Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to work with Made By Sport on grant scheme
Community sports clubs and organisations will have access to funding through a grant scheme to help recover from the pandemic.
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is working with the charity Made By Sport to make grants of up to £2,021 available.
It is expected that sport and community clubs will play a vital role in the recovery from the pandemic, with it estimated that sport returns £4 for every £1 spent in reductions in spending on crime, truancy and ill health.
Research conducted by Newton for Made By Sport showed that before the pandemic there were more than 40 per cent of community sports clubs either in deficit or breaking even; there are now more than 25 per cent of community clubs at risk of permanent closure.
The Made By Sport #ClubsInCrisis fund, supported by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, will allow groups who use sport as a vehicle for social good for young people to apply for a grant.
Michael O’Toole, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be working with Made by Sport to distribute much needed funds to community sports groups and clubs across the county.
“We want this funding to reach clubs and organisations that make a real difference in their local area.
“This fund will provide thousands of young people with opportunities to develop their skills and confidence after all the challenges and disruption they have experienced over the past year.
“Our aim is that this will have a lasting positive impact on young people in communities throughout Cambridgeshire.”
For more information and to apply for a grant, visit cambscf.org.uk/news-reader-290/delivering-better-futures-with-made-by-sport-clubs-in-crisis-fund-announced.html.