Sport England – Tackling Inactivity Fund

By Louise O'reilly on October 2nd, 2017 - comments

There is just over one month left to bid into this fund which is targeting the most inactive people in our society.tackling-inactivity-and-economic-disadvantage-prospectus-september-2017

The fund is split into 3 pots:
Option A – £2m to support projects from £25K – £500K aimed at inactive people who are in employment
Option B – £1m pot to support projects of £25K – £100K aimed at inactive people who are less likely to have a steady income/any income and may face extreme disadvantage/other challenges e.g. risk of offending/substance misuse
Option C – £1K – £10K for smaller local groups to support either of the two groups in A or B.

Timeframe
Expressions of interest for A and B – deadline of 5pm on 6th Nov 2017
C – Completed grant form submission deadline – 5pm on 6th Nov 2017
Initiation to submit to second stage for options A and B and outcome of Option C applications – Jan 2018

What are they looking for?
Physical activities delivered by non-sporting agencies who have a track record of working with the target groups that contribute to wider social outcomes.
Projects can spend some time developing ideas and gathering insight from their target audience to understand and identify barriers and how to remove them – funding as a development grant which can last up to a year.

The target audience
Inactive individuals in groups described in A/B above – lower socio-economic groups (who make up 1/3 of England’s population)
Of working age – age 16+
Motivations are to keep fit, have fun, lose weight, and feel fitter.

How to get specific help
In this initial phase information and advice on how to progress ideas is available from:
StreetGames – network.support@streetgames.org
SportEd – info@sported.org.uk (Engagement/development toolkit available)
Active Lincolnshire: clare.gilman-abel@activelincolnshire.com