Running a Sports Group

Sports activities are a great way of getting people together to spend time with one another, have fun and get fit. This section provides information and advice to help you organise sports activities. It also contains information about funders that fund sports projects and groups.

  • Health and Safety

    This is an introduction to health and safety for community groups run by volunteers, that don’t have any employees or control any premises.  It includes tips and ideas for keeping people well and safe at your events and activities, information on how and why to write a health and safety policy, and some sample policies.

  • Sport England Small Grants

    Grants available for: Not-for-profit organisations and statutory organisations, delivering sports projects for people aged over-14.
    Size of grants available: £300 – £10,000
    No deadlines.

  • Using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

    An introduction to DBS checking for community groups and organisations.

  • Legal structures for community groups and not-for-profit organisations

    This page provides simple explanation of different types of not-for-profit organisation, and what to consider when choosing a legal structure.

These books are available at the Resource Centre, for reference only. If you prefer to borrow them, some of the titles are available at local libraries in Brighton & Hove. Groups based in Sussex are welcome to come in and browse our bookshelf and noticeboards.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Other services you might find useful

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All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.