Community and grassroots sport is at the very heart of our work. We want sport in Newport to thrive in our parks, our schools, in our city. We are committed to our vision ‘to inspire people to be happier and healthier’ and also Sport Wales Vision for Sport in Wales – ‘an active nation where everyone can have a lifelong enjoyment of sport’.

There are lots of ways we are supporting community and grassroots sports. From guidance around funding and grants, ensuring community sport groups have the correct governance in place and developing a proficient workforce. For support and guidance around community club support please contact the Community Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager, Chloe Powton, /


Sport Wales Citbag 

Sport Wales has created a Citbag of guidance for sports clubs and organisations. It has everything from how to sort out your finances, how to recruit volunteers, how to promote your club, setting up a constitution, and so much more.

Whether you are just starting out as a brand new club or you are already thriving with hundreds of members, the simple guides will help support you.

With planning tools, template document downloads, and example volunteer job descriptions, it is your one-stop shop for guidance.

View Citbag 

Community Sport & Physical Activity Development Team- Community Sport

Sport Wales Funding

Sport Wales distributes funding to community groups, volunteers and athletes. We can support you with information and advice on grant applications. The funding supports a range of needs such as:

  • Setting up a new team

  • Upgrading your facilities

  • Support for individual athletes

  •  Tackling inequalities

Sport Wales funding grants:

Crowdfunder- A place for sport

Crowdfunder is a way of raising money for good causes and ideas, while also helping your club or project to connect with your community. On Crowdfunder’s website, people pledge money to support the cause or idea. In return, the person donating money can also get a reward, which can be a product, benefit, or service.

Be Active Wales

The Be Active Wales Fund offers grants from £300 to £50,000 for projects in Wales that intend to do at least one of the following:

  • reduce inequality

  • create long-term sustainability

  • introduce new or different ways of operating

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery. Please visit here for guidance and advice on applying for the national lottery community fund.

Gwent Association Of Voluntary Organisations

The Gwent Association Of Voluntary Organisations provide support & advice to the Third Sector in Gwent, including Community and Voluntary Groups as well as individuals who are interested in helping and supporting their community. Part of this support is guidance around accessing funding for equipment and resources. Meet the Newport Team.