Sport England Funding Update

Wednesday, 5 Apr 2017


Get Berkshire Active have put together a briefing note to provide an update on important information about the evolving landscape in sport and physical activity development related to Sport England and Government Strategy. In particular, we know that there is a lot of information coming out from Sport England, their approach and funding available - with some significant change implicit within this.

An update of Sport England Funding opportunities is as follows:



Range of investment

Current status

Active Ageing

Inactive adults aged 55 and over


Expressions of interest being assessed

Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage

Inactive people from lower-socio-economic



Tackling Inactivity in Colleges

Students aged 14-19 years old– priority lower-socio-economic


Decisions being made

Children and Families

Families with children aged 5-15 years oldon low income and in higher areas of deprivation


Launching 22 June 2017

Opportunity Fund

Adultsaged 20+ from economically disadvantaged communities


Expressions of interest being assessed

Potentials Fund

Children and young people aged 10-20 years old


Expressions of interest being assessed

Helping The Active Stay Active When Life Changes

Life transitions– priority lower-socio-economic


Expression of interest deadline22 May

Major Events Bidding and Legacy Fund

National governing bodies hosting major events and individuals local to the major event



Small Grants

Adults and young people aged 14 and over



Local Delivery

Inactive people– priority lower-socio-economic


Expressions of interest beingassessed

Community Asset Fund

Local infrastructure that gives people the opportunity to get active



Strategic Facilities

Local authorities– although body may be a different organisation




Get Berkshire Active's full document is intended to:

- Provide a reminder of the topline changes in the new approach

- Key information about each of the funding streams that are open already and coming up from Sport England

- Guidance on what to consider when thinking about applying

- Advice on who can apply and the types of organisations in Sport AND Community Voluntary Sector, outside of sport, who should think about applying or forming partnerships to apply

- Opportunity to speak to GBA and other partners to guide planning for the future, influence how we work together and to maximise the potential investment into Berkshire for the benefit of local people


Please click here for the full document.

Source: Get Berkshire Active