Changes to Sport England funding

Sport England’s 2012-17 funding strategy is now in place and as a result its Small Grants and Sportsmatch streams will be the first programmes to make awards with the new focus on young people aged 14-25. All applications submitted after 1 April 2012 must now show how they meet Sport England’s current strategic outcomes including:

  • An increase in the proportion of 14-25 year-olds playing sport once a week
  • A growth in regular (once a week) participation for all those aged 14+
  • A reduction in participation drop-off at key ages
  • Growth in participation by people with a disability

The programmes otherwise remain unchanged with £3m available annually for Sportsmatch and £7m for Small Grants. The Sport England website features new tools to help applicants, including a guide on writing a good application.

To find out more information click here; http://www.sportengland.org/funding.aspx

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