More funding to tackle inequalities in physical activity levels

Following the success of its Tackling Inequalities Fund, Sport England is making a further £20m available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity as the nation continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Launched last year, as part of its initial response to the crisis, the £20m Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) focused on lower socio-economic groups, culturally diverse communities, disabled people and those with long-term health conditions.

Now, a further £20m will be spent on helping the same audiences to become active or get more active as TIF becomes the Together Fund.

The money will continue to support community organisations working with our priority audiences, so the organisations have a future to plan for.

The support is designed to enable further recovery and growth up until March 2023.

“Tackling inequalities is at the heart of our Uniting the Movement strategy and it’s critical that this continues to be at the forefront of our minds with the Together Fund,” said Viveen Taylor, Sport England’s director for equality, diversity and inclusion.

“With this new round of funding we hope to see community organisations progress from fighting for survival to growing into thriving groups than can be sustainable and fully engage their own communities in activity and all the benefits that come with it.”

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