Working in partnership with our brokers, the Allianz Sports Fund provides funding to grassroots sports clubs across the country.
There are two rounds of grant funding, in June and November where 45 awards of between £500-£3,000 are available each time.
Awards are to help sports clubs meet their obligations, continue to provide opportunities within their local community and ease the financial impact as a result of coronavirus.
Applications will only be accepted from clubs who have been nominated by one of our Broker Partners.
Who and what we'll fund
Who can apply?
Any sports club that:
- takes part in an Olympic or Paralympic sport -
- has been nominated by a broker partner of Allianz Insurance plc
- is registered with their National Governing Body -
- has an official bank account registered in the club's name
You will need to satisfy all four requirements in order to be eligible to apply.
What type of funding can clubs apply for?
For the club
- Cost of changes to service or facilities due to COVID-19
- Facility Hire i.e. block bookings.
- Rent/lease payments
- Water Rates
- Grounds/facility maintenance (to maintain a state of readiness)
- Sport’s Governing Body membership fees
- Clubs league affiliation fees.
For its members
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.
What isn’t eligible for funding?
This fund is designed to help grassroots sports clubs. This means we're not able to help the following organisations:
- Local authorities, including town and parish councils
- Schools, colleges and universities
- Commercial sport and physical activity providers, e.g. private gyms
- Leisure operators
- Individuals who are either employed or self-employed within the sport and physical activity sector.
Applications open: Monday 2 August 2021
Deadline for applications: Friday 8 October 2021
Panel Review: Monday 1 November 2021
Applicants notified: by 12 November 2021
How can clubs apply
Applications will only be accepted from clubs who have been nominated by one of our broker partners.
We know there may be more than one club close to your heart. That’s okay, as there is no limit to the number of clubs you can put forward. Don’t forget to make sure your broker company is happy to be associated with the club you’re putting forward, as any communications will include their name if they are successfully awarded funds.
What you need to do next
To nominate a club, you’ll simply need to direct a club representative to the and provide them with the necessary information to link their application form to you and your company. To do this, they will need to provide this information:
- Your name
- Company Name
- Your email address
- Association between you and the club
Please remember that there are criteria the club need to meet in order to be eligible to apply, so please check these first before referring the club.
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