Many clubs, leisure centres and gyms offer membership where you pay a yearly fee and get discounts on activities. Some venues may have offers on classes too. For example, 10 classes for the price of 8. Or taster sessions where you can try a sport for free. There may also be an option to spread payments.
You could check if your employer offers any staff benefits such as:
There may be grants to help fund your sports and exercise depending on your needs and where you live. Some grants are for individuals, while others are only available to clubs or venues. Try looking for sports grants through:
Clubs may have equipment you can use. To fund equipment or kit for a particular activity, you could see if a local club or venue is willing to help you pay for it. Some clubs like the Rotary Club offer grants and funding to individuals too.
You might be able to get a personal budget or direct payments to pay for sport and exercise. For example, club and gym memberships or social groups. This is money from your local authority. It is used to pay for the support you need. Sport and exercise can be part of a:
support and care plan
educational, health and care plan (EHCP)
Support and care plan
To get a support and care plan you need to apply for a needs assessment. If you’re eligible, you will receive direct payments. You can only use this money for things that have been agreed on your support and care plan.
The EHCP needs to include a personal budget for sport and exercise. You can only use this money for things that have been agreed on your plan. If your EHCP does not have financial support for sport, you can ask for a review.