SASP Inequalities Fund

Inequalities Fund - Funding for Communities Affected by COVID-19

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form here

SASP have received funding from Sport England to help keep people most affected during this pandemic physically active, or ready to get or resume activity. The Inequalities Funding aims to support targeted groups across Somerset with a simple and quick expression of interest.

Data from the Sport England commissioned physical activity attitudes and behaviours survey during COVID-19 is highlighting widening gaps in the activity levels across existing priority audiences. These groups are:

  • People from Lower Socio Economic Groups
  • Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Disabled People
  • People with Long Term Health Conditions

COVID-19 is likely to have a significant impact on their ability to be physically active which has the potential to further widen the health inequality gap that already exist with these groups. These groups have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic which can create a culture of fear, where people are choosing to stay indoors to keep safe. Additionally, there may also be a greater impact upon their financial status which is the single greatest determinant of activity levels.

Criteria for Funding

  • Be focused on one or more of the following target audience; Lower Socio-Economic Group, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People or People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC).
  • Show how the funding will either help the club/community body to survive through the next 6 months and/or support their participants to remain active in the early recovery stages over the next 6 months.
  • Demonstrate a clear financial need for the funding sought.
  • Demonstrate the existing relationship the club/group have with the target audience and the extent of its reach into the target community.
  • Not be a duplicate application for funding already received from the Sport England Community Emergency Fund.
  • Be eligible to receive Sport England Lottery Funding.

We anticipate projects to be valued between £200 - £2,000. Larger projects will be considered where the impact justifies it. Expressions of Interest will be reviewed within a 2 week period and you may be contacted to share more detailed information.

Eligibility for Funding

  • Sport England funding requires recipient bodies of small grants to have a recognised constitution in place.
  • We won't be able to fund:

a. Activities promoting religious or political beliefs.

b. Individuals.

c. Any private businesses or profit-making organisations unless they are a Social Enterprise or Community Interest Company.

For further information or to discuss, please email enquiries@sasp.co.uk

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form here

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
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK