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Sport England reopens Small Grants Programme

The initiative will hand out grants of up to £15,000 to local activity programmes (Credit: Sport England)

Sport England has reopened its Small Grants Programme, which hands out awards to community projects and facilities in order to get people more physically active.

The programme was put on hold for a year in 2022, due to Sport England launching its Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund – a similar initiative designed to bring communities together through activity.

Sport England said that the renewed Small Grants Programme will offer an increased maximum grant amount of £15,000 for 2023 – up from £10,000 in 2021, when it last ran. Applications can be made for awards of between £300 and £15,000, with multiple applications permitted but organisations can only have awards totalling £15,000 or less in any 12-month period.

The programme will prioritise projects that focus on environmental sustainability, can demonstrate how they connect with their communities, provide the biggest possible impact to those who need it most and are working with people living in areas of disadvantage.

Only not-for-profit organisations are eligible for the programme.

The closing date for applications to the programme is 30 June. Organisations interested in applying for the grants should do so using the dedicated Sport England website HERE.

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