Families Fund – Supporting Families to Be Active Together

Families Fund – Supporting Families to Be Active Together

This new Sport England fund opened on 6 July, providing funding from £50,000 to £500,000 for projects lasting up to four years. You may apply for less than £50,000 if you’re confident your project can make a significant contribution in supporting families to be active together. The Round One budget is £10m.

The particular emphasis for this round of funding is on families in lower socioeconomic groups. What they want to achieve from this investment:
 Increase activity levels of families in lower socio-economic groups with  children aged 5 to 15
 Support families to be active together throughout the week
 Deliver positive experiences.

We noted when skimming through the prospectus:

 You do not have to be a registered charity to apply

 All organisations that they invest in will need to meet the appropriate tier of their Code for Sports Governance by the time an award is made.

 They encourage applicants to explore the opportunities available for partnership funding.

TIP: The prospectus for this fund has interesting insights and is a useful read for organisations that do not have the capacity to apply but are working, or want to work, with young people through sport and physical activity.

Deadline:   3pm on 31 August 2017 for expressions of interest

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