Badminton Court

Sports funding

Active4Today offers funding and support to individuals and clubs to support the development of sporting activity within Newark and Sherwood.

Sports funding

Active4Today administer two funding streams on behalf of Newark and Sherwood District Council:

We also offer free access to our leisure centres to athletes through the Talented Individual scheme.

Coach and Official Development

This fund has been designed to reduce the cost of obtaining a coaching or officiating qualification. Applicants can apply for up to 50% towards the course fee and individuals are only eligible for a maximum of £150 in a year.

All application forms must be received before you attend any course. Funding will not be awarded to anyone that has already attended the coaching/officiating course. The grant will be awarded on proof of successful completion of the course, with evidence of attendance required. The applicant must be a resident of Newark and Sherwood or volunteer within the district. Please consult the guidance notes or contact the Sports Development team if you have any queries.

Special Events and Projects

Do you want to set up a new junior coaching session for new or existing players?

Do you want to host an event that will promote your club/sport?

Sports clubs that are based in the district can apply to Newark and Sherwood District Council through Active4Today for funding to support activities that will increase participation and raise the profile of sport in the area. A maximum of £1500 will be awarded and projects will not be funded retrospectively.

If you are considering applying for the fund, please contact the Sports Development team on 01636 655701 or e-mail

Talented Individuals

We provide free access passes to one of our leisure centres for talented individuals who are members of national training squads. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Newark and Sherwood, a current member of a National training squad at the date of application, and compete and represent in competitions for their country.

The scheme has supported the following athletes over the last twelve months:

Application deadlines

The following dates are the deadlines for all applications. Any applications received after 5pm on the date will be deferred to the next panel. The next deadline will be arranged in due course

Case studies

In recent years we have assisted the following local sports clubs:

Newark Youth Trust

Newark Youth Trust offers grants or loans to any charitable organisations whose objects are for the benefit of young persons. Newark Youth Trust is only allowed to make grants to organisations for young people and in particular for the benefit of their education, recreation and leisure, and with the object of improving their conditions of life. So if you are a local youth group or sports team looking for funding for kit or equipment get in touch.

Councillor's Divisional Fund Awards

Contact your local county councillor to find out more about how they might be able to support worthy initiatives in the area