Funding to support your club


Sports Councils across the UK are continuing to offer support to sailing clubs during this challenging time.


A new fund of up to £4million has been launched by Sport Wales to help grassroots sports clubs and organisations that are currently facing an uncertain future.

With so much community sport on pause due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the new Be Active Wales Fund is a lifeline to help them not only weather the Covid 19 storm but to also rebuild and restart.

Thanks to the Welsh Government and repurposed money from the National Lottery, clubs and organisations will be able to make sure they can continue to keep their communities active by applying for a grant of between £300 and £50,000.

Applications can be made online at where you'll also find a comprehensive guide on how to apply. The RYA Cymru Wales Development team are also on hand to support clubs with their applications.

RYA Cymru Wales CEO, Gerwyn Owen said: "We're all thrilled that sailing has been able to restart but we're fully aware that many of our clubs still need support. This new fund will provide crucial financial backing to help clubs survive the current crisis and also introduce the safety measures which are required to follow our guidance on ensuring a safe return to activity. We'd like to thank Sport Wales for establishing the Be Active Wales Fund, and also recognise the support of the Welsh Government and National Lottery."

Research carried out by Sport Wales suggests that the inequality gap in sports participation has intensified during lockdown, most notably for those living in deprived areas. As a result, RYA Cymru Wales will be doing everything they can to help the Be Active Wales Fund reach those communities who need it most. For full details, visit

Join the RYA Cymru Wales team and representatives from Sport Wales for a focus on the new Be Active Wales fund and updates on returning to boating. The team will be ready to answer any questions from your club on funding or getting back out on the water. Book on here.


Sport England's Community Emergency Fund, Community Assett Fund and Small Grants funds are currently paused but rest assured we will let you know as soon as this situation changes.

Sailing clubs may be able to access match funding through a collaboration between Sport England and Crowdfunder. This will see £1 million of match funding been made available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus pandemic. More information can be found here


For Scottish clubs, there is a variety of information for sports and community projects here at sport Scotland however at the moment there is currently no specific sport Scotland emergency funding for clubs or organisations. More information can be found here 

Northern Ireland

The emergency fund is now closed along with other funding streams open to clubs. The Department of Communities has secured more money for sport and a review is currently on-going about the use of that fund. RYANI will notify clubs as soon as we have an update.