Helping the active stay active when life changes

Deadline 22nd May

Major changes in a person’s life – like a serious injury or illness, moving house, starting a new job, having a baby or retiring – can get in the way of that active habit.

That’s why Sport England are investing up to £10 million on supporting those who are regularly active, sport’s core market, to help them stay active.

This fund – Helping the Active Stay Active When Life Changes – has a particular focus on under-represented groups.

That’s because research shows those in lower socio-economic groups, women, people with a limiting disability and people aged 55 and over are less likely to have a regular active habit and if they are active, tend to drop out more.

Sport England are interested in working with a range of partners, both inside and outside the sport industry, who have the ability to engage with active people at different life changes and help under-represented groups stay active.

Examples of potential partners could include health professionals supporting people who have a serious injury or illness to find an activity that fits their current situation. Partners could also be colleges and universities supporting people who are starting a new phase of education, or housing associations supporting those moving house find new activities in their local area.

They will be encouraging collaborative bids, where organisations want to work together to help support people find the next opportunity.

Anticipated size of bids: £50,000 – £500,000

Anticipated length of project: up to four years

Expression of interest deadline: 5pm on 22 May 2017

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