The development of sport helps to achieve a healthy lifestyle for the residents of Dorset.
It also aims to promote social inclusion, reduce crime and disorder, and improve the quality of life for people living in the county. Corporate priorities for our councils include promoting recreation, community fulfillment and healthy communities.
Sports Development Units across the county offer a range of services to support clubs and organisations that provide sports in the area. These units work alongside other organisations to help encourage more people to play sport in safe, accessible and good quality environments.
- Sports grants
Grants for sporting activity may be available from your local council or via other sources.
Sport and physical activity in Christchurch
Information regarding grant funding and Christchurch Active Living Strategy.
West Dorset sports development
West Dorset District Council offers a range of services to encourage people to take part in sport in a safe, accessible environment.
Sports Facility Development in Weymouth and Portland
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council owns a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Some are operated by the council and others leased by local clubs and organisations.