Clubs in Crisis Fund

Aims/priorities: The Clubs in Crisis (#ClubsInCrisis) Fund aims to support eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK that have been impacted negatively by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, either operationally or financially. The Fund is only available to sports clubs and organisations that are working in the sport for development sector, ie those that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes, usually through third sector and voluntary, community and social enterprise bodies.

To be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues.

The fund is being administered locally around the country by the UK Community Foundations network. Organisations will need to apply via the relevant Community Foundation in their area (a postcode finder is available on the Made by Sport website).

Clubs and organisations must be using sport to work towards one of more of the following outcomes:

  • Developing life skills.
  • Improving mental health.
  • Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Developing employability skills.
  • Building stronger communities.

The funding is unrestricted and can be used for core, programme or capital costs. The grants are for clubs and organisations working in the sport for development sector. Sport for development is defined as the intentional use of sport to achieve other social outcomes and is a powerful tool to help young people deal with these issues.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from clubs or organisations that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes. Eligible organisations must be constituted and working in the UK and can include:

  • Registered charities.
  • Social enterprises and community interest companies (CICs).
  • Other not-for-profit organisations.

The funders are looking for organisations that operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need and may offer cross-sector activities. Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £75,000. 

Grant amount: One-off grants of up to £2,021 are available.

Application process: Applications are made via the group's local community foundation (a postcode finder link is available on the Made by Sport website to help organisations find their relevant community foundation). Each community foundation will have their own application process. Applicants should check the specific details on their relevant community foundation website.

Deadline: Not specified

Contact information: Tel: 07810 545291, Email:

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Sport and Recreation