Please note that following a review of all the Charnwood Grants programmes, Sports Grants have been included in a new Charnwood Grant scheme for 2021/22.

The purpose of the grant schemes are to enable the Council to provide grants to a wide variety of voluntary and community organisations within Charnwood to further the Council’s aims and actively assist the community to enjoy a better quality of life, particularly where those projects would not go ahead without financial assistance.

The Charnwood Community Grants and Charnwood Community Facilities Grants will be available for applications from all Charnwood Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and will now include Sports Clubs and Physical Activity groups.

Sports Clubs and Physical Activity groups are also eligible for Member Grants.

2021/22 grant application deadlines and decision dates


Application deadline

Decision date

Round 1

Midnight Monday May 3, 2021

Thursday July 1, 2021

Round 2

Midnight Friday September 10, 2021

Thursday November 18, 2021

Active Charnwood offer funding to individuals, clubs and organisations that need additional finance to run their projects and activities.

For any information about the progress of a grant contact Grants Administration or visit the Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport Funding Finder for more on local funding opportunities.

Active Charnwood Alliance

The Active Charnwood Alliance, formerly known as the Charnwood Sport and Active Recreation Alliance (CSARA), is a partnership formed to make sport and recreation inclusive and provide opportunities for all within the borough.

Members of the partnership provide a range of services, funding, events/workshops and programmes for those already involved in sport or those thinking about giving it a try. The Active Charnwood Alliance website provides full details about all of these.

The Active Charnwood Alliance is made up of a main strategic board, consisting of three sub-groups;

  • Children and young people
  • Club, coach and volunteers
  • Active recreation

If you or your organisation/club would like to join one of the sub groups of the Active Charnwood Alliance please contact Andrew Doodson on 01509 634592 or email:

Last updated: Wed 12th April, 2023 @ 11:38