Grants are available to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK working in the sport-for-development sector that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
The Clubs in Crisis (#ClubInCrisis) Fund is being provided jointly by Flutter Entertainment’s sports funding scheme Cash4Clubs and by charity Made by Sport, which aims to champion the power of sport to tackle social issues.
The Fund is being managed by Made by Sport and administered locally around the country by the UK Community Foundations network.
Objectives of Fund
The Clubs in Crisis (#ClubsInCrisis) Fund aims to support eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK that have been impacted negatively by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, either operationally or financially. The Fund is only available to sports clubs and organisations that are working in the sport for development sector, ie those that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes, usually through third sector and voluntary, community and social enterprise bodies.
To be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues.
The fund is being administered locally around the country by the UK Community Foundations network. Organisations will need to apply via the relevant Community Foundation in their area (a postcode finder is available on the Made by Sport website).
Clubs and organisations must be using sport to work towards one of more of the following outcomes:
- Developing life skills.
- Improving mental health.
- Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
- Developing employability skills.
- Building stronger communities.