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18th October 2017

Sport England Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund

The second phase of Sport England's tackling inactivity funding will invest £3 million to support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups, and they’re looking for partners who can reach them and help change their lives for the better, there are 3 funding pots available:

  • Funding option A: £2m will support larger projects from £25,000 up to a maximum of £500,000. This part of the fund will support projects aimed at inactive people who are in employment. They will be ordinary people and families who sometimes, or often, struggle to make ends meet. They can find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or feel being active isn’t for them.
  • Funding option B: £1m will support projects between £25,000 and £100,000. This will focus on projects aimed at inactive people who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, and face more extreme disadvantage. They may also be facing other challenges, such as being at risk of offending or dealing with substance misuse.
  • Funding option C: We know that sometimes small amounts of money, especially for smaller local groups, can make a big difference, so 5% of the total fund (£150,000) will be used to fund smaller awards between £1,000 and £10,000. This can be used to support either of the two groups of people described above.

Deadline: 5pm on 6 November 2017
For more information and guidelines please look here

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