The aim of the Active Kent & Medway Small Grant Scheme for Individuals is to support FANS Members in full time education with costs associated with training and competing at a  national level.

Grants are available up to a maximum of £300 per round.  (Individuals can only apply for one grant in any 12-month period).

Your application will be assessed by a panel taking into account input from the governing body of your sport, where applicable, and the panel’s judgement will be final. Please ensure you apply well in advance of when you require support, as retrospective costs will NOT be awarded.

The fund is small in scale, with limited amounts available and therefore it may not be possible to fulfil all requests. If there are a large number of applicants, priority will be given to:

a) those who have not previously received funding from this source
b) those who have been selected for national/international events (evidence of the costs towards the national/international event should be provided with your application)

Applicants must be current FANS members in full-time education. Proof of this will be required, if over 16.

Maximum grant available is £300 (dependent on funds available and number of  applications)

a) Funding is for performers only and is not available for parents or coaches
b) Only up to 50% of travel/training costs/entrance fees/specialist equipment costs can be

Individuals can only apply for one grant in any 12-month period.

Funding cannot be retrospectively awarded for events and training which have already taken place or equipment costs already incurred.

Funding cannot be given for personal clothing. (For example, training shoes would not be funded but running spikes may be).

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate a financial need.


Funding Conditions

National governing bodies of sport may be consulted to assist in the prioritisation of applications if several applications are made by performers from the same sport.

The names of a FANS small grant recipient may be shared with National governing bodies of sport or local authorities.

As a recipient of a grant you will be required to promote the fact that you have been supported by Active Kent & Medway.

Recipients will receive a link to an online monitoring form via email, which will need to be completed, up to 16 weeks after the grant payment.  Please note that until the completed monitoring questionnaire has been returned you will NOT be eligible to re-apply for any future funding.

Kent County Council reserves the right to withdraw or re-claim part or all of an award, if any information provided is found to be inaccurate or the award is not used for the purposes for which it was given.


Lucy Rout

Lucy Rout

Business Support Officer

  • Tel: 03000 414734
  • Email: lucy.rout@kent.gov.uk
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