Support for Clubs

Club Development

Mid Sussex District Council are committed to Club Development and working with local clubs to enable them to fulfil their aspirations with advice on fundraising and accreditation schemes.

Club Accreditation

"Clubmark" is one of the accreditation schemes that is widely recognised in the world of Sports Development. The aim of Clubmark is to help clubs to develop to be the best they can, ensuring that young people reach their full potential, and to allow parents the knowledge and confidence that their children are attending a safe quality club. The key areas of development that Clubmark addresses are:

  • Duty of care and child protection
  • Coaching and playing programmes
  • Sports equity and ethics
  • Club management

Clubs achieving or working towards Clubmark will have a better chance of gaining funding or sponsorship from external organisations as they will be able to demonstrate that they are meeting widely recognised minimum operating standards.

You can find out more information on Clubmark here.

Clubs will need to register with their individual sport's National Governing Body (NGB) accreditation scheme in order to achieve Clubmark. If successful, clubs will therefore achieve the cross sport recognised Clubmark award and their NGB accreditation award.

If your sport does not have an accreditation scheme you can become a "Sussex Sports Partnership Approved Club." Mid Sussex District Council is part of the Sussex Sports Partnership (SSP) and the SSP Approved Club scheme is recognised by this authority and all other district, borough and unitary authorities in Sussex.

For more details on the above accreditation schemes click on the SSP link  

Alternatively contact the Community Leisure Officer Tel: 01444 477275  or email   

Active Sussex (County Sports Partnership Trust)

The Sussex County Sports Partnership Trust is the county wide sports organisation and organise: