
explain how to apply for a grant using the Sport Wales Grants
We have also developed a range of bilingual 'How to' videos to help you through your
application process. These can be found on the Sport Wales YouTube
channel. If after watching the videos you are still having issues
then don't hesitate to get in touch.
Finally, to check if your current internet browser is one that
is supported and capable of using our online Grant Application
system, click here
to check your browser's compatibility.
If you're not sure if a Development Grant is for you, or you
have any questions about your project, please contact the Sport
Wales Grant Team directly on 0300 300 3130 and they will be
happy to help.
Alternatively, contact your local County Voluntary Councils for advice and
support on how to complete the application form.
NB: Please note that Sport Wales are a distributor of National