Development Bursary

The Northumbria Sport Development Bursary aims to upskill the student workforce, ensuring the long-term sustainability of coaching and officiating within our clubs.

The bursary can provide funding towards nationally recognised sports coaching and leadership qualifications, conference or other training opportunities to support your development and help you stand out to future employers.



Who can apply?

  • Northumbria University students registered to study in 2023-2024 academic year and
  • Current members of a Northumbria Sport club 2023-2024, who will contribute to the club
  • Or students actively engaged in the Northumbria Sport Volunteering & Internship programme


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 2023-2024
Applications to the fund 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




  • Submit your application form at least one month prior to the start date of the course
  • You can complete your online application via the link below
  • Communication will be sent to you via email with a decision, as well as relevant information after your application is reviewed including a grant letter for you to sign in order to agree to the terms and conditions
  • No applications will be considered for the Sport Development Bursary after the 31st May 2024


Applications are now live until the 31st May 2024.




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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