Sport England Together Fund

Developed by Sport England the Together Fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and help community groups working with certain target audiences to grow and help more people.

In the first three phases of the Tackling Inequalities Fund, Active Cumbria successfully applied for £160,000 to deliver this project during the period from 1 May 2020 up to 31 March 2022. As from 1 April 2022 the name changed to become the Together Fund and we successfully applied for a further £120,000 to deliver through to March 2023.

This allowed us to continue our work with partners and organisations working with those groups identified as being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and which is significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.  These groups are: -

  • Lower socio-economic groups
  • People who are ethnically and culturally diverse
  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term health conditions.

Our Development Officers supported many community groups and charities that link with and connect to the target audiences mentioned above and you can read some of the stories from those groups in the links below.  In many cases our Development Officers co-designed innovative projects that have helped to reduce the negative impact on activity levels in these groups.  There are also additional links to more detailed information about a smaller number of projects.