Leadership & Innovation Fund

If you are part of the Northumbria Sport Leadership Programme as a volunteer, intern or club committee you can apply for a leadership fund towards nationally recognised sport qualifications and development opportunities. 

Northumbria Sport clubs can now also apply for funding for innovative projects on and off campus, and virtually which aim to raise student engagement and participation, and contribute to increased members and sustainability of their student sport clubs.


  Who can apply?

  • Northumbria Sport appointed Intern or Volunteer
  • Northumbria Student Sport Club member

What can you apply for?

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

*Club innovation activities must clearly demonstrate a purpose and rationale for driving student participation and sustainability* 


  Level of Funding:


BRONZE Leadership Bursary: up to £50-100

SILVER Leadership Busary: up to £100-150 

GOLD Leadership Busary: up to £150-200




Download the Leadership Bursary Application Form here

Please note: the Leadership Bursary will close on 31st May 2021.      

Before applying you must first register as a volunteer on our portal, click here.


Due to COVID 19 application review dates will be scheduled for new the academic year 2020/21 and are currently TBC

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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