Club Matters

Updated 02.02.2023

What is Club Matters?

Club Matters is a Sport England 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.

Club Matters 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 Club Matters 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 many key areas including:

Welfare and safeguarding


Financial management 

Participant development 

Volunteer development 

Facility development

Planning for your future


Club Matters – Health Check Tool

The Club Matters Health Check Tool is a self-assessment tool designed to support anyone that runs community sports clubs, groups and organisations.

The interactive, and diagnostic, tool is designed to help you to understand your strengths and identify any areas for development to ensure you are providing a safe environment, whilst meeting your legal requirements.

The tool is particularly useful if; you are looking to start a club or organisation, want to check your current processes across five operational areas, or want to identify key areas of development.

Benefits of using the Health Check Tool;

  • It will get you thinking about how your organisation performs and whether there is any room for development.
  • It can help you check that you are providing a safe environment for all and operating in a way that meets your legal requirements.
  • It can help you to understand if you are likely to meet the minimum requirements of public funders such as Sport England.

Click here to register and find out more

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