Sport England - Families Fund, due to open 19 May 2017

19 April 2017

The Families Fund is a new grant programme from Sport England. Up to £10 million has been allocated for the first round of the Families Fund, which will open on 19 May 2017. Future rounds will follow over the next three years.

The fund will focus on families with children aged 5 to 15, with a particular emphasis on low income families, families living in areas of high deprivation and families whose children are not active for at least 60 minutes each day.

The funder will "look to invest in and work with organisations, both sporting and non-sporting, who understand children and families and have a proven track record of working with them. Potential examples include housing associations, family-focused charities, parent support organisations and outdoor activity providers."

The anticipated size of funding for projects from the Families Fund will be from £50,000 up to £500,000 for the right project.


Application workshops are fully booked but the workshop on Friday 28 April 2017 will be filmed and made available to watch on the Sport England website the following week.

The funder is also writing guidance, including answers to frequently asked questions that will give eligible applicants everything they need to submit an application.

Expression of interest forms can be submitted from 19 May 2017 until the round one deadline 14 July 2017 (3pm).


Full information will be published by Sport England when the fund opens on 19 May 2017. For further details or information, please email

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