Sports and youth club funding

Lisa Paton

The Clubs in Crisis Fund supports sports clubs and organisations delivering sport for development that have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The fund aims to support sports clubs and youth organisations that deliver sport for development to recover from the pandemic's impact, and continue their work to achieve social outcomes through sport. Specifically, the fund is looking to support clubs and organisations that intentionally deliver wider social outcomes through sport. These outcomes must fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Developing Life Skills
  • Improving Mental Health
  • Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Developing Employability Skills
  • Building Stronger Communities

Small grants of up to £2,021 are available. Funding is unrestricted but should clearly meet the criteria of delivering sport for development for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Some examples of things the fund could support are:

  • costs for equipment, staff, or kit to re-start sport for development projects safely
  • to create new sport for development projects within an organisation tackling emerging local issues
  • costs for coaching or training to support young people to develop qualifications in sport and give them broader development opportunities
  • costs for core delivery of services which focus on sport for development
  • costs related to enhancing or improving existing work.

All funding must be spent by successful applicants by March 2022. 

Applications for this current round of funding close on 25 October. For full details, and to apply, visit the Foundation Scotland website.