January 10, 2022

Sport England launches £5m Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

The £5 million pot is part of more than £22m of investment from the National Lottery in schemes across various sectors that will celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service.

Sport England has today (10 January 2022) launched a £5 million fund to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The fund aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities.

Using money from the National Lottery, the fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to community organisations in support of new projects providing opportunities to become more physically active.

The funds could be used for things such as facility hire and coaching costs, or even small capital improvements.

Sport England's chief executive, Tim Hollingsworth, said: "As part of the celebrations of an unprecedented anniversary, we're excited to be able to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a fund designed to help people to come together and get moving.

"Our Uniting the Movement strategy is focused on tackling inequalities and as such this fund will prioritise supporting projects working with people in disadvantaged communities, where we've seen there are traditionally more barriers to being active.

"The fund also highlights the importance of the National Lottery in enabling not just us, but many other organisations too, to support the positive work of people in England.”

How to apply

The fund is open for applications now. It will make awards to not-for-profit organisations helping inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active.

Applications that support projects to help people living in areas of disadvantage are particularly welcome.

Find out more and apply to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund.

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