• Club Development

Alive Active Communities are committed to supporting local clubs and groups to increase participation in activities

What we do

We can offer support by:

  • Mentoring or advising clubs and groups
  • Share relevant research and best practice updates
  • Signpost clubs and groups to funding opportunities
  • Signpost clubs and groups to development opportunities and resources

What other support is available?

Sport England

Sport England have a range of information and guidance on matters which will help you to develop your club as well as funding opportunities. Visit: https://www.sportengland.org/ for more information.

National Governing Bodies (NGB)

The best source of information for most sports is their NGB. NGB’s are the recognised organising bodies for each sport. These webpages have all the specific information for your sport about: playing, coaching, officiating, running your club, education, and volunteering.

You can find a list of them here: National governing bodies | Sport England

Club Matters

Club Matters is a Sport England Lottery funded programme that provides free resources, support, guidance, and workshops.

Club Matters resources are designed to support organisations who are looking to set up, develop, grow, reach out to new communities, and maximise their engagement with new and existing members, participants, and volunteers.

What resources are available?

The resources provided by Club Matters come in a range of different formats including workshops, online tutorials, videos, infographics, podcasts, guidance notes, quizzes, templates and self-help tools and website pages. They offer free, bite sized support, guidance and learning opportunities that cover the eight key areas including:

  • Coronavirus resources
  • Facility development
  • Financial management
  • Participant development
  • Planning for your future
  • Volunteer development
  • Welfare and safeguarding


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.

How can your club achieve Clubmark?

The Clubmark accreditation process is now conducted through the National Governing Bodies of those sports that support the scheme. Examples include:

Cricket – England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) – The Official Website of the ECB

Hockey – ClubMark | England Hockey

Cycling – Achieving Clubmark status (britishcycling.org.uk)


Sported supports over 2,500 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

Simply visit: http://sported.org.uk/

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