Funding for Coaches

Funding for Coaches

Blaby LSA Coach Development Grant Scheme

As part of Blaby District Local Sports Alliance's commitment to supporting local sports clubs, the Blaby LSA Coach Development Grant Scheme aims to support the development of local volunteers, coaches and clubs by offering them financial assistance to access National Governing Body coaching qualifications in their chosen sport.

This is a one off funding opportunity to provide grants to eligible applicants until there is no funding left. The grant will fund up to 50% of the total qualification cost up to a maximum of £100. The grant can be used towards the attendance and completion of a National Governing Body coaching qualification or Sports Leadership Course, e.g Level One Certificate in Coaching Football or England Hockey's Leadership Award. Successful applicants are required to deliver and record 10 hours of voluntary coaching that benefits Blaby District Local Sports Alliance or its partners and submit a case study with pictures when completed. The grant will be paid in two 50% payments when evidence requirements have been submitted.

To submit an application please read through the form below, complete it and return to us via email to or in the post to Health and Leisure Services, The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote, Leicestershire, LE9 3BN. Your application will be assessed at the next available LSA meeting and you will be informed of the panels decisision shortly after. If you require a decision on your applcation before the next available LSA meeting please let us know on your form as we have an elected sub group that can assess your application and provide you with a decision within 2 weeks. If you would like to discuss your application with us before you complete a form please call us on 0116 272 7703.

What support will the coach recieve?

  • Training needs analysis and Personal Development Planning
  • Financial support of up to £1,000 to help fund qualification fees
  • Access to a bespoke CPD programme (based on the coaches needs, working with key partners, for example, Loughborough University & Sports Coach UK)
  • Opportunity to network with fellow performance coaches
  • On-going support from the LRS Coaching Development Manager

To view any additional funding opportunities for sports coaches please visit the LRS website.