Sport England’s Tackling Inactivity Fund to Open for Round 2 in April

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Sport England has announced that the second round of its £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund will open for applications in mid April 2017.

A wide range of community organisations, including non-sport organisations, which use sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities, can apply for funding.

Sport England has set up this fund based on its findings that sport and physical activity can be extremely powerful in supporting positive social change for communities and individuals with the result that sport can improve an individual’s mental wellbeing, help drive down crime rates in an area, or reduce social isolation in rural communities.

Two strands of funding will be available:

  • A £2 million fund which will support larger projects with funding of up to £500,000. This funding will be given to projects which target those who have little disposable income. Beneficiaries will likely live very ordered lives but find it difficult to find time for physical activity or feel that being active is just not for them.
  • A £1 million fund for projects seeking funding of between £10,000 and £100,000. This funding will focus on those who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, living more chaotic lives with additional challenges. For example, they may have an offending background, be dealing with alcohol or drug misuse, or facing mental health issues.

Applications are expected to open mid-April 2017.

Further information is available from the Sport England website.

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