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Sport England’s Small Grants Programme – Some Changes

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A few changes have been made to Sport England’s Small Grants programme. The key changes are highlighted below.

Sport England’s Small Grants Programme seeks to develop opportunities for communities to get more people physically active.  They’ll support projects through providing funding of between £300 and £15,000.  Sport and physical activities funded can now run from two months to two years.

You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity. Activities should support inactive and less active people become more active by doing at least one of these things:

  • Recover and reinvent: recovering from the biggest crisis in a generation, to provide sport and physical activity opportunities that meet the needs of different people. 
  • Connecting communities: focus on sport and physical activity’s ability to make places better to live and bring people together to be physically active. 
  • Positive experiences for children and young people: a focus on positive experiences as the foundations for a long and healthy life.
  • Connecting with health and wellbeing: strengthening the connections between sport, physical activity, health, and wellbeing, so more people feel the benefits and advocate for an active life. 
  • Active environments: creating and protecting the places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active. 

They’ll prioritise projects that supports their focus of investing in those that need it most. They’ll do this by supporting more projects that can demonstrate the following priorities:

  • The project will be supporting people who live in areas of disadvantage as defined by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation areas 1-3. 
  • The project is focused on tackling inequalities. 

A wide range of not-for-profit organisations can apply.  From small community organisations through to statutory bodies.

Applications can be made at any time.

More information here.