Funded by Leeds City Council the LSF grants panel makes awards of up to £500 to clubs and individuals based in the Leeds area. Click on the map below to see which areas of Leeds are eligible to apply.

City of Leeds Boundary Map

LSF are members of the Leeds City Council Sports Grants Panel – for whom they act as agents administering grant applications.

For full details about criteria and to download the relevant application form (for individuals or Clubs) see the links below.

Note: There two different  grant application forms – one for individuals and one for Clubs.

Completed applications should be returned either by –
email :
or by post : The Secretary (LSF), 73 Gateland Lane, Leeds, LS17 8LN


These committees allocate funding to both community projects and youth activities. Small grants of up to £500 and larger grants of £500+ are available.

For more information and details on how to make an application for funding please contact LCC on 0113 336 76 44 and quote your area.

  • Inner East Area
    (Burmantofts, Richmond Hill, Gipton, Harehills, Killingbeck, Seacroft)
  • Inner North East Area
    (Chapel Allerton, Moortown, Roundhay)
  • Inner North West Area
    (Woodhouse, Burley, Kirkstall, Headingley, Tinshill)
  • Inner South Area
    (Beeston and Holbeck, City, Hunslet, Middleton Park)
  • Inner West Area
    (Armley, Bramley, Stanningley, Kirkstall)
  • Outer East Area
    (Halton, Whitkirk, Colton, Swillington, Garforth, Micklefield, Kippax, Allerton Bywater, Methley)
  • Outer North East Area
    (Alwoodley, Harewood, Wetherby)
  • Outer North West Area
    (Adel, Wharfedale, Guiseley, Rawdon, Horsforth, Otley, Yeadon)
  • Outer South Area
    (Rothwell, Oulton, Carlton, East Ardsley, Morley, Churwell, Gildersome, Drighlington)
  • Outer West Area
    (Calverley, Farsley, Farnley, Wortley, Pudsey)


Members of the Leeds Sports Federation Executive Committee have been involved with many projects raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for voluntary Sports Clubs in and around the Leeds area.

They all agree that apart from the obvious ‘hard graft’, ‘paperwork’ and ‘persistence’ – the four most important components most likely to improve your chances of success are those below:

(Click the logos below for more information)

CASC Status – Becoming a CASC is not a hugely difficult task, it does however involve some paperwork and putting in place certain standard documents and procedures within your Club. The HUGE benefits are once you have CASC status you qualify for tax relief on all donations and you can get reduced rates from your local council.
Gift Aid
Gift Aid increases the value of patrons donations to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on gifts. So put very simply if a patron gives you 100 pounds, with ‘giftaid reclaim’ this becomes more than 120 pounds, all you have to do is complete the paperwork!
Clubmark – As a single, national standard, Clubmark accreditation gives sports clubs of all types ‘a structure and direction’. Clubs awarded Clubmark can see many tangible benefits, including – Increased membership and/or membership retention, Continuous improvement, Improved funding opportunities, Coach development, Volunteer recruitment, Links with schools, Better Club profile, Improved marketing and communication, Club development.
VAT Registration
Registering for VAT – Depending on the size of your Club you may want to consider registering for VAT – If you have a turnover of more than 15,000 pounds a year at least consider it. Again more paperwork, but the bonus may be not paying VAT on some potentially very expensive items!

Representing voluntary sports organisations in Leeds

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