Are you looking to raise funds to develop or upgrade your facilities?
Sport England, in partnership with Crowdfunder, have two match-funds available – Active Together and Places and Spaces.
This programme is a Covid-19 pandemic recovery fund, helping clubs and voluntary organisations to move forward with priority projects and running costs that they might still be struggling with, especially with additional pressures like the cost of living and energy crises.
It is a fund about recovery, reinvention and building resilience, so your project for example could be for:
Facility refurbishments, maintenance or improvements,
Adapting your facility to ensure a safe return to play,
Running new, affordable activity to meet demand, post-pandemic, helping your community to recover and remain physically active,
Unforeseen events continuing to impact on your finances – fire, theft, vandalism or adverse weather,
The energy crisis – i.e. changing your facility to lower your energy consumption.
This fund is a Commonwealth Games legacy fund to help community sport and physical activity groups improve their place or space and to unite their communities and provide a lasting legacy as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
It is a fund about inspiring participation, diversifying audiences and bringing people together, which we know places and spaces form a big part of. Your project for example could be for:
Creating a welcoming and accessible space or place.
Improving a place or space to encourage new people.
Changing a place or space to provide opportunities for more people to be more active, locally.