Grants for Sport and Physical Activity

Sport and physical activity clubs and organisations can apply for funding for specific projects through the council's Community Grants.

Passport for Excellence

As part of our commitment to supporting local talented athletes and sports people, we offer free use of the North Herts Leisure Centre, Hitchin Swim Centre and Archers or Royston Leisure Centre to anyone that has been selected by their National Governing Body to represent England or Great Britain in a sport recognised by Sport England. You must be a permanent resident in North Hertfordshire and have resided in the district for a minimum of 12 months.

A Passport for Excellence is valid for one financial year (April to March) and we issue up to 30 each year at each facility.

To apply for a Passport for Excellence, please complete the application form and NGB reference and return with your evidence to Hannah Young, North Hertfordshire District Council, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 3JF. For further information please call 01462 474388 or email

Other sources of grant aid

Sport England Funding
Awards for All

If you would like assistance in writing funding applications or have a specific funding need, please call 01462 474257 or email