Sports Funding

Funding opportunities to assist with developing sports activities within the Vale of Glamorgan.


There are a number of grants available for sports clubs in the Vale including the Community Chest Grant and Glamorgan Voluntary Services Funding (GVS).


Community Chest Grant

If you are part of a local club or organisation that has an idea for getting people in the Vale of Glamorgan more active, more often, and you need some financial support, then you may be eligible for a Community Chest grant.


Application deadlines and meeting dates:


Meeting Dates for financial year
Deadline for ApplicationsMeeting Date
05 April 2018 19 April 2018
07 June 2018 21 June 2018
06 September 2018 20 September 2018
08 November 2018 22 November 2018
17 January 2019 31 January 2019

Development Grant

Sport Wales is funding projects that develop sport and physical activity in the community. Their aim is to get more people, more active, more often, so funds are available to kick-start new projects or raise the standard of current activities.


Grants are available from £1,501 to £25,000 for a range of projects including small scale facility projects (such as floodlighting) and projects with costs including larger scale equipment and coach education.


  • 01446 704793


Sport Wales website


Glamorgan Voluntary Services Funding (GVS)

GVS Funding Information and Advice Service is just one of the many FREE services GVS offers to member groups. Its purpose is to provide funding information, advice and assistance - tailored, wherever possible, to the specific needs of your group.


The Funding Information Service is open to all GVS members and potential members-voluntary and community organisations, based in or serving the Vale of Glamorgan.


  • 01446 741706


 GVS website


Community Amateur Sports Club Scheme (CASC)

Provides Government support to eligible sports clubs. Registration as a CASC offers some tax reliefs for clubs, e.g. claiming 'Gift Aid' on donations, mandatory rate relief at 80%, exemption from Corporation Tax and Capital Gains Tax under certain conditions. 


CASC website

Co-operative Community Dividend Scheme


The funding from this programme must benefit local communities in which at least one of the six Co-op group businesses trade.


Applicants can apply for between £100 and £5,000. The project must have a charitable purpose which adheres to the Co-op's core values and principles. Local clubs, community groups and self help groups are eligible to apply.



  • Fulfil a need in the local community by addressing issues such as health
  • Target disadvantaged groups/areas within the community
  • Has a long-term benefit in combating crime and anti-social behaviour, promoting education and health
  • 01446 704614

The Dickie Bird Foundation

Assist financially disadvantaged under 16s to participate in their sport of choice, irrespective of social circumstances, culture/ethnicity to ensure that they improve their chances both inside and outside sport.


  • 07503 641457


Dickie Bird Foundation website