Club Update from Hambleton District Council

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Welcome to our first Club Update produced for sports clubs in Hambleton District Council. 

We hope that these briefings will prove useful in keeping you up to date with the latest developments.

Sports Awards

Nominations for Hambleton’s Sports Awards are now open.

Details of our Award Categories and a Nomination Form are available on our website:

If you would like to nominate an individual, team or club, please complete and return a Nomination Form to: 

The deadline for nominations is Thursday 22nd September.

Sport England Funding

During May 2016, Sport England released its new strategy – “Towards an Active Nation” It outlines Sport England’s strategy for 2016-2021.

Further details about the strategy can be found at:

Whilst funding from Sport England is currently limited, the strategy outlines seven investment programmes for the future. Further details should be available soon.

Making a Difference grant

The council is making available £25,000 to community projects in each of the council’s five market town areas – Bedale, Easingwold, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk.

A grant application form, guidelines and terms and conditions can be found on our website:

The deadline for applications is Friday 19th August 2016 and applicants will be notified of the grants panel’s decision early in October 2016.

To be eligible projects must be delivered between October 1, 2016 and July 30, 2017.

Applications must be supported by a Hambleton District Council ward member. You can find details of your ward members here.

For more information contact Peter Cole on 01609 767212 or email

Club Matters

A Club Matters Business Planning workshop took place on 13th July. Thank you to the 17 people who attended. It proved to be a really worthwhile session, with feedback indicating that most clubs found the evening beneficial and a useful support as they develop their clubs.

Club Matters workshops are free to participants; we hope to offer a further workshop at the beginning of 2017.

For further information and resources on Club Matters visit:

Club Night

On Wednesday 25th May, Hambleton hosted its first Club Night for sports clubs at the Civic Centre, Northallerton.

19 different sports clubs from across the district supported the event with a total of 31 participants taking part in the evening’s activities. Clubs were given a chance to network with other clubs whilst sharing their aspirations and challenges.

The event was delivered in partnership with North Yorkshire Sport who shared their knowledge and resources to help clubs with their development and sustainability.  It was a great evening and feedback from participants was good.

Using feedback and discussion points from the evening, the next Club Night is being planned. We are looking to offer a workshop relating to recruiting and retaining volunteers.

Club Night will take place on Wednesday 21st September between 6:30 and 8:30pm at the Civic Centre, Northallerton. Further details will be sent soon.

To book your place contact:

North Yorkshire Sport website registration

We are encouraging sports clubs in Hambleton to register on North Yorkshire Sport’s website. There is a wealth of benefits for clubs and individuals. If you haven’t already done so, we suggest you take a look at their website: To register your club visit:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop

A Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop is taking place on Thursday 29th September 6-9pm at the Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU. Cost is £35 per person.

To book a place visit: 

For further information about the course contact:

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