This Sport Relief, we are launching the Safe, Secure, Settled fund. This initiative will invest in projects that are using sport to improve the lives of young people without a safe or secure place to live, helping them to gain the skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives. We will consider work that supports children and young people aged up to and including 25. We will also consider family-based interventions where the majority of beneficiaries are under 25.
Sport and physical activity can be a powerful tool for social change, used to address a range of issues facing communities. It can support the development of essential life skills, deliver powerful messages, develop confidence and improve self-esteem. It can also improve mental and physical health. Over the past 10 years Comic Relief has funded hundreds of projects that use sport in this way and we have seen the potential that it has to change lives when used alongside other interventions.
Applications are welcome for a minimum of £100,000 and a maximum of £500,000, over a period of between two and four years. We will support projects being delivered in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil or Kenya. Applications for work in India, South Africa, Brazil or Kenya can be made by a locally registered organisation directly delivering the project or in partnership with a UK-based organisation.
Your grant request should be appropriate to the size of your organisation.