Club Development Fund

If you are part of the Northumbria Sport community either as sport volunteer, intern or sport club member you can apply to our Club Development Fund, which provides funding towards nationally recognised sports coaching and leadership qualifications, conferences, master classes or a club support package to help increase participation and engagement within your sport club.



Who can apply?

  • Be a current Northumbria University student registered on a programme of study for the academic year 2021-22 & 2022-2023
  • Available during 2022-23 to support coaching activity within your clubs training, development or social sport activity for a minimum of 90minutes per week per semester
  • Be actively engaged in either sport volunteering through the Northumbria Sport Leadership programme or an active member of a Student Sport Club
  • Demonstrate how the funding will have a long-term impact upon the development and sustainability of your sport, club and your own personal career aspirations
  • Submit your application form at least 1 month prior to the start date of the course.

What can you apply for?

  • Qualifications
  • Accreditations
  • Club Innovation activities*
  • Conferences
  • Workshops, Seminars or Masterclasses
  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities (CPD)




Level of Funding:

BRONZE Leadership Bursary: up to £100

SILVER Leadership Busary: up to £200 

GOLD Leadership Busary: up to £300






Download the Leadership Bursary Application Form here.

If you are a Northumbria Sport volunteer or intern you must first register as a volunteer on our portal, click here.

We will consider each application on a case by case basis and funding support is subject to available budget.




Northumbria Sport in partnership with the careers service are here to help you achieve your ambitions and make the most of your experiences whilst studying.

Together we offer applied workshops, mentoring and support during your volunteer journey and help apply the skills you learn to make you more employable!

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