Become a Sported Member

As a Sported member, you get us in your team


groups across the UK part of the Sported network

Grassroots sport sits at the heart of our communities.

Sported is here to help local groups unleash its power to transform the lives of young people – and to back the local heroes who make it happen.

We deliver support and resources that will help your group, club or organisation thrive – as well as offering a range of programmes that provide funding and specific help to do and achieve more.

We understand how sport and physical activity can have a positive impact that shapes lives.

As part of your team, Sported will work with you to reach your goals – and level the playing field.

“The biggest impact and probably best thing that has ever happened for my organisation was joining the Sported network”

– Sported Member

If you:

• Directly delivery regular sport/physical activity to young people aged 11 – 25

• Are committed to Sport for Development outcomes over competition/participation in a specific sport

• Intentionally use sport / physical activity to improve the lives of young people OR need support to start doing this

• Are a non-profit organisation OR were formed for the purpose of advancing social purpose over and above private gain

Then you may be eligible to be a Sported member.

Please note:

• For religious organisations or those operating in a religious building, groups will not be eligible if their activity is used to promote the religious beliefs of the organisation

• If you are part of a larger membership body (eg Mind/Mencap etc) you need to be constituted separately to become a member. If you are not, please contact us to discuss options

If this isn’t you, but you still want to be a part of Sported, click here.

The following groups are not eligble to become a Sported member:

• Schools, further or higher education establishments

• Uniformed organisations such as Guides/Scouts/Girls and Boys Brigades/Sea Cadets

• Groups that only deliver in school settings and are paid by schools as part of their statutory provision

• Groups that only deliver during school holidays

As a Sported member, you'll receive FREE support including...

Need support? We've an expert who can help. Get free one-to-one support from Sported’s local teams across the UK – and from our Volunteer Consultants. Whether it’s business planning, governance, fundraising or other specialist expertise, tailored to your needs, your group can become more sustainable and look to the future with confidence.
Securing funding can be complicated – we’ll help you navigate the process. We’ll keep you informed about the essential funding and income generation resources that are available to support what you do and allow you to keep thriving. And with guidance on how to effectively measure your impact on your community, we’ll steer you safely through the application process.
Get help to do more, with Sported. Sported runs a range of exclusive programmes to help group reach out and rise up, breaking down barriers and providing funds so that you can unlock the full potential of your group – and young people.
With Sported’s help, running a group doesn’t need to feel like running a marathon. With Sported on your side, running a club doesn’t need to feel like running a marathon. Ensuring your policies and procedures are fit for purpose means fewer headaches in the long run. We’ve got specialist resources and advice to keep your group on track, on and off the field.
Want to be more inclusive? We’ll help you open the door. Are you inclusive? Or are you missing out on new members and priceless opportunities to give more young people a positive start through sport? We’ll help you remove the barriers, be more accessible, and widen the net with confidence.
Visit our online Hub and get access to expert knowledge, guides and unmissable offers, 24/7. Access webinars, workshops and a world of tips and advice to support you and your organisation at our members-only website, the Sported Hub. And through our partners, we’ve got deals and offers to save you cash.

For Football Clubs

If you’re a football club and looking to access the Barclays Community Football Fund, you don’t need to become a Sported member. 

“Having been operating in the London Borough of Barnet for over 30 years much of the support and training provided by Sported has been an integral part of our infrastructure and was fundamental in the club surviving the challenges created by the pandemic.”

– Sported Member

Read more about our work and the Sported network