Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for Healthy Activity Programmes

There is currently a funding pot available to support organisatons across somerset to re-start or create new health and physical activity initiatives.

The Together Fund

The Together Fund is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) that was set up in April 2020 as part of Sport England's support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus crisis.

Phase 4 of the fund has seen another £20 million of National Lottery funding committed to help the groups that, from Sport England's insight, were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.

Money from the Together Fund will be prioritised for the following four key audiences:

  • Lower socio-economic groups
  • Culturally diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with long term health conditions (LTHC)

1 in 4 people within Somerset live with a LTHC. During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to physical activity opportunities for people managing LTHC has been significantly reduced. Lockdowns and closure of venues have all contributed to fewer classes and groups taking place. With many of those individuals living with LTHC now having received all vaccinations, confidence for those shielding is returning. Many have suffered deconditioning or had limited movement for over 12 months.

If your organisation or community group supports people living with one or more long term health condition and funding would be useful to help you restart or expand your physical activity offer, please click on the link below for more information.

Click here for more information and to apply.

For ideas on how your group may use the Together Fund, please see the document below.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK