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Club and Community Support

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Club and Community Support


Buddle is a toolkit developed by Sport England to provide free resources, guidance, support, webinars, and workshops to grassroots sports clubs, groups, and community organisations. 

Buddle can also be used to help you go through all the stages of setting up a club. From having an idea of what you’d like to see/offer in your local community to becoming a structured organisation that is suitable to secure funding and even becoming affiliated to your sports’ National Governing Body.’ 

Sport England

Sport England are responsible for growing and developing grassroots sport and getting more people active across England. Sport England continue to keep movement, sport and physical activity central to the lives of everyone through a combination of National Lottery funding and grant-in-aid from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Sport England have provided a range of free resources to support the national sport and physical activity community:

For more recent information and news around what is taking place around the country please visit Sports England News and Blogs.

London Sport

To achieve a happier and healthier city, London Sport work in partnership with London’s local authorities and other organisations to provide opportunities for less active adults to be active and for young people to develop a positive physical activity habit for life.

Visit London Sport for further support and guidance, funding assistance and opportunities, free resources and workshops and other upcoming opportunities .

For more recent information and news around what is taking place in and around London please visit London Sports Latest News.

Contact the Camden Active Team

If you have any questions or project ideas, please contact the Camden Active Team and we can support your club or organisation with queries or funding applications.

Contact the Camden Active Team

Camden Active Newsletter

Camden Active Newsletter

Subscribe to Camden Active Newsletter

Want to receive monthly updates from the Camden Active Team? Sign up to the monthly, physical activity themed, Camden Active Newsletter which include information such as funding, best practice and guidance and activities that are happening in Camden.

Sign-up to the Camden Active Newsletter

GLL Athlete Support Programme 2023

The Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) Sports Foundation Award 2023 

The UK’s largest independent athlete support programme for new applicants is now closed for 2023 and will reopen again in 2024. 

Talented athletes from across 65 areas across the UK are invited to apply for a range of support awards which include financial support, access to sport facilities, physiotherapy, lifestyle mentoring and mental health support. 

What to know

  • The innovative scheme is provided by charitable social enterprise GLL and expects to award £1.2m worth of help in 2023 for successful applicants.

  • All successful applicants will be given access to the 250 sport and leisure facilities across the UK operated by GLL under its “Better” trading brand.

  • Receive the follow support package awards in aid of your athletic development; financial support, access to sport facilities, physiotherapy, lifestyle mentoring and mental health support.

  • Applications are now closed for 2023. The next opportunity to apply for GLL Athlete Support programme will be 2024. 

How to apply

This application process is now closed for 2023. For further information about joining the programme for future please visit GLL Sport Foundation.

GLL Sport Foundation 15th Year Anniversary

The GLL Sport Foundation celebrates its 15th year. The national largest independent athlete award programme has so far contributed over £13m to help over 24,000 athletes on their sporting journey. 

For further information about the GLL Athlete Support Program visit The GLL Sport Foundation Press Release or email [email protected]

Sports Directory

Activity and Sport facility finders

Below is a list of activity finders you can use to help locate the available activities around Camden:

Camden Physical Activity Map
This is an interactive map displaying places where you can be physically active in Camden.
Get Active - London Sport 
This is a searchable database showing dates, times and locations of activities across Camden and the rest of the UK.
Play Finder
This facility finder helps you find and book pitches, courts, sports halls and pools.

Sports and facilities in Camden

Better Leisure Centres

Other Leisure centres

Sports Halls for Hire

There may also be other school facilities available for hire, please visit Playfinder or visit the individual schools webpage for further information on booking and availability.

Swimming Pools 

Sport Pitches for hire

Tennis Courts for hire

Outdoor Gyms

There are ten Outdoor Gyms in Camden. They are open to everyone (aged over 14) and are free to use.

Visit Outdoor Gym webpage for more information on where they are located and how to use them. 

For alternative health and sport and physical activity contact details you can also visit Camden sports directory.

If you notice any information missing or wish to have a venue or facility listed above, please contact [email protected]