England Handball Community activation fund

 Building on the success of the Pro Active Club accreditation programme and associated funding stream. England Handball is pleased to announce its new Community Activation Fund. There are two levels of funding: Level 1 funding, up to £500 is for new or emerging Handball clubs. The funding can be used to kick start their club sessions with support towards equipment, facility costs, marketing, coaching qualifications etc. Level 2 funding, up to £750 is available to Pro Active Clubs only. This funding should be used to establish or develop links within their local community or to support the development of a new team within their club.  

The England Handball Community Activation fund has been developed to support new or emerging Handball clubs to establish and develop and Pro Active Clubs to engage with their local communities; to facilitate more people to discover handball, engage regularly through club activity and achieve their potential in handball. Through this funded activity it is hoped that the clubs will gain new members and develop new teams thus improving the sustainability and structure of our clubs for our core market of regular handball players.  


  • New or Emerging Handball Clubs (affiliated to England Handball) that have demonstrated that they meet the minimum England Handball Pro Active Club criteria (stage one and two)
  • England Handball pro Active Clubs  


There are two Community Activation funding pots:

  • Emerging Clubs:   This funding pot is available to Emerging clubs ONLY. Clubs can apply for up to £500 per funding window (clubs can apply in both windows) and should demonstrate how the funded activity will support their club to become a fully affiliated club with at least one team competing in an EHA competition by the 2020/21 season.  
  • Pro Active Clubs   This funding pot is available to Pro Active Clubs ONLY. Clubs can apply for up to £750 per funding window (clubs can apply in both windows).  

Please click here to view the Pro-Active Club accreditation criteria


Funding window 1:

  • Closing date Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Project assessments Tuesday 17th September 2019
  • Initial funding payment by 30th September 2019
  • Project completion date (all paperwork submitted): 10th January 2020

Funding window 2:

  • Closing date 8th January 2020                   
  • Project assessments Tuesday 14th January 2020                   
  • Initial funding payment by 31st  January 2020                   
  • Project completion date (all paperwork submitted): 15th May 2020  


If you would like to discuss a potential project idea or need support in achieving Pro Active Clubs status, please contact your Regional Partnership Manager.

North West & Yorkshire: Andy Clark: Andy.clark@englandhandball.com

Midlands: Ricardo Vasconcelos: Ricardo.vasconcelos@englandhandball

South East: Luke Hornsley: Luke.Hornsley@englandhandball.com

South West: Jenny Hannis: jenny.hannis@englandhandball.com  / Matt Durber: matt.durber@englandhandball.com 

To access Community Activation Fund Guidannce notes, please click here

To access an application Community fund application form please click here