Made By Sport Fund

Aims/priorities: The Made By Sport Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community sports groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester who are working with children and young people. The Fund aims to support organisations which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their ability to deliver their usual activities. 

Specifically, we will fund clubs and organisations which can demonstrate that they are using sport to work towards one or 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 so can be spent on core costs as well as on programme or capital costs. Funds can also be used towards match funding or for leverage for a larger programme.

Who can apply? Clubs or organisations which intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes (sport for development) and who primarily work with children and young people aged 5 -25. The organisations they are looking for operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need and may offer cross-sector activities. 

Applicant organisations must be a charity, CIO, constituted community group or other recognised not-for-profit organisation, be based in one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester and have an annual income of less than £75,000.

Applicants will be prioritised by income as follows:

  • Priority 1: Income up to £25,000
  • Priority 2: Income up to £50,000
  • Priority 3: Income up to £75,000

Grant amount: Up to £2,021.

Application process: Applications can be made voa the Forever Manchester website.

Deadline: Friday 12 November 2021, however please note that applications will be processed as they are received and the fund may close at short notice if all funds are distributed before this date. Please note they expect high demand for the funding and only have a certain amount of funding to award.

Contact information: Email or phone 0161 214 0940.

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Sport and Recreation
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 12 November, 2021