Sport England Families Fund – First round opened 6th July 2017


We’re investing up to £40 million into projects which offer new opportunities for families with children to get active and play sport together.

Up to £10 million has been allocated for the first round of our Families Fund, which opened 6 July 2017.

Future rounds will follow over the next three years and more information on submission dates will be available in due course.


We’re focusing on families with children aged 5-15, with a particular emphasis on low income families and families living in areas of high deprivation.

We’re also looking to target families where their children are not active for at least 60 minutes each day.

Download our Families Fund Prospectus

We will look to invest in and work with organisations, both sporting and non-sporting, who understand children and families and have a proven track record of working with them. Potential examples include housing associations, family-focused charities, parent support organisations and outdoor activity providers.

The anticipated size of funding for projects from our Families Fund will be from £50,000 up to £500,000 for the right project.


Our Families Fund – Supporting Families to be Active Together Prospectus will provide you with all the information you need to know about the fund and the aims of our investment. Please take the time to read this before submitting your expression of interest.

We have also produced a set of frequently asked questions that will help you with your submission.

The expression of interest form is the first step in the process for determining which organisations will be invited to submit a full application for further consideration.

Your answers will be assessed against the criteria contained in our Families Fund Prospectus.

For more information and to go to the website please click here.


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