Club Matters provides sports clubs with support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal. Club Matters offers free, simple and bitesize support to all clubs.

Sports Hampshire

Sport Hampshire & IOW is committed to providing guidance and advice on funding and support to clubs, groups and individuals providing information on funding opportunities.

Hampshire County Council and Sport Hampshire & IOW also have a number of schemes designed to provide straightforward funding and support for local athletes and clubs, as well as coaches and volunteers. Further support and advice, including helpful dos and don'ts can be found on the Hampshire County Council External Funding pages.

Hampshire County Council funding

  • The Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme - funding and support services for talented athletes in Hampshire. (Please note that Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight have their own support schemes).
  • Financial Assistance for Talented Young People in Sport - support to ensure that young people are not denied the opportunity to participate at a representative level in sport through financial hardship. Specific criteria must be met before an application will be considered.

Other funding streams

  • The Isle of Wight Talented Athlete Programme.
  • Sports Aid - provides financial grants to athletes aged between 12 - 18 years old or up to 35 years old for disability sports.
  • TASS - provides financial grants to athletes aged between 16 - 24 years old that are undertaking a recognised education programme registered at an Institution in England.
  • OCS Young Sports Person Awards provide financial grants to up and coming young sports people.
  • The Community Amateur Sports Club Scheme - recognises the important role that sports clubs play by distinguishing between clubs and businesses for rates and tax purposes, ensuring money is kept in sports clubs.

Fact Sheets

For more more information:

Harry Stow, Sports Development Officer, harry.stow@hants.gov.uk / 01962 845189

Sport Recreation Alliance have created a Equality Act Toolkit to provide useful advice on what you need to do and where you should look for further help with equality issues in your sport.  

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), in partnership with Sport England have created a tool called the Inclusion Club Hub which aims to help clubs include more disabled people in their activities. This toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.  

Sport England's Club Matters website is the essential one-stop-shop for sports clubs. It provides support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal. Club Matters offers free, simple and bite size support to all clubs.