How to apply

How to apply

How to apply

Who can apply?

The Together Fund is open to Somerset based, non-profit organisations including community groups; clubs; charities; Community Interest Companies (CIC); Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO), and religious groups (please note the funded activity cannot be used to promote the religious beliefs of the organisation).

Local authorities, NHS organisations and CCG's can be funded if…

  • They have a track record with the identified audience.
  • They are best placed to work with that audience.
  • There are very few community organisations doing the same work with a similar audience
  • The project is meeting a gap/providing additionality.

We are unable to accept applications from individuals, sole-traders, organisations not established in the UK or companies that can re-direct profits generated from this funding to directors, members, or shareholders.

How much funding can I apply for?

A maximum of £10k for a single award and £30k accumulative across the entire fund (phases 1 – 4) may be applied for.

Applications must not duplicate any funding already received from Sport England/ National Lottery.

Repeat applications are eligible, however organisations seeking second/third applications must demonstrate learning, value, and impact from the first round(s) on their application form.

Criteria and timescales for funding

All projects must be complete by 31st March 2023.

All projects are subject to Sport England approval. Sport England consider the following five core questions:

1. Will this investment impact upon at least one of the four priority audiences?

2. Has the requirement arisen as a direct result of this community group or audience being adversely affected because of COVID-19?

3. What issues does the funding help to resolve in improving access to take part in
sport and physical activity for the target audience?

4. Will this investment help a community group to recover and grow or continue to
survive because of hardship? If hardship, please set out in the application how this
investment will enable the community organisation to continue beyond the
immediacy of this short-term investment.

5. Is this project directly funding the provision of physical activity or if not, how will it
support the delivery of physical activity in the immediate future?

How can I apply and what is the process?

  1. Complete the application form here.
  2. The SASP Together Fund Panel will review your application within 2 weeks of submission.
  3. You will be contacted by a member of the SASP Together Fund Panel should any further information or amendments be required or to confirm if your application has been approved/ declined by the SASP Together Fund Panel within 3 weeks of submission.
  4. If successful at point 3, your application will be submitted for Sport England approval. A Sport England decision takes approximately 1 week. You will be informed of Sport England's decision asap.
  5. If successful at point 4, you will be sent a service level agreement (SLA) and bank details form for signature/ completion. Once returned the agreed funding will be transferred to your specified account within 1 week.
  6. You will have until 31st March 2023 to deliver your project.


Complete the application form here

If you have any further questions, please contact Abbie Barker, Together Fund Project Officer. If you have ideas about a project and need help partnering and linking with other organisations or you want to have a conversation with us, before applying, please get in touch.

Abbie Barker

Abbie Barker

Project Officer

01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    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
    Somerset CCG
    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
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK