02/05/2024- Latest News


Sport England simplifies their funding application process, to help those with the greatest need secure investment to support people to live active, healthy, lives. 

Sport England has launched their new Movement Fund, which replaces their existing Small Grants Programme and Active Together Fund.

The fund, which is worth £160 million over the next four years, aims to make it easier for people and organisations access financial support. It will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to provide physical activity opportunities that can help tackle long-lasting inequalities.

There is still a significant activity gap between people based on where they live, how affluent they are, their sex, ethnic background, or whether they have a disability or a long-term health condition. The Movement Fund aims to help close these gaps and will especially welcome applications that focus on doing so.

The fund is aimed towards community groups, local clubs and grassroots organisations that are at the heart of delivering physical activity opportunities that boost people’s health and wellbeing.

With investments between £300 – £15,000 on offer, if your project aligns with Sport England’s priorities they can fund a broad range of costs and items.


General eligibility for the Movement Fund include:

  • An organisation working with people living in England.
  • An organisation being not-for-profit.
  • An organisation not being based on investment in equipment or facilities for football-only projects (these organisations should instead apply to the Football Foundation).


Ambitions of those applying for the Movement Fund: 

  • Encouraging positive experiences of sport and physical activity.
  • Involving the community in planning and delivery.
  • Prioritising environmental sustainability.
  • A good use of public money.


For the latest guidance click here: The Movement Fund Guidance 2024

For the fund’s objectives and priorities click here: The Movement Fund Objectives and Priorities



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