Further funding available from Sport England's Together Fund
Following the successful distribution of Sport England's Together Fund to clubs and organisations across Lincolnshire, we’re delighted to be able to release £70,000 of further funding to benefit community groups and clubs in the county.
Active Lincolnshire is distributing the Together Fund in Lincolnshire on behalf of Sport England. This National Lottery funding is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities fund, which has supported over 50 projects in the county, reaching over 10,000 Lincolnshire residents since 2020. The Together Fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and support community groups working with our target audiences to introduce physical activity, grow participation and enable more people to be more active, more often.
We are supporting organisations who are working with residents facing the greatest barriers to participation; those from lower-socio economic groups, people from ethnically diverse communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions.
We have already awarded Together Fund grants to 11 organisations across the county this year. Projects that will benefit from the Together Fund include:
Lincoln Basketball C.I.C have been awarded a £4810 grant. The funding will enable the creation of affordable opportunities to participate in basketball and ongoing training and development for ethnically diverse communities in this area. The project will provide life-enhancing changes to health, wellbeing and employability, for participants involved.
Read more about the project
Darkside Rising C.I.C., a non-profit organisation in Lincoln delivering a range of programmes to support women’s strength, health and empowerment, has been awarded grants for two projects: The Darkside Girls Project (£4988) will work with 16 neurodivergent girls aged 8 – 17 to improve their physical health, resilience and mental wellbeing through age-appropriate and specialist exercise and strength training sessions. The Open Gym Project (£4939) will create a well-equipped space for Darkside Rising CIC clients to exercise, free of charge, in a safe environment that they know and trust.
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Tonic Health, a health and wellbeing charity providing community support across South Lincolnshire and Boston, have been awarded a grant of £4,860. The funding will provide a range of equipment for use at Tonic Health's Holbeach Hub for use by adults groups in the daytime, and by children and young people at evenings and weekends.
Read more about the project.
Apply for Funding
Applications for funding are now open until February 2022. Application deadlines are Wednesday 11th January 2021 and Wednesday 8th February 2023.
You can find out more about the funding and how to apply, as well as see recent projects awarded funding on our funding page.
For groups, clubs and organisations who are thinking about applying for the funding, but who would like more information, we will be hosting a Together Fund webinar on Thursday 1st December, covering an update on the fund, and advice and guidance on applying. Find out more and book your place here.