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Fund launched to help change young people’s lives through sport

Go! London funding has been earmarked to improve the lives of young people facing physical, social, economic or educational challenges (Image: Sport England)

A £19.5m community sports fund has been launched to help under-served and vulnerable young people to access and enjoy sport and physical activity. The new Go! London fund aims to invest at least £10m into grassroots sport and physical activity initiatives in the capital by 2025, transforming the lives of Londoners aged 4-24.

Sport England is provided £7.5m of National Lottery funding for the programme, with London Marathon Events doing the same and the Mayor of London adding £4.5m.

Charities, youth groups, social enterprises and faith groups can apply today for grants from £40,000 to £150,000, to improve existing sport and physical activity programmes or deliver new services such as youth mentoring or extra support for young people with special educational, disability or mental health needs.

Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Sport Englands executive director of place, said: “The Go! London fund supports our aim of increasing activity, decreasing inactivity, reducing inequalities and improving the positive experience for children and young people.

“Creating positive experiences for children and young people is a key issue Sport England looks to tackle through our Uniting the Movement strategy.”

For more information on the fund, and to apply for grants, click here.

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