Sports Champion Grants

Funding for South Norfolk and Broadland has now closed. This will reopen in April. 

The Sports Champions Grant supports Broadland and South Norfolk athletes who are performing at a high standard.

Grants of up to £300 can provide support on a one-off basis. Athletes who have received a grant from this scheme in the last 2 years cannot apply*.

Training and competing at a high standard takes time, money and commitment. The Sports Champion Grants recognises this and offers support towards some of these costs. Grant funding can be spent on club membership fees, coaching fees, sport equipment, travel costs, expenses and any other fees that contribute to the athlete’s participation in their sport.

Successful applicants will be offered support and information on other funding streams available to them, other initiatives and courses that may be relevant. We want to work with our champions to encourage them.

Grant funds are limited and are subject to availability.


  1. Currently competing at a regional level or above with evidence of entrance at an upcoming competition.
  2. Evidence of a previous competition, finishing in the top 5, within the last two years.
  3. Athlete must live in Broadland or South Norfolk.
  4. Can demonstrate their commitment to the sport and show an intention to continue to compete.
  5. Sports must have a governing body recognised by Sport England.
  6. There is no age limit to apply for the Sports Champions Grant.
  7. Funds can only be spent on the recipient, not on a wider team.

How do I apply?

All applications must be made on the official forms and submitted by post or email. The required supporting statement from the coach can be emailed to or posted to Communities, South Norfolk and Broadland District Council, The Horizon Centre, Broadland Business Park, Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF

The application must be supported by a qualified coach confirming the level the athlete has reached and supporting the application. The coach cannot be a close relative to the athlete. Personal statements in the application must be completed by the athlete.

The Sports Champions Grant fund has limited resources. We can therefore not guarantee that your application will receive support as funding is subject to availability.

Apply for a Sports Champion Grant

Funding for South Norfolk and Broadland has now closed. This will reopen in April. 

Sports Champion Grant

If you wish to discuss your application further please contact the Communities Team

Address: Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU

Telephone: 01603 430611