Sports Council Grants Scheme

Sports Council Grants Scheme

Kirkcaldy and Central Fife Sports Council (KCFSC) operates a grant scheme for its members. There are two grants, one being the Club Development Grant and the other the Special Project Grant.


To be eligible for KCFSC’s grants clubs/organisations must:

  • be a member of KCFSC for minimum of 6 months (discretionary)
  • be actively operating, training, and playing in KCFSC area (or setting themselves up to do so)
  • be an amateur organisation (i.e., does not pay its athletes to participate)
  • be constituted and have a recognised committee in place
  • have a bank account in the club’s name
  • be a ClubFife or National Governing Body accredited organisation
  • have their grant application endorsed by at least two committee members
  • complete an application for funding and submit using the online process via KCFSC website
  • ensure grant applications are not submitted retrospectively and, accordingly, those seeking assistance should endeavour to apply at least 2 months in advance of the project or event.
  • publicise the grant if the application is successful
  • participate in a review of how the funding has been spent

Tips for writing your application:

When writing your application please address the following:

  • Description of the project (Summary and its aims/vision)
  • Why is the project needed and who will benefit from it (What is the benefit to your Club/Organisation, its members, KCFSC and the local community?)
  • What will change as a result of the project?
  • How the project will be delivered?
  • What do you need to run your project and what is the total cost?
  • Date project will start and finish (if appropriate)


  • The club/organisation will be notified of the outcome of their grant application within a 2-month period.
  • If successful, the Treasurer of KCFSC will arrange payment of the grant direct to the club/organisation as one lump sum.
  • It is the responsibility of the Club to distribute the grant in accordance with the successful application and any conditions KCFSC grants committee apply.
  • If in the opinion of KCFSC, items provided by grant aid are not being used for the purpose(s) stated in the grant application, KCFSC reserves the right to seek restoration of all or part of the grant awarded.
  • Clubs/organisations can apply to either, or both, of the grants in any 12-month period

Grants Available:

Club Development Grant

A club development grant is available to assist clubs achieve the aims and objectives in their development plan.

Costs associated with the following will be considered:

  • Start-up costs
  • Promotional material
  • Equipment
  • Hosting major events
  • Other costs related to initiatives in the club’s development plan

Non-Eligible costs:

  • General running costs (including coaching fees and facility costs)
  • Capital costs
  • Training and competition costs for individual athletes or teams
  • Equipment specific to one individual (i.e., not for use of the whole club)

Grants are up to a maximum of £500 per club in a 12-month period and awarded at the discretion of KCFSC

Special Project Grant

Grants to fund special projects can be awarded on a collective club, sport or individual club basis and will be considered when a recognised need or significant benefit has been identified which aligns with the Plan For Fife.

They are available to enable sports clubs to engage with their communities to support projects that promote equality, diversity or inclusion through physical activity and sporting opportunity.

Designed to deal with the issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the rising cost of living, the special project grants aim to support clubs working with priority groups namely:

  • Low socio-economic groups
  • Culturally diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term health conditions
  • Inactive people
  • People living in hardship

The grants are £500 or other amount as KCFSC may determine. This is per club in a 12-month period.

Other sources of Grant funding

In addition to the above grants, Fife Council operates a Community Sports Grant Scheme. The scheme offers two grants, the first being an Individual Athlete Sports Grant and the second being a Coaches and Sports Officials Training Grant. Click for more information.

All grants are made at the discretion of the Sports Councils Grants or Management Committee whose decision is final

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