Clubs in Crisis with Made by Sport

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We’re pleased to have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on young people across the UK, and thanks to Made By Sport, we can offer this chance for sports clubs and organisations to access vital funding which can help them to continue bringing sport into young people’s lives.

Made By Sport is a charity which raises awareness of the power of sport and funding for organisations that use sport to support young people across the UK. The ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund is part of a wider campaign that believes sport is the best vehicle for creating societal change for young people across a myriad of challenges they face in the modern world.

We’ll be administering the fund on behalf of Made by Sport and awarding unrestricted of grants of £2,021 to clubs who match the criteria.

Full information can be found here – Made by Sport Guidelines WCF

Please ensure you have read the guidelines fully and that you are applying for Sport Development as defined in the guidelines.

Deadline for Round 2 applications: Friday 2nd July

Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of July 2021



What is the funding for?

The funding can support sports clubs or organisations working within the sport for development sector (this includes any physical activity), which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected them, either operationally or financially, and which require funding to save, resume or adapt their activity. Please see Appendix 1 for more details about what constitutes Sport Development.

How much can I apply for?

A one-off grant of £2,021. If you don’t need as much as that but would like to apply anyway, please do.

What can the funding be spent on?

The funding is unrestricted so can be spent on core costs as well as on programme or capital costs. Funds can also be used towards match funding or for leverage for a larger programme. In normal circumstances, Made by Sport funding would not be able to be used for either debt repayment or for costs incurred before the funding was agreed. However, each participating Community Foundation will ensure that applications for these types of costs are assessed and considered in light of the pandemic if the unique requirement to cover these costs meets the aims of the Fund.

Who can apply?

This programme supports clubs or organisations which intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes. The organisations we are looking for operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need, and may offer cross-sector activities.

This programme will support clubs and organisations based in Worcestershire including charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies and other not-for-profit organisations.

Grants will be awarded to organisations with a turnover less than £75,000 with priority given to those groups with a turnover less than £25,000.

Specifically, we will fund clubs and organisations which can demonstrate that they are using sport to 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

If you have any questions about any aspect of making an application to this fund, please contact [email protected]