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Sports Council Grants

Newcastle-under-Lyme Sports Council can make grant offers to Clubs/Organisations, Schools or Individuals.

Each year, the Sports Council is given a grant by the Borough Council of £20,000 approx.  This funding is then awarded to grant recipients throughout the year and there can be forty plus applicants in any one year.  Therefore the maximum grant which may be payable is £1000.

To be eligible clubs/organisations and schools must have a properly constituted Committee of Management and be based within the administrative area of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, individuals must reside within the Borough.

To apply for a grant simply download the appropriate form, complete this in full and return to:

Geoff Durham
Civic Offices
Merrial Street

If you have any questions regarding the application form or the application process please contact Louise on 01782 742222 or

Dates of future meetings:

  • Thursday 12 March, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: From 1 April, 2015 the format of the Sports Council is changing. It will become the Newcastle-under-Lyme Sports Advisory Council and will play a bigger role in the sporting community. It will no longer issue grants directly but will advise the Borough Council's Grants Assessment Panel (who will be responsible for the future awarding of grants).

A launch event for the new organisation is being held on Thursday 26 March, 2015 at 7pm at a venue to be confirmed. Representatives from local schools, sports clubs and individuals who are resident in the borough are invited along to the event.

The first Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 16 April, 2015 at 7pm (again venue to be confirmed)

If you would like to attend the launch event, nominate someone to sit on the new Committee or if you require further information, please contact Mark Thornewill (Interim Chair of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Sports Advisory Council) on 01785 619896. Alternatively, you can email


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