Development Fund

The Development Fund has been set up by Badminton England to provide financial investment to support our affiliated badminton clubs and registered coaches, to grow the game. Priority consideration is given to those who have shown loyalty to Badminton England through annual membership renewals, and for new projects around junior, disability and female participation in line with our ‘Badminton – A Sport for Everyone’ strategy.

Funding is for projects that can show sustainability at the end of the funding period and how this will be achieved should be clearly outlined within the application. Projects should be ready to start within 3 months following submission of your application. Should you be successful in securing funding there will be an expectation to complete monitoring and evaluation forms throughout, and at the end of your project.

Before applying we advise you to watch the funding webinar below and read the eligibility criteria further down this page.

*Please be advised, if you are unsuccessful in your application, you will be notified by a generic letter response. Due to high levels of applications, we cannot give individual feedback as to why your application has been unsuccessful.

A link to the FAQs can be found here. A copy of the questions can be found here in PDF format.

You must complete your final application through the link below. Email applications will not be accepted.

You can apply if you meet one or more of the criteria below:

A fully affiliated Club Clubs that are affiliated with individual membership that correlate to their club size will be looked at most favorably.
Registered Level 2 Coach New coaches looking to establish new clubs, or coaches linked to affiliated clubs.
A Badminton England recognised Community Badminton Network A committee made up of clubs, schools, colleges, sport facilities with a shared interest in promoting and supporting badminton in a local area.

The fund will open across three rounds and a maximum of £3000 can be applied for.

The remaining year two panel dates are:

Project Start Application Window Date of Panel Monitoring & Evaluation
Sept/Oct 2024 27th May – 24th June 2024 w/c 1st July December 2024
Jan/Feb 2025 30th September – 28th October 2024 w/c 4th November April 2025

*Badminton England has the right to close the application window when a suitable number of applications have been submitted. We therefore recommend submitting your application at your earliest convenience.

Safe & Inclusive Environments

In line with our work to raise the minimum standards of our clubs we will be supporting projects within safe and inclusive environments. Amongst other areas of best practice there will be an expectation that:

What we will fund:

Where clear justification/need can be evidenced, projects can include costs for:

  • Facility Hire (Up to 10 weeks)

  • Workforce (Up to 10 weeks coaching cost)

  • Coach Development (50% Bursary for Coach Education with priority consideration for coach certificate)

  • Volunteer Training

  • Marketing

  • Equipment

What we won’t fund:

  • Retrospective Costs

  • Existing activity/sessions

  • General running costs or existing costs

  • Projects that are not ready to begin within 3 months of the application receipt

  • Standalone Coach Bursary’s with no evidence of impact

  • Medals/Trophies

Click Here To Apply For The Development Fund

If you have any questions, please contact: or your local Regional Manager

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