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Club Finances

Clubs often find finances a challenge especially when it comes to managing their accounts, securing income for on-going costs, and securing additional funds to support club development. Club Durham offers a range of information and to support to help you better understand your clubs’ finances and how they work.

Managing club budgets

Your club needs to have a club budget in place; your club’s budget needs to be a part of your Club development plan. Through your club committee you will need to understand and agree what your club wants to achieve and how much this will cost to achieve it.

Your club’s budget will be the main tool that helps you to manage your finances, as well as helping you to communicate your finances to the rest of the club and people outside of the club.

Short term budget – to help you manage everyday club finance.

Long term budget – to help you plan and manage your funds for the next 3-5 years. Sport England Buddle website provides simple steps to help you develop the right budget for your club and provides further guidance about how to manage your money.

Help to Identify and Apply for Grant Funding

Club Durham offers a range of options for clubs in need of support with applying for funding, from online information to face to face support.

To make it easy for clubs to find the most relevant and up to date funding, members can receive information on current funders & funding via our monthly newsletter, to be forwarded a copy of our newsletter please contact your Community Wellbeing Locality Officer


Is a free fund finder site for County Durham, any organisation can register & log into this site, so feel free to browse the website and do a more detailed search specific to your project. It may mention additional funders to fit your needs. We use this site to collate the funding information in show in our newsletters.

Durham Community Action

Throughout 2024 have a range of funders and grant-giving organisations who have kindly offered to run a series of virtual funding information sessions for representatives of voluntary and community groups across County Durham. Information will be given on the various funds they have available, how to apply and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions, visit Durham Community Action

County Durham Sport Insight Hub.

With resources from County Durham Sport Insight Hub, you can explore statistics related to physical activity, health, areas of deprivation, and access to services and local assets.  This will be very helpful in demonstrating a need for your project within your local community. Having an evidence-based understanding of local needs, and challenges could help you prioritise, plan, or even secure funding for your work. Check-out the tools via the link