Sport England have announced details of new funding


What: In December 2016, we’ll announce full details of a £3 million volunteering fund to diversify the range of people who volunteer.

When: The fund will open in the New Year and we expect to start making awards in the spring.

Local delivery

What: In December 2016, we’ll invite expressions of interest to become one of 10 places that will receive funding from us to develop and implement local strategies for physical activity and sport.

When: We’ll hold a number of working sessions in January and February 2017 to help interested partners develop their ideas, with the first three or four pilots identified by March.

Tackling inactivity

What: We’ll publish an investment guide on inactivity in December 2016.

We’ll also open the first phase of our Inactivity Fund in December, which will focus on projects that help older adults (55+) to get active, with up to £10 million of National Lottery funding available.

When: Expressions of interest will be required by 13 February 2017, with the first set of awards planned for June 2017.


What: We’ll launch the first phase of our new Community Asset Fund in December 2016, with £7.5 million available.

We’ll also publish our wider facilities investment guide.

When: January 2017.

Supporting sport’s core market – major events

What: We’ll launch a £2 million fund to help engage a much broader range of people in and around major sporting events.

When: December 2016.

Last edited by Ken Woodward on November 11, 2016

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