Grants are available to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK working in the sport-for-development sector that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Current Status: Open for Applications
Maximum value: £ 2,000
The Clubs in Crisis (#ClubsInCrisis) Fund aims to support eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK that have been impacted negatively by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, either operationally or financially. The Fund is only available to sports clubs and organisations that are working in the sport for development sector, ie those that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes, usually through third sector and voluntary, community and social enterprise bodies.
To be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues.
The fund is being administered locally around the country by the UK Community Foundations network. Organisations will need to apply via the relevant Community Foundation in their area (a postcode finder is available on the Made by Sport website).
Clubs and organisations must be using sport to work towards one of more of the following outcomes:
One-off grants of up to £2,021 are available.
The total fund is £4 million.
As the funding is unrestricted, the funders would like to see it used as match funding to leverage other funds for the club or organisation.
Applications are accepted from clubs or organisations that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes.
Eligible organisations must be constituted and working in the UK and can include:
The funders are looking for organisations that operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need and may offer cross-sector activities.
Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £75,000. Priority will be based on the amount of annual turnover:
You can find out more about this fund here