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Satellite Clubs

What is a Satellite Club?

Satellite Clubs are extensions or outposts of existing community sports clubs or activities who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to local places, such as a community venue or a school where young people already meet. Together the club/organisation and participants create a satellite club that offers sport in the way that young people want to receive whilst providing a link and pathway to the existing club.

Satellites can differ because they bring sport to young people in very local venues and also because they aim to attract young people who are not typically very sporty or physically active.

Aims of a Satellite Club

  • To support those aged 14-19 to become more active

  • Create regular habits for young people to be active at key drop off points in their lives

  • Develop clubs and experiences which are tailored to young people’s wants and needs by involving young people in the delivery of their club.

What are we looking for?

Based on local insight Active Gloucestershire have priority funding groups and geographic areas. Funding is currently available for projects supporting 14-19 year olds, based in Gloucester, Cheltenham or the Forest of Dean and must focus on one of the priority groups below.

  • Females
  • Disabled people
  • Those at risk of or with diagnosed mental health conditions
  • Colleges/6th form students
  • Disadvantaged communities

If you are a local club, leisure provider or activity instructor who is passionate about helping young inactive people get active, that has the capacity to deliver funded sessions in an environment suitable to young females aged 14 to 19, then please download the application form and guidance pack in the resources section or get in touch by emailing Sarah Haden-Godwin for an application form or call for a chat on 01452 393605.

What we can fund:

Satellite Clubs can run for up to 2 years and run at least 30 weeks per year. The aim is that during the funded lifetime of the club that it will lead to becoming self-sustained to enable young people to continue to access it. To build towards becoming a sustainable club it is expected that participants will be charged a nominal fee to attend the sessions.

The funding available for Satellite Clubs has no upper or lower limit, it is calculated on a cost per head and a value for money basis. However, the average cost will be in the £1500-2500 range across the whole two year period.

This funding can be used towards venue hire, coaching costs, equipment purchases, coaching CPD & Qualifications and finally to ensure future sustainability of your sessions when our funding is finished. Criteria: You must have the following to be eligible for funding:

  1. Have appropriate safeguarding standards in place

  2. Have an appropriate level first aider

  3. Have activity deliverers who have a track record of engaging hard to reach young people

  4. Deliver activity in line with the Chief Medical Officers recommendation of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (moderate activity which noticeably raises the heart rate or vigorous activity which requires a substantial effort and significantly raises breathing and heart rate)

  5. Have a commitment to encourage young people to play a role in how the club is developed

  6. To deliver a minimum of 30 weeks per year

  7. Have appropriately qualified deliverers for the activity/target audience

  8. Be fully insured to deliver the activities at the Satellite Club

How to apply:

Please download a copy of the application form and guidance pack which can be found in the resources section of this page. Once you have completed your application please return to Sarah Haden-Godwin

The first round of applications will close at 5pm on Friday 8th December 2017 but can be submitted at any time before this date.

For any questions on your application, or to discuss before submitting please contact Sarah Haden-Godwin