Sport England will be investing funds  to support inactive people in lower socio-economic groups.  

This phase in their Towards an Active  Nation strategy is to invest £3 million to support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups.

They are currently looking for partners who can reach them and help change people’s lives  for the better.

Who are they supporting?

This programme aims to reach two different lower socio-economic groups:

  • £2 million will support larger projects from £25,000 up to a maximum of £500,00. This will be to fund projects aimed at inactive people who are in employment. They will be ordinary people and families who sometimes struggle to make end meet. They can find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or feel being active isn’t for them.
  • £1 million will support projects between £20,00 and £100,00. This will focus on projects aimed at inactive people who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, and face more extreme disadvantage. They may also be facing other challenges, such as being at risk of offending of offending or dealing with substance misuse.
  • 5% of the total fund (£150,00) will be used to fund smaller awards between £1,000 and £10,000. This can be used to support either of the two groups of people already described.

What they want to achieve

  • Support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups to be more active, doing more than 30 minutes of physical activity per week.
  • Show how being more active can have wider benefits within people’s daily lives, for example enjoying time together with family and friends, generally feeling better  or managing stress.
  • Understand why individuals within lower socio-economic groups are not active and what would help them change this.

For any further information on this scheme visit the Sport England website using the link provided on the right hand side or if you would like to query any information please follow the contact details that are also provided on the right hand side.