Sports Development

As part of our commitment to developing sport across the district the Sport & Physical Activity team works hard to provide guidance and advice on:

  • Current activities on offer across the Winchester District
  • Opportunities to join local sports clubs
  • Developing sports club and achieving club mark status
  • Creating new sports clubs
  • Specific grants available to clubs and individuals

If you have any enquiries regarding Sport Development please contact a member of the team on 01962 848 329 or e-mail


  • Club Development

    Winchester City Council is committed to supporting its local clubs. We would like to develop high quality clubs across the district for local residents to access sport and physical activity opportunities. If your club has 10s or 100s of members we would still like to offer you support in developing and reaching your clubs full potential.

    Have a look at the Energise Me website which provides further links and information on club development areas which we can offer support with.

    If you would like to talk to a member of the team regarding Club Development please call on 01962 848 329 or email

  • Sports Partners

    We work with a number of key partners across Winchester District. To read more please access their websites in the Other Website area on this page.

  • Sports Grants

    We do not operate a specific sports grants programme but can offer advice and help to endorse funding bids to other specific funding pots that are available countywide some are listed below. For more information please call the Sports and Physical Activity Team on 01962 848 329

    Funding Opportunities for Clubs

    • Sport England - is committed to helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life.
    • Funding Opportunities for Coaches - Investing in organisations and projects that will get more people taking up and continuing to play sport and creating opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. In addition to our investment in key partners to deliver specific objectives, we are launching funding programmes open to a wide range of organisations. These include sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities.

    Coach, Official & Volunteer Scholarship Scheme

    If you are a coach currently practicing with a Level 1 or 2 qualification and are looking to progress further to UKCC Levels 2 and 3 you may be eligible to apply for the coach bursary scheme operated by Sport Hampshire & IOW. The scheme will fund Level 2 & 3 coaching qualifications assuming candidates meet certain requirements. The application must be endorsed by a lead officer which should be either the local authority Sports Development Officer or National Governing Body Officer. Read more about Sport Hampshire & IOW's Coach, Official & Volunteer Scholarship Scheme.

    For more information on other funding streams available to clubs and individuals please read more on the Engerise Me website.