The Canal and River Trust have received a grant from Sport England to assist in recovery, alleviating long-term impacts, facilitating emergence from COVID-19 and tackling the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity for the communities we work with alongside our waterways.
The Together Fund is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund that was set up in April 2020 as part of a support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The Together Fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and help community groups working with target audiences to grow and help more people.
This is a great chance to support communities to attain funding for projects involving physical activity initiatives along the waterway.
Communities based in Manchester, Oldham, and Rochdale are eligible to apply. Your project should include delivery on your local waterway, be located in Manchester, Oldham or Rochdale and aim to reach Sport England target audiences.
The minimum grant request is £500, and the maximum is £5,000. Your project should be deliverable within a 6-month timescale (from the date you receive funding) and completed no later than 31 March 2022.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Community organisations with a constitution/set of rules and a bank account
- Social Enterprises
- Community Interest Companies
- Sole traders in special circumstances
Examples of what the funding can be used for:
- Funding for community groups to find new ways of keeping active
- Instructor costs or staff accredited training
- Increasing resilience, capacity and capability of delivery bodies
- Professional fees: interpreter, sports instructor
- Equipment; bikes/canoes/SUPs/
- Supporting cost of living