Development Grant

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 areas
  • 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 Development Grant.

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
  • Memberships

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 displayed.

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 Portal.

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.

We are working behind the scenes to ensure that the system delivers the best possible experience for applicants. We appreciate your patience whilst we address any issues that may arise over the coming days as the system goes live.


Further help

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 3003111 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. 

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