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Grant Aid

Aberdeenshire Clubsport SCIO Grant Categories

The following applications for grant assistance will be eligible for consideration:

Club Talented Individual or Team

Scottish, UK & Europe and International Representation, purpose of this grant is to support individuals or clubs who have been selected to participate in training squads or full representation at National or International Level.  Applications must be made by, and grants paid to, the affiliated club rather than an individual.  Letter from NGB confirming invitation and Ranking list must be provided at time of Claim. 

Maximum level of funding – £300 at full international level or £200 if at a national squad level.

Funding for school age children completing for a school or club in a National or International Competition.  Maximum level of funding – £150.

Club Start Up

Purpose of this grant is to encourage greater participation in sport at grassroots level.  Available for new groups to apply for or groups that are increasing their pool of membership (for example, setting up a junior section).  If the new club ceases to exist within three years of grant award, then ACS will seek re-imbursement.  Club must submit copies of their Constitutions, last Bank Statement.

Maximum level of funding £300.

Club Coach Development

Purpose of this grant is to encourage the development of more qualified coaches.  For example, a NGB course, Sports Coach UK, Running Sports or other appropriate qualification.  Recipients of awards should be prepared to assist with local events or coaching courses to the general benefit of sport in the area.  Recipients should be coaching on a voluntary basis.  Up to 50% of the actual course fees may be covered by ASC. 

Applications must be made by, and grants paid to, the affiliated club rather than an individual.50% of costs up to the maximum level of funding – £150 per individual or £600 per club. 

Club Development Grants

Categories of grants see below:

A maximum of £600 per club in any financial year.

Development, Participation & Performance Grant, purpose of this grant is for the: Development of Introductory, Improver and Performance squads; Initial establishment of Annual Leagues and Tournaments; High Level Coaching; Development of Junior, Disabled, Youth Initiatives within Club or Community Settings. 50% of costs up a maximum level of funding – £300

Event, purpose of this grant is to support clubs who want to develop their club or raise the profile of their sport/club by way of an event or at enhancing participation or performance at club and community level, including Public open days; Competitions (of higher standard than normal club competitions); Coaching Workshops; Festivals, Mini Games, Taster Sessions; Club to School or Community Links; etc. £300 Maximum grant.

Club Travel Grants, purpose of this grant, is to help clubs and teams, attend competitions or invitation events for which they have had to qualify.  50% of costs up to the maximum level of funding – £400 per club or up to £100 if an individual club member. £200 if an institution event.

Clubs travelling to non-selective events will not be considered unless long term development benefits to the club can be demonstrated.  50% of cost up to the maximum level of funding – £100 per club (UK).

Positive Participation Grant of up to £1000 per application (depending on available funds) is open to all sports clubs within Aberdeenshire to help get more people active and enjoy the sports you already love. We are a member’s organisation and new clubs are encouraged to join and apply. All applications will be considered. Please contact for more information.