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Supporting grassroots organisers

Energy costs

There are many challenges arising from the current economic circumstances and the needs for operators to maintain financial and environmental sustainability.

We've created guidance that aim to give practical support on how efficiency measures can reduce running costs for organisations involved with small facilities.

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Our Buddle website which has replaced Club Matters has free, convenient and practical resources for community groups and organisations that deliver sport and physical activity, helping them grow and become more sustainable and successful. 

The support from Buddle is split into eight topics:

  • Develop and grow – helping you learn about planning, marketing, communications and engaging the community to help your organisation develop and grow.
  • Getting help from people – offering advice about working with volunteers and staff, and meeting people’s needs.
  • Safety, welfare and wellbeing – explaining more about safeguarding and health and safety essentials to help keep your participants, volunteers and visitors safe and well – both physically and mentally.
  • Being inclusive – helping you create welcoming and inclusive environments, connecting with your community and diversifying your offer.
  • Facilities and spaces – ensuring you find the perfect place for your group to meet up and get active.
  • Getting organised – offering useful tips on getting organised and setting up a group.
  • Money matters – giving you practical advice on managing your funds.
  • Environmental sustainability – ensuring that your sports club or organisation is planet-friendly.

Visit Buddle

Access practical resources for community groups and organisations.


Coach talking to football players on pitch

Tools and resources

The Buddle website also offers:


Buddle workshops are short training sessions delivered across the country by experts in a range of specific areas.

The free sessions will develop your skills, improve your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your organisation.


Health Check and Disability Inclusion Hub tools

Buddle's handy Health Check tool has been designed to get you thinking about your organisation, where it performs well and where there are opportunities to improve.

The Disability Inclusion Hub tool will help you see how inclusive and accessible your organisation is.



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