As the Worldwide Insurance Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, we understand the power of sport - but we know the pandemic and cost of living crisis has impacted heavily on the finances of local clubs. So, this year, we have pledged £100,000 to the Allianz Sports Fund in 2023 so we can offer financial support in the form of grants between £500-£3,000 for community sports clubs who need it most.
Who can apply?

Any sports club that:

  • has been nominated by a broker partner of Allianz Insurance plc*
  • takes part in an Olympic or Paralympic sport* - view list of current olympic and paralympic sports
  • is registered with their sports National Governing Body
  • has an official bank account registered in the club's name


What type of funding can clubs apply for?

The Allianz Sports Fund has been developed to help sports clubs meet their obligations and continue to provide opportunities within their local community.  This may include, but not limited to:
  • Cost of changes to service or facilities due to COVID-19
  • Facility Hire i.e. block bookings.
  • Rent/lease payments
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Utilities
  • Water Rates
  • Grounds/facility maintenance (to maintain a state of readiness)
  • Sport’s Governing Body membership fees 
  • Clubs league affiliation fees. 

Club Fees: Club membership fees. A club could partially reduce fees for all club members or pay entirely for members of the club who are at financial hardship. This should be allocated discreetly by the club themselves.

Sports Travel: Travel costs towards participating in matches/events.

Playing Kit: Playing kit. A club could partially reduce the cost of kit for all club members or pay entirely for members of the club who are at financial hardship. This again should be allocated discreetly by the club themselves.


This is not an exhaustive list and the Allianz Sports Fund will consider other ways to utilise the funds, which we ask that you specify on the application form.

  • Club to complete Allianz Sports Fund application form.
  • Completed club application forms will be assessed at a panel in November 2023.

The Allianz Sports Fund review panel will be looking for information on the areas noted below:

  • About the Broker who nominated – broker name, company, email address, association between clubs and broker.
  • About your club – name of club, sport, details of beneficiaries. 
  • Eligibility – registered to National Governing Body, club bank account.
  • Funding Requirements – what the club is applying for.
  • Impact – why funds are required, how they will be used, difference it will make to club members and your local community.  

Round 2

Launch date - 20 September 2023

Application deadline - 20 October 2023

Panel date - 13 November 2023

Announcement - 20 November 2023

All completed application forms by eligible clubs will be taken to a panel review, which will allocate £50,000 worth of grants. The panel will consist of Allianz employees and members of Team GB and Paralympics GB.

What happens next? Once the application window is closed: 

  • Application sift: We’ll review all applications received and ensure they meet the eligibility criteria previously specified. 
  • Panel Review: The clubs that pass the initial application sift will then have their application assessed by the review panel. This is where the potential impact of us giving you funding will be judged and decisions will be made.
  • Issue funds and terms: Clubs which are selected during the panel review will be notified via email in March. This email will include:
    - Funding amount – how much funding the Allianz Sports Fund can provide (this might be different from the amount you originally applied for)
    - Reminder of what funding should be used for
    - Request for photos or testimonials from the club to show the impact of the grant which can be used for PR purposes.

We only have £50,000 of funds available for each cycle and although we’d like to, sadly we can’t fund everything. If we can’t fund your request, you will be notified.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we can’t give feedback on an individual basis. 

* Broker must have an account with Allianz Insurance plc.