To support local coaches and clubs subsidise the cost of putting coaches on courses, the majority of the districts in Leicestershire & Rutland now have a scholarship or funding opportunity through their local sports alliance.

Further details of each individual district available are listed below;

There are further opportunities through development grants and instances where coaches are supporting new teams, these can be found here 


Coach/Official Development Grant

The grant could fund up to 50% of your coaching course, to qualify for grant aid, individuals must apply through their club. As well as the general criteria which apply to all grant applications, organisations applying for coach/official education grants must meet the following criteria:

  • The course for which the individual is applying for grant aid must be for a sport/activity recognised by Sport England and/or the Governing Body of the respective sport.
  • Each grant application will be considered on its own merits. Grants will normally be awarded to a maximum rate of 50% and not exceeding £250. Applications will be considered for a minimum course cost of £20.
  • Applicants/clubs/other sources must be able to contribute at least 50% of the cost of the proposed course.
  • Applicants must be actively involved in providing opportunities and supporting the development of their sport within the Borough of Charnwood.

For more information or to download an application form please visit


Harborough District Sports & Activity Alliance Coaches’ Scholarship Fund

The HDSAA Coaches Scholarship Fund has been developed to assist local sports coaches and instructors to broaden their knowledge and gain appropriate qualifications, whilst also encouraging new volunteers into sports coaching. In turn this will improve the quality experience of people receiving sports coaching in the Harborough District whilst contributing to the development of coaches in the local area.

Click HERE to download the application form.

Hinckley & Bosworth

Local Sport and Health Alliance ‘Coach Scholarship Scheme’

Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sport & Health Alliance has recognised that the local area needs more Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches to meet the anticipated demand the 2012 Games will bring and has established a small scholarship fund to provide support for sports volunteers/ coaches to access National Governing Body Level 1 and Level 2 coach education awards.

Click HERE to download the application form.


Coach & Club Development Grant Scheme

Active Melton is the Local Sports Alliance for the Borough of Melton, bringing together all of the agencies that have an interest in sport and physical activity. Active Melton is supported by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, a partnership consisting of Local Authorities, National Governing Bodies of sport and Local Education Authorities. Their aim is to work together to develop a better sports system for players, coaches and clubs across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to encourage the development of sport and physical activity coaches, clubs and leaders within the Borough of Melton.

Click HERE to download the application form.

North West Leicestershire

North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Coach Education Grant

The North West Leicestershire Coach Education Grant assists in the development of local coaches, clubs and officials enabling them to gain appropriate qualifications in their chosen sport.

The grant is available to individuals attending a school/college within the North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership area and sports clubs/individuals who reside or coach at a sports club in North West Leicestershire. The grant available is 50% of the total cost up to a maximum of £100.

To apply for a coach education grant or find out further details please contact Gail Rushton, Sports Development & Alliance Co-ordinator for North West Leicestershire District Council on 01530 454735 or visit the NWLDC website

Oadby & Wigston

Oadby & Wigston Coach Scholarship Scheme

Oadby and Wigston Local Sport Alliance has recognised that the local area needs more Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches and has established a small scholarship fun to provide support for sports volunteers/coaches to access National Governing Body Level 1 and Level 2 coach education awards.

For more information on the criteria for the scheme and how to apply, please contact Avril Lennox, Leisure Development Officer at

Oadby & Wigston Sports Grant Scheme

Young people aged 18 and under, competing at county level or above can apply for £100 funding to assist with the cost of sports equipment, training and travelling expenses. Applicants must live or go to school within the borough to be considered.
For more information or an application form, please contact Avril Lennox, Leisure Development Officer at


Rutland LSA's Club, Coach & Volunteer Fund

The fund aims to develop community sport, by supporting coaches and volunteers to pay for qualifications and training. Qualifications can be expensive and the Rutland LSA wants to support coaches/ volunteers to develop their skills and in turn benefit community sport.

Community clubs rely on volunteers to survive, the Coach and Volunteer fund allows clubs to reward and develop their volunteers, improving the quality of delivery and provision of community sports clubs.

We strongly encourage local sports clubs and those wishing to develop new sporting opportunities in Rutland to apply.

To ensure the funding is used for the benefit of sport in the local community and enable us to monitor the impact of the funding, please meet the following criteria; 

  • We will only accept applications from community sports clubs, on the behalf of a coach or volunteer at the club.
  • Sports clubs must be based in Rutland
  • Coaches must complete 10 hours of voluntary hours (unpaid) at the club for every £100 pounds awarded to them, from the LSA.
  • If a Volunteer/Coach fails to complete coaching course the funding will need to be returned to the Rutland LSA

Clubs can apply for;

  • 50% of the total cost of UKCC NGB coaching courses, levels 1 to  3
  • The full cost of Sports Coach UK Coach Education workshops run through Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport or Rutland County Council.

For an application form visit the Active Rutland Website

For further information about Coach Education please contact;

Jake Kemp
Coach Education Administrator
T: 0116 284 4956
M: 07432 730 398

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