The Movement Fund provides crowdfunding pledges, grants and support to help projects that get more people active. 

£15,000 grants available to cover a wide range of costs and items if you're eligible and your project aligns with Sport England's goals:

  1. Getting more people active
  2. Reducing the number of inactive people 
  3. Tackling inequalities  

The Movement Fund will provide the following support:

  • Equipment – support to purchase new or improved equipment that’s required for the delivery of your activity
  • Refurbishing/upgrading facilities – support can be provided to improve or create spaces that can provide opportunities to get more people active
  • Developing new capabilities and leadership skills – support to provide formal training for staff and volunteers to improve their skills and leadership abilities to help improve how organisations tackle inequalities and get more people active
  • Delivery costs – support to pay the people and facilities you need to deliver the project, which are new costs to your project
  • Emergency relief – helping with costs during a crisis, like damage from extreme weather, that couldn’t have been avoided or insured.

Sport England will give priority to projects providing opportunities in communities where there is the greatest need -  - and for those groups who face the greatest barriers to be physically active such as, and particularly those that address challenges faced by people with a combination of the following characteristics:

  • People living on low incomes
  • Disabled people or those with long-term health conditions
  • Older people
  • People from culturally diverse communities
  • Pregnant women and parents with very young children
  • Girls aged 5-16
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • People who are in foster care
  • People who provide care without pay.

Need help and advice to apply?

Active Humber would like to provide support to any organisation thinking of applying for the Movement Fund.

If you have any queries, or would like some specific support with applying for the Movement Fund please email with a brief overview of your organisation and what you would possible like to apply for, and someone from the team will get back to you.


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