Kent FANS Scheme

FANSLOGO-150x150The Kent FANS scheme (Free Access for National Sports people) provides opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages who currently perform, or compete at a National level and who reside for the majority of the year in Kent. It caters for sportspeople (including those with disabilities) who are:

  • Currently members of a national team or squad.
  • Currently listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking.
  • Successful in any national age group competition (top 10 finish), in the last 12 months.

Benefits include free access to participating sports facilities across the county, sports science sessions and discounts for certain sports equipment companies.

The following facilities in Thanet offer free access benefits:

  • Hartsdown Leisure Centre
  • Ramsgate Sports Centre
  • Manston Golf Centre
  • Marlowe Academy Athletics Track (TBC – site ownership transferring)

For further information and access to the online application process [click here] or if this doesn’t work, visit www.kentsport.org/ and search for Kent FANS scheme to download the current application forms(PDF).

Thanet FACS scheme

Please note: this scheme will be transferring across to Your Leisure in 2019, new terms and conditions will apply.  More information will be provided here when it becomes available.

The Thanet FACS scheme (Free Access for County Sports people) provides opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages who currently perform, or compete at a County or Regional level and who reside for the majority of the year in Thanet. It caters for sportspeople (including those with disabilities) who are:

  • Currently members of a county or regional team or squad.
  • Currently listed in the top 10 of any county or regional age group ranking.
  • Successful in any county or regional age group competition (top 10 finish), in the last 12 months.

The scheme offers free access for County sports performers to Thanet’s sports facilities for personal training (FACS) and small grants between £50 and £300 for those competing at County level or above.
Free access to Hartsdown and Ramsgate sports centres at selected times for those performing at county level or above.

Funding for Talented Performers

Kent Sport Small Grants For Individuals
The aim of the Kent Sport Small Grants Scheme is to encourage and increase participation in sport and physical activity by residents within Kent County Council or Medway Council administrative areas (excludes London Boroughs).

Individuals that meet the criteria of either FANS or FACS are entitled to apply for funding towards their activities. You must be signed up to FANs or FACs to apply [LINK]

Amount: up to £400  2019 Round Deadline: 12:00am – Fri 1st March, 2019

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