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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.

Grants and funding

We can provide financial assistance and advice to organisations. To find out more please visit the Funding for sports page. An updated Sports Funding Guide (pdf, 543kb) (opens in a new window) has been produced with information on sources of funding available at local and national levels.

Advice and support

Sports Development staff can advise clubs on a range of topics including, funding, advice on organisational structures, training and more.

Sports Club Directory

Details of sports clubs and organisations in the West Dorset area can be found on Beinspireduk which is a uk sports directory. (opens in a new window)

The West Dorset Sports Development Strategy

The West Dorset Sports Development Strategy (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) is the District Council's strategy for sport in West Dorset. It was produced as a result of research and consultation in West Dorset. We offer a range of services which are guided by this strategy.

  • WDDC Action Van Mobile skate park and sports equipment hire for clubs in Dorset

    Book our Action Van and mobile skate park to provide supervised sports sessions to your group or club. You can also hire the equipment if you want to run your own session.

  • Leisure Development Fund

    The Leisure Development Fund gives financial support for groups to provide and develop projects that benefit the people of West Dorset.

  • Funding guides - West Dorset

    The Leisure & Tourism Division has produced three funding guides. These assist with the search for funding of proposed projects and offer advice about how to complete application forms.

  • Funding for sports

    Funding for sports comes from a variety of sources such as local councils, Sport England, charitable trusts and local businesses.

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