Development Bursary

The Northumbria Sport Development Bursary provides funding for students to go towards nationally recognised sport coaching qualifications, conferences, and other training opportunities.

Students can access up to £300 of funding per academic year.

Why apply?

  • Add qualifications or training opportunities to your CV
  • Support your professional development and enhance your graduate employability
  • Maximise your Northumbria Sport internship or volunteer experience by gaining additional qualifications to support you in your role
  • Support your Northumbria Sport Club by gaining your coaching/referee qualification

If you wish to apply, submit an application through the link below.



Who can apply?

  • Northumbria University students registered to study in 2024-2025 academic year and
    • Students actively engaged in the Northumbria Sport Volunteering & Internship programme Or 
    • Current members of a Northumbria Sport club 2024-2025 who will contribute to the club through coaching or being a committee member 


What can you apply for?

  • Qualifications
  • Accreditations
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities (CPD)



Terms and Conditions: 

You must be registered for study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2024-2025
Applications for the Sport Development Bursary must be received one month in advance of the course/qualification start date
You must fully commit to completing the course and ensure you are available on all dates requested, including any assessment dates



Applications will reopen 1st August 2024 for students registered to study in 2024/25.




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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