Clubs invited to bid for share of £15 million fund

The latest round of bidding for Sport England funding has opened and angling clubs are being invited to bid for a slice of a £15m pot.

Over 1,300 local community sports groups across the country have already benefitted from the outfit’s Inspired Facilities scheme and they are now looking for new applicants who are in desperate need of improving the waters and amenities they offer.

Sport England Chair, Nick Bitel, said: “With £15 million available this time and a further £40 million in future bidding rounds, there are plenty of opportunities to benefit from this fund.”

Several clubs have already benefitted from the project - which was launched following the London Olympic Games in 2012 to boost participation in all sports - with Burton Mutual AA receiving £50,000 last year to create a new clubhouse to conduct indoor tuition sessions.

Who can bid?
Any angling club who encourages the local community to get involved in the sport is eligible to bid for funding. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to help with issues such as lake restorations and buying tackle to use on coaching days. For more information on how to submit your application visit