To support the creation of a lasting legacy from London 2012, Leicestershire County Council, with the delivery support from Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), have once again committed resources to a grants scheme for local club and facility development projects.

The aim of the Legacy Fund is to support areas of development such as; the creation of new clubs and/or new club sections, new activities within clubs to widen the participation base of adults and/or juniors, better coaching within clubs, development of high quality clubs by helping to fund facility improvements, acquire high quality equipment to support its membership, land and building acquisition which provides a new place to play sport in the short to medium term and start-up costs of new mass participation events.

To fulfil these aims, Leicestershire County Council has created two funding schemes:

  1. The Gold Legacy Fund: Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support facility improvement projects in community sports clubs and voluntary organisations. This aims to fund things like pitch improvements or clubhouse refurbishment.
  2. The Silver Legacy Fund: Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support development projects in community sports clubs and voluntary organisations that increase or retain participation. This aims to fund things like coach bursaries and sports equipment.

Community sports clubs or voluntary organisations premises or main training base must be located in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland).

Deadline: Sunday 5th January 2014. For further information, full criteria, eligibility and details of how to apply, please visit the website below.

Leicestershire Legacy Fund