Satellite Clubs Funding

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Designed to get young people active and create regular activity habits

Satellite clubs are local sport and physical activity opportunities that are designed around the needs of young people and provide them with positive, enjoyable experiences, making it easy for them to become active or to develop more regular activity habits.

Understanding what’s important to young people and what their motivations and wishes are is the first step to developing a successful satellite club. They should be customer-led with young people involved in decisions and design.

What are the goals of the programme?

Providing positive experiences

Creating enjoyable and fun experiences, designed for and with young people, that will help them feel positively about physical activity or sport and confident in their ability to take part

Changing behaviour

Helping young people to become active and to stay active by supporting them to exercise at a moderate intensity and to build regular activity habits

Influencing the sector

Supporting activity providers to adapt and tailor their offer to reflect and meet the different motivations and needs of young people so that their activities are delivering what 14 to 19 year olds are looking for, expecting and want, particularly those who aren’t currently active or at risk of dropping out

Who are we looking to reach?


Benefits for young people

  • Having fun
  • Meeting new friends
  • Feeling fitter and healthier
  • Gaining confidence
  • Being involved in decisions
  • Learning new skills

Benefits for activity providers

  • Reaching new participants
  • Shaping activities with 14-19s
  • Attracting funding and resources
  • Developing coaches, leaders and volunteers
  • Creating new partnerships

How to apply for funding?

Sport England announced in early July that Energise Me had been successful in securing funding to support delivery of a local satellite clubs programme between October 2017 and March 2019.  We’re in the process of developing our application pack. We’ll be looking to launch the programme soon and inviting local youth, community and sport organisations to submit their proposals to us.

Making a difference

We’re entering an exciting new phase of the satellite clubs initiative, which has refreshed aims and objectives to help us achieve the outcomes set out in Sport England new Towards an Active Nation strategy.

The programme was originally launched in 2013 and we’ll be looking to build on the successes delivered so far in partnership with our local sports clubs, activity providers, schools, colleges and National Governing Bodies.

So far, in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Satellite Clubs funding has supported:

If you’re thinking of setting up a club, we’d love to hear from you!

For more information
Penny Woods
Strategic Lead - Programmes
Call 01962 676375 / 07540 238139
For more information
Kaari Kink
Project Support Intern
Call 01962 676384
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