11 July 2017

Sport England opens families fund

Sport England opens families fund

Sport England’s latest funding programme aims to help families with children get active.

The Families Fund is an investment programme to support families with children to get active and play sport together. The investment has three aims:

  • increasing activity levels of families in lower socio-economic groups whose children are not doing the recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity or sport
  • support families to be active together throughout the week outside of school time
  • deliver positive experiences so that children can build confidence in their ability to be active.

To deliver these aims, Sport England is interested in working with partners who have a successful track record in changing behaviour with families in lower socio-economic groups. The organisations don’t necessarily need to be related to sport or physical activity.

It is anticipated that bids will be between £50,000 and £500,000 for up to four years of work. The fund opens on 6th July for expressions of interest and closes on 31st August.

Interested organisations are invited to submit an expression of interest for the funding programme explaining what they intent to do, with whom and why. The applications will be based on a clear target audience, outcomes that are designed into the project, a relevant track record and a good idea.

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