Living Sport are distributing the Tackling Inequalities Fund on behalf of Sport England. The fund has been made available to help narrow the gap between activity levels for key groups.

 In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough we are looking to fund groups and organisations working with people with disabilities, people with health conditions and people with mental health conditions.

 How much is available

Grants of between £50 and £10,000 are available. In the first round of funding the average award was just under £3,000.

 What we can fund


We can fund groups who are eligible for Lottery funding, Social Enterprises and Community Interested Companies. However we recognise the great work many small community groups undertake and can find solutions enable you to receive funding.


Funding can be used for anything that is directly related to offering physical activity opportunities through the pandemic, including meeting the additional costs of running activities.

 Some examples of what funds can be used for:

  • Instructors and coaches to run specific activity sessions
  • Equipment that will help people remain active including PPE and cleaning equipment
  • Advice and training support to increase capacity to deliver physical activity
  • Virtual sessions
  • Support with the increased costs due to Covid-19 restrictions, so that sessions can remain viable

 What we can’t fund:

  • Any organisation that has received other Sport England or Lottery funding, unless this has ended, or is for a different project
  • Activities promoting religious or political beliefs
  • Individuals, private businesses, sole traders, or profit-making organisations
  • Building work or salaries

 How to apply

We know how busy many groups are, and with limited capacity to complete applications. We have worked hard to create a simple process.

 If you are have an idea or proposal, please contact Rebecca Evans, Partnerships Manager [email protected]  07739 655062.

 You don’t have to have a finished proposal, we can help you develop your project. We will arrange a telephone consultation with one of our team to discuss the project. This will help us submit an application to Sport England on your behalf.

 We will let you know when your application is submitted, and aim to get back to groups in 2 weeks with a decision.