£2,000 - £10,000
25 Sep 2020
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Stronger Communities Fund

Stronger Communities was launched in July 2019 as part of the Mayor's community sport investment programme, Sport Unites.

This final round of Stronger Communities funding will support projects that use sport and physical activity to address increased levels of loneliness and social isolation that have spiked during COVID-19 due to prolonged lockdown and social distancing measures.

Grants are available between £2,000 and £10,000 and your project delivery should take place between November 2020 and February 2021.

Applications are open until 25 September 2020.

Applications will be accepted from both organisations and individuals or informal groups. If you are applying as an individual or informal group, you will need a referee to support your application and accept the funds on your behalf.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that work with Londoners who have been disproportionately more at risk of loneliness and social isolation during COVID-19 such as (but not exclusively): deaf and disabled people or those with long-term health conditions, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, LGBTQ+ Londoners, parents with young children, people of lower incomes, and those with limited access to digital technology and the internet;
  • those that already have strong connections in their communities and can reach and connect with people at high risk of loneliness and social isolation;
  • smaller organisations and individuals who typically find it hard to access funding.

Cannot fund projects which aim only to increase participation in sport.

All successful projects will need to be delivered between November 2020 and February 2021. All project activity must be completed by 14 February 2021.

There will be a series of online Q&A sessions on 3rd, 7th and 9th September for applicants to help them with their application. You can sign up to any of these sessions on the website.

You are also welcome to contact a member of the Groundwork team administering the fund on 0207 239 1390 or via email.