Tackling Inequalities Funding – support for local organisations through Coronavirus
The focus of 'Tackling Inequalities Through Awards to Sector Partners' is to help to reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of inequalities in sport and physical activity.
The fund has been put in place to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on activity levels in under-represented groups, ensuring that the physical activity participation inequality gap does not widen during this period in targeted communities.
We will provide financial support to sector organisations that connect to our priority audiences that may be experiencing financial hardship at this time. The funding will provide opportunities for priority audiences to be active by adapting current offers or providing new ones through different engagement practices.
The priority audiences for these awards will be organisations that support sport and physical activity opportunities for the following: -
- People with a disability
- People with long-term health conditions (LTHC)
- Minority ethnic communities (including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities)
- Lower Socio-Economic Groups (LSEG)
This funding is only available to organisations that are based in Birmingham and / or specifically engaging people from Birmingham.
If you are based outside of Birmingham and your activity will not be delivered within the city, please contact your respective Active Partnership for details about their Tackling Inequalities Fund. You can find details of your local Active Partnership via this link
If you have received funding in Phase 1 of the Tackling Inequalities Fund (June-September) then we will not accept your application in Phase 2, due to the high demand for this fund.
What can be funded?
The types of activity that might be funded could include:
• Funding for community groups to find new ways of keeping our target audience active in this period
• Offering advice and training support
• Increasing resilience, capacity, and capability of delivery bodies
The following costs can include:
• Staff costs
• Training costs
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Equipment costs
• Rent / Facility hire
• Utility costs
• IT costs (e.g. supporting digital delivery)
*The Tackling Inequalities fund is now closed. Please keep checking back for details of future rounds of this fund*