Funding news - 15/03/2017

Comic Relief’s Communities and Sport for Change Fund Re-Opens to Applications

The second round of the Communities and Sports for Change fund is accepting proposals for funding from registered and non-registered organisations in specified areas of the UK.

Comic Relief sees sport and physical activity as a powerful tool for helping bring about social change.

In support of its Sport for Change strategy, Comic Relief is offering funding to support projects which use sport and physical activity to address issues in several of the UK’s most deprived communities which will help people to:

  • Take ownership and feel part of increasingly inclusive and cohesive communities.
  • Feel empowered to identify and solve social issues affecting their communities.

Comic Relief expects to make between 10 and 20 grants of between £40,000 and £75,000 for up to two years of activity.

Organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million can apply as long as their project takes place in one of the following locations:

  • England - Kingston upon Hull, Birmingham, Nottingham, Plymouth, and Great Yarmouth.
  • Wales - Blaenau Gwent and Denbighshire.
  • Scotland – Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.
  • Northern Ireland - Derry.

Comic Relief is looking for projects which:

  • Come from organisations that have developed within the community to meet local needs.
  • Involve ideas that are generated within the community.
  • Can provide evidence of need that has been gathered locally within the past 12 months.
  • Address a specific problem or social need.
  • Involve the community throughout.
  • Use sport and physical activity as an agent to make the change - not just increase participation.

The work can target any age group, as long as there is a clear issue that needs addressing. It does not have to focus on young people.

The deadline for proposals is 24 April 2017 (midday).

Further information is available from the Comic Relief website.

Source: Comic Relief,15/03/2017