Sport England Focus on: Tackling inactivity part two
Our Active Lives figures show 32% of people in semi-routine and routine occupations, such as shop assistants and waitresses, are inactive. That compares to 17% of people in managerial and professional occupations.
£3m fund launches in April
We want to use sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities
TWO PARTS OF OUR FUND
Launching in mid-April, round two of our inactivity fund is split into two.
A £2 million pot of funding will support larger projects – up to a maximum of £500,000.
This will be for people who have little disposable income. They live very ordered lives but find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or they feel being active is just not for them.
A second £1m pot is for projects between £10,000 and £100,000. This fund will focus on people who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, living more chaotic lives with additional challenges. For example, they may have an offending background, be dealing with alcohol or drug misuse, or facing mental health issues.
As with Active Ageing – which was the first round of our tackling inactivity fund – we want to be innovative and test out bold ideas.
When we launch the fund, we’ll publish a prospectus with all the information you’ll need and begin inviting applications, which will be assessed, before moving into a more formal stage two assessment.
NEED TO KNOW FACTS
- Fund: Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage
- Value: £3 million National Lottery
- Opening: mid-April 2017
- Anticipated size of bids: £2m pot – up to a maximum of £500,000; £1m pot – a range from £10,000 to £100,000.
- Full details and prospectus: mid-April 2017
- Invitation for applications: mid-April 2017