Sport England will launch the second phase of its £3 million fund to tackle inactivity and economic disadvantage on the 29th August 2017.
Grants will be made to projects that use sport and physical activity to support positive social change for communities and individuals in lower socio-economic groups. Three levels of fundingwill be available:
- £2 million will be available (Level 1) to provide grants of between £25,000 and £500,000 to support activities which benefit those who have little take-home pay, some qualifications and are in employment. Beneficiaries will typically live very ordered lives but find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or they feel being active is just not for them.
- £1 million (Level 2) will be available to provide grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 to support activities which benefit those who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, and who live less ordered lives with additional challenges.
- £150,000 (Level 3) will be available from across the two other pots, to provide small grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support smaller scale activities which benefit both types of beneficiaries.
Expressions of interest will be accepted from a wide range of organisations including non-sports organisations that have not worked previously with Sport England. Further information, including the online prospectus and dates of the mid-September to mid-October workshops for applicants, will be available from the 29th August 2017.
The closing date for submitting Expressions of Interest will be the 30th October 2017.