New £160 Million Movement Fund from Sport England

02-05-2024

Sport England have transformed their funding application process to make it easier for sports clubs and other organisations who help people to take part in physical activity apply for money.

New Movement Fund

Their new Movement Fund, which launched on 29th April, simplifies funding applications and will help those with the greatest need secure investment to support people to live active, healthy, lives. 

The fund, which is worth £160 million over the next four years, replaces their existing Small Grants Programme and Active Together fund, and will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to provide physical activity opportunities that can help us tackle long-lasting inequalities.

As the latest Active Lives figures show, there's still a significant activity gap between people based on where they live, how affluent they are, their sex, ethnic background or whether they have a disability or long-term health condition.

The Movement Fund aims to help close these gaps and will especially welcome applications that focus on doing so.

The launch coincides with the introduction of their new Movement Hub pilot – which will make it far easier to find our existing tools and resources. 

General eligibility criteria for the Movement Fund include: 

  • An organisation working with people living in England 
  • An organisation being not-for-profit 
  • An organisation not being based on investment in equipment or facilities for football-only projects (these organisations should instead apply to the Football Foundation) 

Further criteria apply to the fund and there's a brand new set of guidance to help people in the application process. 

To give an idea of what they'd like to see, alongside the fund’s objectives and priorities, Sport England have developed four ambitions of what they’re looking for in an application. 

They are: 

  1. encouraging positive experiences of sport and physical activity 
  2. involving the community in planning and delivery 
  3. prioritising environmental sustainability 
  4. a good use of public money.

Applying for Funding

If your organisation and project are eligible for funding, and your project aligns with our goals, you could receive up to £15,000.

Find out more about applying for funding on the Sport England website.

Contact Active Humber

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