Avon Tennis has made available funds to help Clubs promote and develop tennis, especially through increasing membership, participation, regular play, coaching and competition for all ages. These funds are available to assist with small size projects that are below the normal minimum amount provided by the various LTA funding schemes and where other funding may not be available. Funding will be available either by way of a grant (up to £2,500) or an interest free loan (maximum of £15,000 over 10 years).
Examples of where grant funding has been allocated to date include several school outreach programmes where coaches have delivered "tennis taster" sessions in schools and as a consequence recruited juniors into their club programme with many (plus their parents) taking out actual club membership.
In addition, Clubs may also apply for loan funding to assist with the delivery of capital projects in those cases where full funding is not readily available either through club funds or third-party monies. Priority will be given to projects involving floodlighting, renewal of court surfaces, club buildings and security fences. In these instances, funding will be limited to a maximum of £15,000 but no more than 50% of the project costs.Further details and an application form can be obtained via the following links: