Versus Arthritis - Together Fund

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Aims/priorities: The Together Fund is provided with funding from Sport England through National Lottery funding and is administered by Versus Arthritis.

The fund has a specific focus on people with musculo-skeletal conditions, including arthritis. The fund has been set up to support projects which:

  • Help reduce the long-term impact and aid recovery from Covid-19.
  • The widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.
  • This fund will support specific activities to increase availability of exercise opportunities in local communities.

Who can apply? Applicant organisations must be based in England, and be working with people with MSK conditions like arthritis. Applications will be accepted from the following organisations:

  • 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.

Un-constituted groups may apply if another accountable body, such as a VCS, could support the group and act as the applicant/manage the funds for them.

Applications are welcomed from community groups and local organisations who work with the groups being targeted, even if applicants have never delivered a sport physical activity or exercise project before; together with applications from disability-led organisations and/or culturally diverse community-led organisations.

The following groups should contact Versus Arthritis to discuss eligibility before applying:

  • Sole Traders.
  • Applicants with projects that involve football or gardening.
  • Religious groups. Versus Arthritis welcomes the contribution of all faith groups particularly given the role that many can play in connecting with the priority audiences. Any funded activity should not be used to promote the religious beliefs of the organisations.

Grant amount: Between £1,000 and £5,000 are available.

Application process: Guidance notes and the online application portal can be found on the Versus Arthritis website.

Deadline: Sunday 31 July 2022

Contact information: Contact Versus Arthritis for further information.

Website: Inspiring active communities (

up to £1000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Unconstituted Group
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Health and Wellbeing
Sport and Recreation
Unpublish Date: 
Monday, 1 August, 2022