Clubs in Crisis Fund

The fund aims to support the UK’s smallest sports clubs at risk of closing their doors for good due to the impact of the pandemic.

The fund is only available to sports clubs and organisations that are working in the sport for development sector.

To be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. The funders are looking for organisations that operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need and may offer cross-sector activities.

Grants of £2,021 will be available to help with core, programme or capital costs.

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit clubs or organisations with an annual turnover of less than £75,000 that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes. First priority will be given to clubs with an annual turnover of up to £25,000; then to those of up £50,000; and finally for up to £75,000.

The fund is being administered locally around the country by the UK Community Foundations network. Groups must apply via the relevant Community Foundation in their area, and applicants should check the details and application deadlines on their relevant community foundation website.

For more information go to the Fund’s website