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Club and Group Support

Whatever stage your club is at, however big or small, there are many resources that can help you. Whether you are delivering traditional sport or informal physical activity, there is help on hand.

Club Matters

Club Matters is a one-stop-shop for sports clubs and groups. It provides support and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal. It offers free, simple support including several interactive tools to help you understand where your club or group could improve.

Everything can be accessed for free with some elements such as the workshops requiring you to register on the site, to do so click here.

The different sections of the Club Matters website include:

  • Club Finances - budgeting, generating income and managing costs
  • Club Management - club structures, governance and planning
  • Club Marketing - planning your marketing and different options available
  • Club People - managing volunteers, coaches and members
  • Club Workshops - 2 hour workshops on topics from marketing to club structures
  • E-Learning - 14 different topics from budgeting to Twitter guidance

Clubmark

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.

Clubmark aims to make sure the nation's sports club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful and stands for higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management in community sports clubs. It will show that your club provides the right environment ensuring the welfare of members and encouraging everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

For more information on Clubmark and details of how you can register, click here.

Inclusion Club Hub & resources

English Federation Disability Sport's (EFDS) Inclusion Club Hub tool helps clubs include more disabled people in their activities and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to complete.

STEP 1: Assess how inclusive your club is by answering simple questions

STEP 2: View your club's personalised toolkit that has been created through the results you provided. The toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.

STEP 3: Download the action plan template provided to plan for how your club can become more inclusive.

The EFDS also have lots of resources about working with disabled people, from impairment specific information to an inclusive communications guide. To visit their resources page, click here.

Support in Nottingham City

If you are sports club based in the city boundaries, Nottingham City Council now have a dedicated support system for your club. Nottingham City Community Sports Support offers a range of services to sport and physical activity groups and associations.

Club resources

We have a number of resources available to help clubs manage volunteers effectively: