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England Handball Pro-Active Clubs

Pro Active Clubs funding has been developed to support 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 thus improving the sustainability and structure of our clubs for our core market of regular handball players.

England Handball is keen to support Handball Clubs to be stronger, better governed, more attractive and more sustainable to enable them to maintain and grow their core market of regular handball players.

Those clubs that currently meet the minimum criteria detailed in the programme - and are committed to achieving Pro Active clubs status by meeting all the criteria - are encouraged to apply for this grant funding to support their club activities.   

Who Should Apply? 
  • Handball clubs that are affiliated to the EHA (full or emerging)
  • Fully affiliated clubs must demonstrate that they meet the minimum England Handball Pro Active Club criteria (highlighted in yellow)
  • Fully affiliated clubs should be committed to achieving England Handball’s full Pro Active Club status by the end of their project
  • Emerging clubs must achieve the minimum England Handball Pro Active Club criteria (see below highlighted in yellow) by the end of their project  
Funding Pots

There are three Pro Active Club funding pots this year:  

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 2019/20 season.  

Affiliated clubs   This funding pot is available to fully affiliated clubs with at least one team competing in an EHA competition. Clubs can apply for up to £500 per funding window  

Pro Active Clubs   This funding pot is ONLY available to those clubs that have already achieved Pro Active Club status. Clubs can apply for up to £750 per funding window (clubs can apply in both windows).  

Application Deadlines

Funding window 1:

  • Closing date Wednesday 12th September 2018
  • Project assessments Tuesday 18th September 2018
  • Initial funding payment by 30th September 2018
  • Project completion date (all paperwork submitted): 15th February 19

Funding window 2:

  • Closing date 9th January 2019                   
  • Project assessments Tuesday 15th January 2019                   
  • Initial funding payment by 31 January 2019                   
  • Project completion date (all paperwork submitted): 14th June 2019
What Happens Next?

Applicant clubs should contact their Regional Partnership Manager prior to the application deadline to arrange sign off of the minimum Pro Active Clubs criteria.

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 

Pro-Active Club funding guidance

To view the Pro Active Clubs criteria support please click here 

To access an application Pro Active club application form please click here