No Min - £50,000
12 Nov 2021
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Mayor of London: Sport Unites Fund

Sport Unites is the Mayor of London’s community sport programme, which was launched in 2018. At the heart of the Mayor’s approach to sport in London is his belief in the power of sport to bring people together and improve their lives.

This programme has five priority areas:

  • Helping the most inactive people be more active
  • Improving people’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Decreasing isolation/loneliness
  • Strengthening connections in your local area and across communities
  • Reducing serious youth violence

The Sport Unites Fund is for projects that use sport and physical activity to address one or more of these priorities. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for community sport projects taking place between summer 2021 and June 2022 across two grant streams: New Ideas and Tried & Tested.

New Ideas

We’ll award grants of up to £10,000 for community sport projects that haven’t yet been funded (by any funder). We’re looking for projects where you have a brilliant and exciting idea to tackle one or more of our priorities and would benefit from our investment and support.

New Ideas grants are available to individuals or informal (not constituted) groups, as well as constituted organisations. To apply, complete a short online Expression of Interest (EOI). If your EOI is successful, you’ll be invited to have a follow-up conversation with a member of our team to talk about your project idea in more detail.

Tried & Tested

We’ll award grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for community sport projects where you can show previous success. We’re looking for projects that you know will work because they’re tried and tested, and you’d like Sport Unites investment to support this same project or scale it up. We’re also open to receiving applications if you’ve tried and tested other projects and can show previous success of these and want to use this experience to try out a new project with Sport Unites investment and support.

Tried & Tested grants are available to constituted organisations only. To apply, you need to complete an online application.