Versus Arthritis BAME tackling inequalities fund – physical activity

Article date
24 May 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The funding will be targeted to help support people with long-term health conditions, Black, Asian minority ethnic groups and lower socio-economic groups. As well as supporting specific activities to increase availability of exercise opportunities in local communities, this fund will also support organisations and groups facing financial hardship due to the Covid crisis, with a view of enabling delivery of sport and physical activity work in the future. Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are being offered as part of the fund.

Applications are particularly welcome from disability-led (where 51 per cent or more of the organisation’s board and senior management team are disabled) and BAME-led (where 51 per cent or more of the organisation’s board and senior management team are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background) groups.

Who can apply?

Your organisation can apply if you are:

  • A not-for-profit voluntary or community club or organisation
  • A registered charity
  • A not-for-profit company or community interest company or other
  • social enterprise
  • A statutory body
What can the grant be used for?

The grant can be used to fund any of the following. If you have other ideas which are not included on this list, see contact details on website (link below) to see if it is something they will consider:

  • Equipment/activity packs
  • Live streaming platform licences
  • Instructor/coach/deliverer costs
  • Training/delivery costs
  • Transport costs
  • Volunteer costs or expenses
  • Venue hire
Further information