Updated 29.01.2024

What is Buddle?

BUDDLE is a National Lottery funded programme that provides free resources, support, guidance and workshops to grassroots sports clubs, groups and community organisations as well as the workforce that supports these organisations.

Buddle resources are designed to support organisations who are looking to set up, develop, grow, reach out to communities and maximise their engagement with new and existing members, participants and volunteers


The resources provided by Buddle come in a range of different formats including workshops, online tutorials, videos, infographics, podcasts, guidance notes, quizzes, templates and self-help tools and website pages. They offer free, bite sized support, guidance and learning opportunities that cover eight core ares;

Develop and grow

Learn about planning, marketing, communications and engaging the community to help your organisation develop and grow.

Getting help from people

Learn about working with volunteers and staff, how to find and develop people, identifying tasks and roles, and meeting people’s needs.

Safety, welfare and wellbeing

Find out more about safeguarding and health and safety essentials to help keep your participants, volunteers and visitors safe and well.

Being inclusive

Find out more about creating welcoming and inclusive environments, connecting with your community and diversifying your offer.

Facilities and spaces

Find the perfect place for your group to meet up and get active.

Getting organised

So you want to kick off and set up a group? You’ll need to get organised!

Money matters

You’ll need to ensure that your finances are in great shape, too.

Environmental sustainability

How to ensure that your sports club or organisation is planet-friendly and lasts the distance.


Enter Club Matters

Free Intro Membership

Activate your free, 90 day membership to British Fencing today. Membership insures you to fence at any British Fencing club.


Core Coach Offer

Does your organisation want to bring fencing to your community? Explore our core coach course, no experience required.


Calling All Teachers

Start your journey to becoming a community fencing coach. Introduce fencing to pupils for as little as £25. Find out more today.

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