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Funding for groups to tackle inequalities in Sport - 05/06/2020

Tackling Inequalities Project Information May 2020

Introduction

The focus of this Project led by Sport England is to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity. We are looking for groups and organisations that work with people from Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME) and /or Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC) who can demonstrate their need for funding, to support their work over the next 6 months. Grants are available, of between £50 - £10,000 (but are likely to be at the lower end of the scale)

Target groups and organisations

We are looking to talk to groups / organisation that:
  • Deliver or have the opportunity to deliver sport and physical activity in some way at this time (sport and physical activity might not be their primary objective)
  • Work with at least one of the target audiences - people from Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME) and /or Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC)
  • Have a need for funding now and can spend it in the next 6 months. The funds can be used for example for:
    • Addressing hardship through funding support
    • Keeping the target audience active in this period
    • Offering advice and training support
    • Increasing resilience, capacity and capability of deliverers
  • Groups need to be eligible for Lottery funding, meaning that they need to have a recognised constitution and have relevant governance in place (If not yet at this stage support can be offered)
Who we can’t fund
  • Any organisations that has already received Sport England funding i.e. the community Emergency Fund
  • Activities promoting religious or political beliefs.
  • Individuals
  • Any private businesses or profit-making organisations unless they are a Social Enterprise or Community Interest Company or Sole traders
  • Football clubs

How to apply

Interested groups / organisations should be encouraged to contact Living Sport. Rebecca Evans, Partnerships Manager rebecca.evans@livingsport.co.uk 07739 655062
There will be a telephone consultation set up to discuss the project and need. Once the telephone call has taken place we aim to get back to groups in 2 weeks with a decision and organise funds to be distributed.