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The Allianz Sports Fund

The Allianz Sports Fund provides funding to grassroots sports clubs across the country, in partnership with their brokers. Awards are to help sports clubs meet their obligations, continue to provide opportunities within their local community and ease the financial impact as a result of coronavirus.

About The Allianz Sports Fund

As the Worldwide Insurance Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, we understand the power of sport - but the pandemic has impacted heavily on the finances of local clubs. So, we have pledged £100,000 to the Allianz Sports Fund in 2021 to offer financial support in the form of grants between £500-£3,000 for community sports clubs who need it most.

Funding dates and amount

There are two rounds of grant funding, in June and November where 45 awards of between £500 - £3,000 are available each time.

Who can apply?

Any sports club that:

  • takes part in an Olympic or Paralympic sport - view list
  • has been nominated by a broker partner of Allianz Insurance plc
  • is registered with their National Governing Body - view list
  • has an official bank account registered in the club's name

You will need to satisfy all four requirements in order to be eligible to apply.

What type of funding can clubs apply for?

The Allianz Sports Fund has been developed to help sports clubs meet their obligations and continue to provide opportunities within their local community. This may include, but not limited to:

For the club

  • Cost of changes to service or facilities due to COVID-19
  • Facility Hire i.e. block bookings.
  • Rent/lease payments
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Utilities
  • Water Rates
  • Grounds/facility maintenance (to maintain a state of readiness)
  • Sport's Governing Body membership fees
  • Clubs league affiliation fees.

For its members

Club Fees: Club membership fees. A club could partially reduce fees for all club members or pay entirely for members of the club who are at financial hardship. This should be allocated discreetly by the club themselves.

Sports Travel: Travel costs towards participating in matches/events.

Playing Kit: Playing kit. A club could partially reduce the cost of kit for all club members or pay entirely for members of the club who are at financial hardship. This again should be allocated discreetly by the club themselves.

This is not an exhaustive list and the Allianz Sports Fund will consider other ways to utilise the funds, which we ask that clubs specify on the application form.

Allianz Brokers

Applications can only be accepted from clubs who have been nominated by one of our broker partners - check to see who your insurance is provided by, your NGB may be able to help. See example from England Boxing; Boxing clubs can access up to £3,000 through Allianz Sports Fund - England Boxing The broker must have an account with Allianz Insurance Plc.

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided by third-parties and accepts no liability relating to any information contained on the site. If any contact details have been provided, It is recommended that you contact them directly.

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