Sport England’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund has so far provided more than 650 sports and physical activity organisations with £4m worth of investment. Launched in January 2022 the fund, which is still open, supports projects aimed at uniting communities and providing opportunities for people who may be less physically active.
Organisations can apply for awards of between £300 and £10,000 from the fund, which was created to mark and help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. The investment can be used for things such as facility hire and coaching costs, or even small capital improvements.
“Our Uniting the Movement strategy is focused on tackling inequalities and the Jubilee Fund prioritises supporting projects working with people in disadvantaged communities, where we’ve seen there are traditionally more barriers to being active,” said Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England CEO.
“The fund also highlights the importance of the National Lottery in enabling not just us, but many other organisations too, to support the positive work of people in England.”
Organisations to have benefitted from the fund include Lancashire Youth Challenge, which secured £10,000 in order to support a minimum of 30 vulnerable young people to participate in the Morecambe Bay Triathlon. Another is Mayfield Cricket Club in bradford, which was handed £4,300 to enable it to open and manage the clubhouse as a community hub, which provides a number of activities for families.
To read more about the Jubilee Fund and to apply for investment, visit: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/queens-platinum-jubilee-activity-fund