GreaterSport's Guide to Sport England Funding

  • Author

    GreaterSport
  • Date

    13th February 2017

Guide to Sport England Funding

GreaterSports ‘Research and Insight’ team have produced this beginners guide to navigate you through Sport England’s funding opportunities. If you need any further support in collating data and capturing insight for any potential applications please don’t hesitate to contact us:

http://www.greatersport.co.uk/research-and-insight/about-us

Active Ageing Fund (National)

www.sportengland.org/funding/active-ageing-fund/

Headline Information

  • Sport England investing up to £10 million into projects that help inactive older people get active.
  • Looking at partners to co-design innovative, different and experimental approaches that will make a significant difference to older people’s lives.

Greater Manchester Approach:

  • Individual organisations to apply on their own however please inform GreaterSport (Louise Robbins) so applications can be mapped and connected with the GM agenda.
  • GreaterSport offering direct support through Louise Robbins.

Top Tips

  • Know your target audience.
  • Work in cross sector partnership (bring in expertise around older people).

Active Ageing Fund (Ring-fenced Greater Manchester)

Headline Information

  • Sport England investing £1 million into Greater Manchester to help inactive older people get active.

Greater Manchester Approach:

  • GM bid to have clear connections with GM Ageing work streams, linking to the wider reform and transformation agenda.
  • GreaterSport have been asked by Greater Manchester to facilitate the connection between the Ageing Hub, The GM Health and Social Care Partnership and our sector. Yvonne Harrison will be leading these conversations

Top Tips

  • If you have something that works can this be scaled across Greater Manchester?
  • Based on insight, test something new and innovative.

Community Asset

www.sportengland.org/funding/community-asset-fund/

Headline Information

  • New capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community.
  • Designed to help local organisations to create quality and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come.

Greater Manchester Approach:

  • Individual organisations to apply on their own however please inform GreaterSport (Shirley Veevers).
  • GreaterSport offering direct support through Shirley Veevers.

Top Tips

  • Consult with the consumer and know their motives and barriers to participation.
  • Map your consumer and understand your local geography.

Core Market Fund

https://www.sportengland.org/our-work/core-market/funding-for-the-core-market/

Headline Information

  • Keeping people active when life changes.
  • Helping to support the people who drop out more than others.

Greater Manchester Approach

  • Individual organisations to apply on their own however please inform GreaterSport (Shirley Veevers).
  • GreaterSport offering direct support through Shirley Veevers and John Brady.

Top Tips

  • Register on the workshop:
  • www.sportengland.org/our-work/core-market/discussing-your-ideas/
  • Have you tested any concepts that can shape or be used to learn something new?

Local Delivery Pilot

www.sportengland.org/our-work/local-delivery/

Headline Information

  • 10 pilots identified with a budget of £130 million over four years.
  • Test whether taking a behaviour change approach in a place can drive participation.

Greater Manchester Approach:

  • In principle a Greater Manchester bid on behalf of GMCA.
  • GreaterSport to facilitate the connection between the GM Health and Social Care Partnership, the GMCA and the sector. Yvonne Harrison will be leading these conversations.

Top Tips

  • Have local strategic conversations to align to GM priorities and outcomes.
  • Keep monitoring the timelines and points to engage.

Opportunity Fund (volunteering):

www.sportengland.org/funding/funding-for-volunteering/opportunity-fund/

Headline Facts:

  • Aims to get people from all backgrounds to volunteer in communities that are economically disadvantaged.
  • Focusing on those most in need whether that’s because of their health, employment status, income, education, housing, local environment, or a combination of factors.

GM Approach

  • Individual organisations to apply individually but Nick Lowden is available to help support and add value to any bids from the GM area.
  • Volunteer Inspire Programme, specifically Education VIP, will be able to use for recruiting, deploying and managing volunteers. The system will be able to produce data required by Sport England.

Top Tips

  • 50% of the £3million fund to projects delivered by partners who are new to Sport England – or even to sport and physical activity itself – who can you work with?
  • Applications must be insight and evidenced based.

Potentials Fund (volunteering)

www.sportengland.org/funding/funding-for-volunteering/potentials-fund/

Headline Facts:

  • Looking for projects which connect with the lives and aspirations of 10- to 20-year-olds.
  • Looking to support projects which can deliver the greatest impact for young people, which is likely to be those facing multiple risk factors.

GM Approach

  • Individual organisations to apply individually but Nick Lowden is available to help support and add value to any bids from the GM area.
  • Volunteer Inspire Programme, specifically Education VIP, will be able to use for recruiting, deploying and managing volunteers. The system will be able to produce data required by Sport England.

Top Tips

  • You’ll need to show that your project meets the six principles of youth social action: Challenging, Youth-led, Socially impactful, Progressive, Embedded, Reflective
  • Read more about youth social action at #iwill

Other more niche funds: