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Libby Clegg

As you look to involve volunteers with your organisation, there are a number of opportunities to access funding to support your activity. This page is intended to give an idea of what funding is available, and the best way to access it. 

Local Authorities

As part of their commitment to increasing volunteer engagement within the community, many local authorities or County Sport Partnerships may be able to provide support, or direct you to other suitable funding bodies. Contact details can be found by visiting www.direct.gov.uk  

National / Regional Athletics Organisations

Contact your home country athletic association (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) or regional office (England) to see if any funding is available to support volunteer development in your club. Home Country contact details.

National Volunteer Development Agencies

The home country Volunteer Development Agencies will have some involvement in funding distribution. This may be through a direct funding stream, or via involvement with another organisation.

Contact details can be found by clicking here

Torch Trophy Trust

This is a CCPR endorsed charitable organisation encouraging voluntary work within sport for the benefit of local communities. Bursaries are available up to £1000.

0207 854 8513 – general enquiries



An independent charity formed as a result of the Russell Commission. V focus on promoting volunteering for people aged 16-25. Funding rounds are taking place, and may be more appropriate for larger clubs, or groups of clubs applying together.

0207 084 8001 – general enquiries


This is just a selection of the funding providers that work in the voluntary and sport sector. Contact your National Volunteer Development agency for further information about funding providers.

If you need any further information about volunteering in athletics, please e mail volunteer@ukathletics.org.uk