We aim to support the development of clubs and sports organisations by way of the following initiatives:

Active Kent & Medway workshops

These workshops aim to enhance your continuous professional development.  We organise a wide range of courses which are open to everyone interested in improving their knowledge and skills in coaching, safeguarding, disability sport, equality, effective communication and a lot more.


Kent Club/Organisation database

By signing up to our mailing list you will receive regular communications from us on all things relating to club/organisation development including CPD opportunities and funding. Simply select ‘Club & Coach updates’ on our sign up form.


Support and guidance

Club Matters

Club Matters is a free support package for clubs and sports organisations. It brings together all of Sport England’s existing support projects into one simple resource. You can access support on topics including welfare and safeguarding, future planning, facility development, participant/volunteer development, financial management and governance.

Free online workshops are also available to support you.

Sport England Clubs Plan

This plan sets out Sport England’s approach to supporting clubs and community groups across England in the delivery of sport and physical activity.

Find out more about Sport England’s Clubs Plan



Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It stands for higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management.

Following a review of Clubmark Sport England decided that it would cease on 30 November 2019. Clubs due for renewal will be signposted to a new three tier ‘Health Check’ via the Club Matters online platform. Please note this decision does not impact sports who run their own version of Clubmark, e.g. FA Charter Standard, ECB Clubmark etc.

Club Matters Health Check Tool

Please click here and check the ‘Are you eligible?’ section for a full list of sports

Governance Structures for Sports Clubs webinar

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLPA webinar ideal for grass-roots sports clubs and associations who want to understand the benefit and process of club incorporation and covers common constitutions including charitable status, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Limited by Guarantee, Community Amateur Sports Club and Community Interest Company.

Access the governance structures webinar recording

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Stuart Butler

Voluntary Sector Development Officer