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Sports grants

We award grants to help with the development of young people in sport. The scheme is currently under review.

If you need any advice about an application, contact or 020 8356 4897.

Talented young athlete

An award for young athletes to help them develop and progress in their sport. Anyone who achieves the gold or silver talented young athlete award also receives a full or half price membership at one of Hackney's leisure centres, courtesy of Better.

Progressive community club

Funding for community clubs to help them provide sporting opportunities for young people.

Coach education fund

Funding for coaches who hold at least a level one national governing body qualification and want to gain a higher level qualification to coach young people in Hackney.

Cash 4 Clubs (UK)

Sports club that are registered with their sport's national governing body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs grants scheme. Cash 4 Clubs gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.  Since 2008 over £100,000 has been given out in grants to 139 community sports clubs across the UK. There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000. 

Applications can be made at any time. Visit

London Sport

Visit London Sport to search for a variety of sport and physical activity funding streams for organisations. You can also search for funding opportunities.

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Page updated: 13 Mar 2015 

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Contact details

Sport, Leisure & Physical Activity Development
Cultural Services
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
Opening Times
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm.
Tel:020 8356 7422
Fax:020 8356 7515