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County Durham Sport is currently working with a number of local partners to improve the support available to clubs in County Durham. This piece of work includes the funding support available to those clubs and organisations searching and applying for funding.

When this piece of work is complete, there will be menu of funding support opportunities which will be outlined on this page.

Until this process is complete, please feel free to scroll through the funding section to help you find or apply for funding.

County Durham Sport funding newsletter

County Durham Sport circulate a bi-monthly newsletter, full of the latest funding opportunities and hints and tips. To sign up to the newsletter, please email

Please click the link below to view our latest funding newsletter:

Funding Newsletter - November 2015

Searching for Funding

If you have a project in mind but aren’t sure where to start searching for funding, you can download the Sport funding sources document. This document provides information on both local and national funding opportunities, as well as whether you can apply and what you can apply for.

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If you haven’t been able to find what you are looking for in the document, or you have a specific funding query, please complete the FUNDING ENQUIRY FORM and a member of the County Durham Sport team will respond to your query.

Applying for funding

If you have already identified the funding you would like to apply, the documents below can provide you with advice and guidance on how to complete your funding application.

How to...Get ready to apply for funding

How to..Apply for Sport England funding

Being able to provide evidence that your project is needed is vital if you are applying for funding. Tools such as the Active People survey and market segmentation can help you demonstrate the current participation levels in your sport and whether there is demand for more opportunities. 



Reports and strategies such as local facilities strategies or health reports can also be useful in evidencing that there is a need for your project.


It is also a good idea to get the views of those people who are already involved in your project or those people you would like to recruit. Focus groups can be a great way to do this.