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Club Development

Clubs are becoming more professional and better organised as they improve their performance and the service they provide for members. Some clubs are keen to recruit more members and expand while others simply want to consolidate.

Whatever stage your club is at, and wherever you are aiming to be, there are many resources that can help you. Including our Workforce Education Programme, which includes a range of courses aimed at supporting you to develop your Club.

Please take a look around our Clubs section below and the subpages for information on:

  • Club Matters
  • Club Development Courses
  • Are you looking to promote your Club and activity sessions?
  • How to raise free funds for your Club by simply shopping online!
  • Key Club resources and links

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

We can provide advice and support for you and your club/group to identify the most applicable source of funding and support you with the application process.

Easyfundraising is a leading fundraising platform that gives clubs access to an unlimited fundraising source to help them raise FREE cashback donations through online shopping.


Courses & Opportunities - Clubs

Club Matters - Participant Experience

Club Matters - Participant Experience

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 (18:30 - 20:30)

With so much competition for people’s time, how do you ensure your club is chosen over other opportunities? By understanding what existing and potential members want from your club, you can deliver a great experience for them.

How to grow your Email Marketing list

How to grow your Email Marketing list

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 (10:00 - 12:00)

Email marketing is as effective as it has ever been and continues to deliver strong results when used well.

This webinar will cover the basics in building email marketing lists, GDPR, techniques for building an engaged database of subscribers and marketing leads, and a look at the benefits of what a good email marketing list can bring to your business.

Club Matters - Volunteer Experience

Club Matters - Volunteer Experience

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 (12:00 - 14:00)

Clubs often find themselves short of volunteers. The way that people volunteer and the time they have to give is not the same as it used to be. Ensuring volunteers feel recognised, rewarded and part of the team is essential. ​​


Are you looking to promote your Club and activity sessions?

We here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are offering Clubs and session providers a free platform in which to promote your activities across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Our 'Get Active' Search Engine allows users to search for a range of opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity in our local area.

Ensure your Club and sessions are uploaded, and showcase your activities!

Register your Club/Organisation first, then once that have been approved by us, you can start to upload details of your specific sessions.



Leicestershire & Rutland ProHelp

Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is a group of professional firms who have come together to provide professional skills and expertise for free to community and voluntary organisations across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Each firm has agreed to provide a number of hours worth of free advice each year. See the attached documents below for more information.


Inclusion Club Hub

The Activity Alliance (formally English Federation of Disability Sport, EFDS) have created the Inclusion Club Hub, to help clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. The toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.

The Ten Principles film below is there to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.


Leicester City - Discretionary Business Grants - Deadline Friday 16th August 6 pm

Leicester City - Discretionary Business Grants - Deadline Friday 16th August 6 pm

Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:52

Leicester City have received £3.5m from the government for an additional discretionary grant fund to widen support for small and micro businesses and charities. These grants are non-repayable. The deadline for round two of applications is 6pm on Friday 14 August. If you were eligible to apply in the first round, you will not be able to apply in this round.

Additional Links

For more information please contact:

Annette Kendrick

Annette Kendrick

Sports Development Officer (Funding & Clubs)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Please note that I work part-time, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Telephone
01509 564858 / 07962223541

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Partners

  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships