Made By Sport: #ClubsInCrisis Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support small grassroots community organisations working with young people who use sport as a tool to achieve wider social outcomes. The organisations we are looking for operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need, and may offer cross-sector activities.

Specifically, we will fund clubs and organisations which can demonstrate that they are using sport as a tool to work towards one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Developing Life Skills
  • Improving Mental Health
  • Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Developing Employability Skills
  • Building Stronger Communities

It could be that the sporting activity achieves one of the above unintentionally through the work you deliver.

Grant size: £2,021

Deadline: Monday 15th November at 12 noon

Please read our Essential Information before applying.


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Developing Life Skills

Greenhouse Sports uses inspirational sports coaching and mentoring to engage young people and improve their life chances. They partner with schools to provide opportunities for young people who may be disengaged, vulnerable or facing disadvantage to develop the social, thinking, emotional and physical skills that help them thrive.

Improving Mental Health

Westport is a charity in the West of England which runs various projects using sport to improve mental health. Bristol Active Life Project works in partnership with people who experience Severe and Enduring Mental illness (SMI) by enabling them to improve their own health and wellbeing through taking part in sport and exercise opportunities in the local community.

Reducing Crime and ASB – TSA Projects

TSA Projects, based in Birmingham, deliver programmes in partnership with charities to engage with hard-to-reach young people. They provide a positive space for young people to communicate safely about potentially dangerous situations, and encourage a range of activities, including sport-based programmes, to support their personal development, safety, confidence to ensure they stay away from criminal activity.

Employability – The Blair Project

A karting project in Manchester that develops employability opportunities and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills for young people aged 15-18 by designing and 3D printing karts they then race.

Community Cohesion – Boots & Beards

A Glasgow based organisation that started life aiming to get young people off their screens and exercising through hiking. Now the project focuses on bringing together people from all parts of the BME community to go on likeminded adventures, exploring and promoting Scotland’s natural landscape.

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