In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sport England have opened their £16.5 million Return to Play fund.
There are three parts to this new fund – Small Grants and the Community Asset Fund, which have been adapted from pre-coronavirus funds, and Active Together crowdfunding, which has been extended – with all three now focusing on a safe return to play and narrowing the inequalities gap in sport and physical activity.
They’ll do this by supporting groups and organisations working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people on lower incomes, those disproportionately affected financially as a result of the pandemic, disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, and those experiencing a greater burden of care responsibilities since the pandemic began.
Return to Play – Small Grants
Grants of between £300 and £10,000, from a total pot of £10m, are available to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.
This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by having to deliver activity in smaller groups than normal, or having the correct hygiene and safety equipment.
Return to Play – Community Asset Funds
Grants of between £10,001 and £50,000, from a total pot of £5m, are available to help local sports clubs and organisations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely.
This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by converting existing space to meet social distancing guidelines, or improving a facility’s ventilation.
Return to Play – Active Together
Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m.
With expert advice and guidance to support you, this will help local clubs and organisations to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other Covid-19 related needs.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until the total pot is allocated.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Sports Funds
Ashford Leisure Trust Fund
Sports clubs, community groups and charities offering physical activities or physical health support can apply for up to £10,000 to support the delivery of healthy recreational activities in the borough of Ashford, prioritising people of all ages living in areas of deprivation. Eligible activities include indoor and outdoor pursuits, those that increase physical well-being and…Covid 19 Sports
Sport England: Return to Play
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sport England have opened their £16.5 million Return to Play fund. There are three parts to this new fund – Small Grants and the Community Asset Fund, which have been adapted from pre-coronavirus funds, and Active Together crowdfunding, which has been extended – with all three now focusing on a…Covid 19 Sports
Kent Sport: Everyday Active Small Grant
Kent Sport, in partnership with Kent Trust for Youth Sport and Kent & Medway Sports Board, are providing grants of up to £500 to support Kent and Medway clubs and organisations in the following two key areas: Inspire InnovationFunding is available to inspire clubs and organisations who have innovative ideas and projects that encourage and support people who are…Health & Social Care Sports
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust supports people with all disabilities, e.g. physical impairment, deaf, learning disability, visually impaired etc.) by awarding funding to individuals, groups, clubs and disability programmes that wish to engage with tennis. Both individual and group/club applicants can apply for funding towards specialist sports wheelchairs, tennis equipment, coaching fees and court hire.…