Cost of Living support of up to £10,000 available for local community groups delivering physical activity

Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 14:19

Cost of Living support of up to £10,000 available for local community groups delivering physical activity
  • Immediate support for groups between January-September 2023
  • Bids for physical activity delivery/support being accepted by Active Together

Small community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 towards developing their grassroots projects to get people more active, from the 'Let's Get Moving Together Fund'.

Health groups, disability support networks and those working with inactive children and young people, adults and older adults, are among those who are being invited to apply for funding.

Active Together is allocating Sport England's Together Fund to help groups and organisations that deliver physical activity and sport opportunities in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

The funding will be focused on communities that are recovering from the pandemic and most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.

Successful applicants will be working with one or more of the following groups:

  • Lower Socio-Economic Groups
  • Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Disabled People
  • People with Long-Term Health Conditions.

Geoff Maltby, Sports Development Manager at Active Together, said: "We are looking to hear from smaller local community groups that are currently really struggling financially to keep people active through the cost-of-living crisis."

"Bids so far have ranged from a few hundred pounds for a local walking group through to £10,000 for larger projects which are aiming to engage significant numbers of residents in disadvantaged communities to be regularly active."

"We're asking groups to only apply for what they really need, so that we can support as many groups as possible during this difficult time."

Active Together aims to support community groups and organisations that deliver physical activity and sport in Leicester City, Leicestershire or Rutland and benefit residents living in these areas.

Applications are being accepted now, until 31st January 2023, with funding issued to those demonstrating the greatest need.

The typical funding support amount so far has been in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 and organisations that have been unable to access funding from other sources over the last 12 months will be prioritised.

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