Tackling Inequalities Fund

The Tackling Inequalities Fund was designed as a targeted fund to deal with the ‘here and now’ issues caused as a result of coronavirus and aims to help reduce the negative impact on activity levels of under-represented groups.

Sport England insight has shown that certain groups of people have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active. These groups are;

  • Lower socio-economic groups
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term health conditions.

Phase 3 Funding

As part of phase 3, Active Humber have been awarded £88,000 to community groups and organisations distribute across the Humber. If you work with the target audience and would like some support in delivering physical activity programmes please get in contact with the Active Humber team:

Active Humber hosted a webinar to discuss the phase 3 funding, you can find this webinar embedded above, or on our YouTube channel here.

A copy of the presentation is available to download below.

Application Process

To ensure this money goes where it is needed most, Active Humber have streamlined the application as much as possible, we ask for information on the following five questions;

1. Will this investment impact upon at least one of the four priority audiences?

       a. Lower socioeconomic groups

       b. Black and ethnic minority groups

       c. Disability

       d. Long Term Health Conditions

2. Is the need 'here and now' to support this audience

3. Has the requirement arisen as a direct result of this community group or audience being adversely affected as a result of COVID-19?

4. How will this investment help your group to survive and/or connect to one or more of the priority audiences at this time to keep them active?

5. What physical activity needs will be met because of this investment, to take place either now or in the immediate future?

Through phase one and two, Sport England (via Active Humber) invested £160,618 in the Humber sub region.  This money has been invested in 55 projects:  

  • 25% Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • 24% Disabled people
  • 32% Lower socio-economic groups
  • 19% People with long-term health conditions

To ensure the funding reached those most in need, Active Humber set out to work with organisations already working with the target groups. 62% of organisations that received funding were new to Active Humber.

You can find out more about the projects we have funded by visiting our Reducing Inequalities across the Humber pages

For a full overview of the Tackling Inequalities Fund, please visit our funding web pages here.