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 South Derbyshire Talent Academy

The South Derbyshire Talent Academy launched in July 2022 to replace the Sports Pass and Grant scheme.

Active South Derbyshire, in partnership with South Derbyshire District Council, Derbyshire Institute of Sport and Active Nation offer a scheme of support aimed at encouraging the development of sporting excellence in South Derbyshire.

The South Derbyshire Talent Academy is designed to aid talented local sports people to realise their potential, whether it be at County, Regional, National, or International level.

The 2023/24 programme is currently under review, please keep an eye on this page for further updates.

Any applications made at this time will not be considered. 


For further information contact

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.