Made by Sport Fund

What is the funding for?

Made by Sport’s ‘Clubs in Crisis’ Fund is available to support sports clubs or organisations working within the sports for development sector which are able to demonstrate that the pandemic has affected them. This could be operationally or financially. Funds can be used to save, resume or adapt your activity. The work of your organisation should be focused on young people aged 5-25.

What is sport for development?

Sport for development intentionally uses sport or any physical activity to achieve other social outcomes. For this fund the projects must work towards one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Developing Life Skills
  • Improving Mental Health
  • Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Developing Employability Skills
  • Building Stronger Communities

There is further information in the guidance notes on what type of projects fit within those categories.

Sport for development isn’t community sport which just focuses on developing and widening opportunities to participate.

Size of grants

Grants are available for up to £2021. This funding is unrestricted – it can be used for capital costs, staff costs, overheads or anything else your club may need to get activity going.

Who can apply?

Please read our ‘How to Apply‘ page for information on general eligibility.

Organisation Aims

Organisations must be working to one or more of the outcomes previously mentioned and outlined in the guidance notes.

The participants of the organisation should primarily be aged 5-25.

If the scheme is oversubscribed applications from organisations with young people making up a significant majority (90%) of the membership will be prioritised.

Organisation Turnover

Organisations with an annual turnover of up to £75,000 based on a ‘normal’ year. This should be your last accounts before the pandemic.

If the scheme is oversubscribed applications will be prioritised based on income

Priority 1 – Up to £25,000

Priority 2 – Up to £50,000

Priority 3 – Up to £75,000

Geographical Location

Projects must take place within North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Hull, York.

If the scheme is over subscribed priority will go to organisations working in the following:

  • Areas of high deprivation
  • Areas with high levels of  crime and anti-social behaviour

and working with young people who are traditionally under-represented in sports (women and girls / ethnic minority groups / young people with disabilities)

How to apply?

Please read the Guidance Notes carefully before applying.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or emailed to [email protected]

When to apply?

The deadline is 2nd November 2021 for decisions at the end of November 2021