If you are an athlete looking to realise your potential, or a group aiming to get more people involved in sport, help is at hand.

The Active South Derbyshire Sports Pass and Grant Scheme

The scheme is designed to help talented local sports people to reach county, regional, national and international levels.

Depending on their level of achievement to date, individual applicants will be eligible for one or both of the following:

  • The provision of a Sports Pass, which allows free use of certain sports facilities for training purposes at Green Bank or Etwall Leisure Centre.
  • A small financial grant for training and coaching expenses, travel costs or the purchase of specialist equipment.

Funding is available twice a year during the application windows listed below. Applications submitted during this time only will be considered and can be made on this page using our online form below.

Please ensure you check that you meet the eligibility criteria (pdf, 320kb) before applying. (updated June 2020). 

1 January – 1 February 2022

1 July – 1 August 2022

Sports pass and grant application

You can also email for further information. 

Help with grant applications

Help is available from Active Derbyshire, which provides details of various sources of funding together with advice on writing bids and handy hints and tips.

Other key external sources of funding specifically for sport and physical activity can be found via Sport England, while South Derbyshire CVS also has various funding information.

You can also email for further information.