Satellite Clubs

Satellite Clubs are a  Sport England funded project focused on local physical activity and sport clubs designed around the needs of young people.

They provide new opportunities for young people to get active and give them the chance to regularly take part in sport and physical activity in a convenient and enjoyable environment. They’re designed around the needs of young people and ultimately give a positive experience of being active.

London Sport is distributing Satellite Clubs funding on behalf of Sport England.


Funding Round Now Open

Deadline to Register Interest: 23.59 on Saturday 31 October

Our October funding round for Sport England Satellite Clubs is open to applications throughout the month.

Click the button below and create an account to start your application.

Additional Dates:

Applications will be checked and comments provided to applications by 9 November, we strongly recommend all applicants review this feedback. Resubmissions must be submitted between 9-15 November with final funding decisions being made w/c 30 November.

If you have any questions, please email grants@londonsport.org.


Success Stories

London Sport have been distributing Satellite Club funding for a number of years and, with the support of many partners, have helped hundreds of young people enjoy the benefits of regular sport and physical activity.

Find out more about some of our success stories with sports including goalball, basketball, wallball, rugby, football and swimming below.


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How do Satellite Clubs work?

Satellite Clubs are focused on supporting an increase in the number of 14-19-year olds participating regularly in physical activity and sport.

The clubs should be designed to meet the needs of young people and provide a positive fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part.


Core principles of Satellite Clubs

  • Delivery must be focused on young people aged 14-19.
  • Aimed at helping young people become active or build regular activity habits and/or targeting under-represented groups in physical activity and sport. 
  • Activity provided through Satellite Clubs should be aligned to achieving the Chief Medical Officers recommendation of delivering moderate to vigorous intensity activity. 
  • Organisations must deliver weekly for at least one hour/week for 30 weeks, and be committed to deliver the club beyond that.
  • Be young-person led including involving them in decisions and design.
  • Be linked to or developed into regular physical activity and/or sport.
  • Appropriate safeguarding standards must be in place.
  • Abide by Satellite Clubs’ Terms & Conditions.

An Ideal Applicant

  • You have the ability to reach inactive 14-19-year olds and an understanding of the different barriers and motivations to them taking part in physical activity and sport.
  • You are capable of engaging inactive girls and young women to participate in sport and physical activity.
  • You have experience and a good track record of engaging inactive young people and access to an appropriate facility for delivery.
  • You can deliver a Satellite Club weekly for at least of one hour/week for 30 weeks and be committed to delivering the club beyond that.
  • You have the right workforce in place and have techniques to support your Satellite Club after the initial funding period; such as generating income and in-kind support.

Got an idea, not sure if it fits? Get in touch with grants@londonsport.org


Satellite Club funding can be used for:

  • Coaching (maximum of £30 per hour)
  • Administration – all successful projects receive a set fee of £75 to cover admin costs
  • Volunteers (maximum of £10 per hour)
  • Hire of facilities
  • Transport of participants or coaches
  • Training/Coach Education Courses (to run or sustain the project) up to one/project
  • Equipment

What we need from you

Projects must report participant data on a ten-weekly basis to London Sport for the duration of the funding period. London Sport will provide all monitoring tools and forms for you to record and report participant data.

Please note: Failure to return participant data will result in funding being withdrawn. All organisations applying to deliver a Satellite Club will also be required to complete Youth Personalities training as part of the application process.

Got an idea, not sure if it fits? Get in touch with grants@londonsport.org