Sports Council Grants Scheme

Sports Council Development Grant – up to a maximum of £500

East Fife Sports Council provides the opportunity for member clubs to apply for club development grants. The club development grant is up to a maximum of £500 and is awarded at the discretion of the sports council. Club development grants are to assist clubs achieve the aims and objectives in their development plan (eg. new section to an existing club), but will not support a club’s general running costs such as admin, facility hire and travel.

Costs associated with the following will be considered:
• Start-up cost (new club/section) and development costs
• Promotional material
• Equipment
• Initial facility hire
• Specialist coaching fees
• Attending major events
• Hosting major events.

Non-eligible costs: 
• Coaching fees
• Ongoing costs
• Capital costs
• Training
• Individual athletes or teams training/competition
• Replacement equipment
• Individual equipment.

• Be constituted and have a recognised committee in place
• Must be ClubFife Club or NGB Accredited Club
• Must be affiliated to sports council for minimum of 6 months (discretionary)
• Maximum grant available to an individual club in a 12 month period is £500
• Have a club bank account
• Be actively operating, training and playing in Fife or setting themselves up to do so
• Be a voluntary sports club
• Have their application endorsed by TWO committee members of the club making the application.

Sports Council Special Projects Grant

East Fife Sports Council will provide an opportunity each year to fund special projects. This may be on a collective club, sport or individual club basis. This will be considered when there is a recognised need or significant benefit identified by the applicant or sports council.

• Must be affiliated to sports council for minimum of 12 months
• Must be ClubFife Club or NGB Accredited Club.

Non eligible costs:
• Capital costs
• Training.

All grants are made at the discretion of the East Fife Sports Council Grant or Management Committee whose decision is final.


To make an Application

DOWNLOAD & READ the Funding Information
Click here to complete the online application form for Development Grant/Special Projects Grant
OR, download the Application Form and return to


Fife Council’s Community Sports Grants

Fife Council’s Community Sports Grants are available to assist individuals and clubs and are available in two categories:
• Individual Athlete Sports Grants
• Coaches and Sports Officials Training Grant.

Please see Funding Information document for more information.


EFSC Funding Gallery

Have a look at some of the members who have received EFSC funding since 2018:


Tayport Walking Football Club

Pittenweem Tennis Club

Scotscraig Bowling Club


Fife Cycle Speedway

Falkland Tennis Club

Anstruther Tennis Club

Auchtermuchty Bowling Club

Largo Bay Sailing Club

Duffus Park Bowling Club

St Andrews Angling Club

Falkland AFC

Pegasus Gymnastics Club

Ladybank Bowling Club

Lundin Links Ladies Golf Club

Cupar Bowling Club



Madras College Girls Hockey Club

Elie & Earlsferry Sailing Club

Crail Rowing Club

St Andrews Curling Club

Ladybank Bowling Club

St Andrews Angling Club

St Andrews Sailing Club

Soccer AM-Over 35s

Waid Academy

Bell Baxter High School

Howe of Fife RFC: Fife Clan