Development Fund

Badminton England Development Fund

The Badminton Development Fund has been set up by Badminton England to provide financial investment to support our badminton community, to grow the game. 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.

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 above. 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 community badminton network A committee that works on behalf of a network of affiliated clubs
Click Here To Apply For The Development Fund

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

Panel dates are:

Project Start Application Window Date of Panel
January 2024 *11th September – 16th October w/c 23rd October
March 2024 *1st January – 5th February w/c 12th February

*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.

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What we will fund:

Projects can include cost for:

  • Facility Hire (Up to 10 weeks)
  • Coach Development (50% Bursary for Coach Certificate) or (10 weeks coaching cost)
  • Volunteer Training
  • Equipment (Not including shuttles)

*Priority consideration will be given to organisations who have shown loyalty to Badminton England through annual membership renewals, and for new projects around junior, disability and female participation projects.

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
  • Foundation courses
Click Here To Apply For The Development Fund

If you have any questions regarding the Badminton England Development Fund, please contact

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