Update on Sport England's Return to Play Small Grants Programme

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:17

Update on Sport England's Return to Play Small Grants Programme

As most sports are now able to resume, Sport England will consider new or expanded projects that'll safely deliver activities allowing people to become active, addressing challenges their audiences faced during lockdown.

An example of this could be adding different sports to the provision previously offered by your organisation to attract more people, or to be able to deliver to more people at one time.

In assessing these new projects, they'll be looking for innovative approaches to delivery that remove barriers and encourage inactive people to get active.

Only organisations based in IMD 1-3 (Indices of Deprivation) can seek support towards ongoing running costs; for example, rent, utilities and insurance. This is capped at a maximum of £1,000 and will only be considered with an eligible funding request - they won't solely support only running costs. You can check the IMD for your organisation by clicking here.

Eligible organisations/activities located in IMD 4-10 can apply to Active Together to seek support towards running costs. Click here.

They are also flexible over the start date, they just ask that activity resumes within six weeks of any remaining restrictions being lifted.

Awards are up to £10K.

Town and parish councils can also now apply, and the programme will remain open up to 30 June 2021.

If you have any questions, please email smallgrants@sportengland.org, or call 03458 508 508.

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