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Clubs in Crisis Fund

Grant size Up to £2,021
All of Scotland
Key dates  
Fund opens: 12/04/21
Provisional deadline: 07/06/21
Decisions by: July 2021

About this fund

The Clubs in Crisis Fund from Made by Sport supports sports clubs and organisations delivering sport for development who have been negatively affected by the covid-19 pandemic. This is a national fund being delivered locally by community foundations across the UK. Foundation Scotland is distributing all funding across Scotland.

Purpose of this fund

Sport is a vital tool to help young people develop and is a great way to help them face social issues such as mental health, crime, and employability. Now that sports are returning, there has never been a better time to support the grassroots sports clubs and organisations helping young people to thrive. 

The fund aims to support sports clubs and 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 supporting sports 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

Additional criteria

The fund can only support applications that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Sports clubs and organisations that primarily work with young people aged 5-25.
  • Smaller sports clubs and organisations with a turnover of under £75,000 a year (according to your latest accounts or financial forecast for the coming year).
  • Sports clubs and groups who the covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted to restart their work.

Funding from this programme can be used as unrestricted funding. However, the programme would especially like to see grants used as leverage for match funding or used to secure the club or organisation's long-term sustainability. We will ask about this in your final reporting if you are successful.

Who can apply?

Applicants must meet Foundation Scotland’s common eligibility criteria. In addition, applicants must meet the priorities outlined in the purpose of this fund above. 

What can’t be funded?

Please read Foundation Scotland’s guidance on what we cannot fund.  

The fund cannot support sports clubs and organisations whose only focus is widening participation and creating opportunities to take part. Projects must actively seek to achieve one or more of the additional social outcomes outlined above. 

How are decisions made?

Visit our How funding decisions are made page for information.

Note to applicants: Made By Sport is offering the opportunity thanks to support from the Cash4Clubs scheme. The Cash4Clubs scheme is funded by Flutter Entertainment Ltd. The donation being made by Flutter is the amount it benefitted from as a result of business rates relief, which was put in place from March 2020 to March 2021 for its shops in England. All applicants should consider this before applying for funding.

How to apply

To make an application, please follow the link below. Please note we expect a high volume of applications and may need to close the programme before 7th June. Early application is therefore recommended.

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