Funding Announcements

COVID-19 Funding Support

Tackling Inequalities Fund

Sport England have identified from their physical activity attitudes and behaviours survey during COVID-19 the widening gaps in the activity levels across the key priority audiences. This clearly shows that some of the target audiences are suffering more from the impact of the disease than is the case with the wider population. These groups are people from Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions.

Sport England want to deepen and further widen the reach of their funding to the under-represented audiences listed above. Sport England are doing that through the introduction of a funding programme called the ‘Tackling inequalities through awards to sector partners’ to help reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and tackle the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

Active Humber has received £80,000 from Sport England Tackling Inequalities fund to distribute between June and October 2020.

What is the intended impact of this fund?

  • To minimise the impact of COVID-19 on activity levels in under-represented groups, ensuring that the physical activity participation inequality gap does not widen during this period in targeted communities.
  • Enable community groups working with target audiences to continue to exist and retain the resources and capability to recover at the appropriate time.
  • Provide funding for community groups working with Sport England target audiences to remain connected with their participants and keeping them active in the COVID-19 lockdown and early recovery stages.
  • Strengthen relationships between system partners and community bodies working with under-represented groups.

Use of Funding

Types of activity that might be funded could include:

  • Hardship through funding support.
  • Funding for community groups to find new ways of keeping their target audience active in this period.
  • Offering advice and training support
  • Increasing resilience, capacity, and capability of delivery bodies

Please contact Active Humber at if you want to know more details about this fund.

Sport England £195m support package announcement

For club specific information, please visit our club pages here

Sport England has today confirmed that it is making up to £195m of funding available to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Please note that the Community Emergency Fund will be pausing applications at midnight Thursday 14th May 2020 enable assessors to process all of the remaining. applications as soon as possible 

For more details on how to apply please click here.

Two Riding Community Foundation regarding their new Corona Virus Community Fund.

The fund will support the following:

The development of advice and support initiatives to fill gaps for people and places where there are no current suitable services.  The funding is to support groups that provide vital community support to maintain some level of viability through these uncertain times where they are experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of the current crisis.

Grants are available of up to £2000 however the fund has two clear streams of activity and groups can only include up to £1000 costs under each stream. You can apply under either stream 1 or 2 or both streams 1 and 2.

For more details on how to apply please click here 

HM Government - Business Support

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

Their page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

For more details on what is available, please click here

Charities Aid Fund 

(Please note this is temporarily closed due to hign demand)

CAF has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK. This is intended as a rapid response fund, and we aim to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application.

For more details how to apply, click here

ECB Unveils £61m Interim Support Package. 

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a £61 million package to help cricket withstand the financial impact of COVID-19.

The plans detail a number of measures for the whole sport from elite to grassroots, including the MCC, the First-Class Counties (FCCs) and their County Cricket Boards (CCBs).

For more details how to apply, click here


The LTA has announced a multi-million pound package of additional funding and measures to support those involved in tennis in Britain through the impact of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

For more details how to apply, click here

UK Communities Foundation 

For further details, please click here

Tesco Bag of Help COVID - 19 Communities Fund 

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency we have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly. If your application is successful the fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. The programme is set up to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects.

For more details how to apply, click here

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest 

The Prince's trust and Natwest launch £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus.  

For more details how to apply, click here.


Barclays Launches £100m Coronavirus fund for charities.

For more details how to apply, click here.

NSUN Covid 19 Fund 

NSUN launches new fund with grants up to £1000 to support peer support, community action and mutual aid for mental health during Covid-19 

For more details how to apply, click here.

The East Riding Stronger Together COVID - 19 Fund 

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) in the East Riding are working together to respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The East Riding VCSE Network has established a new fund and consultancy support to help voluntary sector organisations during this crisis.

This grant and support package aims to provide support and funding to enable the voluntary sector to thrive, now and into the future. It has been designed to reflect the essential needs of the voluntary and community organisations, with the opportunity to receive consultancy support from the East Riding VCSE Network

For more detials how to apply, click here.

Active Together Fund

Sport England have teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the new Active Together fund which is £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Organisations can apply for match funding up to £10,000 as part of their Crowdfunding.

The investment aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the coronavirus crisis.

Sport England are going to hold a number of workshops in the coming weeks to explain more about the fund and how you can be involved. To find out more about the fund and webinar details please visit:

National Lottery Community Fund - The Emerging Futures Fund – Short Deadline 25th June 2020

National Lottery Community Fund want to find out how to help communities move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19 and draw on all the creativity seen in communities and across civil society. The funding looks at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the future.

Funding: £20,000 - £50,000

Total available: £1 million over 3 to 6 months

The funding can go towards: 

• staff salaries 

• project activities 

• engagement activities 

• running costs 

• equipment

For more information, please click here.