Satellite Clubs Funding
What you need to know – Satellite Clubs
What is a Satellite Club?
Funded by Sport England, the Satellite Clubs initiative opens up sport to young people in the wider community by combining great community/education facilities with the skills and passion of local sports clubs (which we refer to as Hub Clubs). They act as an extension to a hub club and allow them to diversify their offering – a bit like an express version of your favourite store.
We’ve met our target to ensure every Secondary School and College has been offered a Satellite Club. As a result, we are extending our delivery to community facilities, charities and club development support for community sports clubs.
What does a Satellite Club look like?
- Hosted at a secondary school, college or community facility near to the hub club
- Open to everyone aged 14-25 in the wider community
- Held at a time which is convenient for young people to access and also delivered regularly
- Run by community sports hub club coaches and volunteers.
These clubs don’t replace after school clubs – they’re here to encourage all young people into sport and activity beyond school, making the transition from school sport to club sport as seamless as possible. Think of them as providing a stepping stone to help every young person find their place and create a lifelong connection to their sport.
Satellite Clubs are also great for providing support for clubs in a flexible way – they can help in areas where there is high demand, offer more diverse sports or engage at all levels; from inclusive sport to specific sessions for different age and gender groups.
What do I need to do to apply?
Satellite Clubs cover a diverse range of sports, so as long as your sport is recognised by Sport England then you should be good to go – check the Sport England website for full details.
We have access to funding at a local level from Sport England and it’s based on the needs of the club rather than just a set amount – the key is that funding might be short term, but it creates a club that can sustain itself and continue to inspire for years to come.