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  • Club Development

Alive Sports Development work with local clubs and groups to increase participation in sporting activities

What we do

We can offer assistance by providing grants to help clubs with projects which develop sport, organise governing body courses or for coach education and training qualifications.

Club Matters

Club Matters offers support to all clubs. Club Matters, Sport England’s one-stop-shop for sports clubs, provides you with support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal. Club Matters offers free, simple and bitesize support to all clubs.

Club Matters can help you to improve your club with:

Online Support – There is a range of support available including online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules

Workshops – Club Matters workshops are free, short training sessions delivered across the country by experts in a range of specific areas

Mentoring – Whether you want long term support, or just a short call to sound out your ideas, Club Matters mentors can help. The flexible mentoring scheme will offer more personal support to you and your club

Club Improvement Plan – An online health check for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well & areas for development. This will provide your club with a tailored plan

Club Views – A club review tool allowing you to ask your members and volunteers what they think about your club


Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.

Clubmark aims to make sure the nation’s sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful and stands for higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management in community sports Clubs.

It will show that your Club provides the right environment ensuring the welfare of members and encouraging everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right Club for their young people.

Clubmark can help you to improve your club by:

  • Setting clear goals and objectives
  • Ensuring your Club is running effectively and efficiently
  • Updating policies, training and systems
  • Accredited Clubs are able to use Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme

How can your club achieve Clubmark?

The Clubmark accreditation process is now online and can be found on the Club Matters website

Sport England

Sport England have a range of information and guidance on matters which will help you to develop your club. Visit:


Sported supports over 3,000 amazing community groups that use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.

When you become a member of Sported you will get access to a range of services which are designed to suit your individual needs. Some of the areas that your organisation may benefit from include:

  • Advice from skilled volunteers
  • Funding resources and support,
  • Access to the online Member area
  • Impact measurement – prove sport works

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