Community groups and organisations across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire are being invited to use the power of sport to bring people together, by applying for a Community Games grant from Yorkshire Sport Foundation.
The National Lottery funded charity is making £20,000 available for events that will support opportunities for people to come together and be physically active as the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. All successful applicants will receive £300 towards a one-off event that is already planned, or to create a new one-off event. The funding is to support the inclusion of sport and physical activity, with all events required to take place outside.
Becca Gallagher, Focus Communities Manager for Yorkshire Sport Foundation said: “Over the last month, we’ve seen the powerful role sport can play in bringing people together. In a summer which comes after more than a year where we’ve spent more time apart than together, we want to support communities to re-connect with each other.
“The pandemic has widened inequalities in many communities, and that includes in activity levels. We know the role being active plays in better physical and mental health, and we want to help provide the opportunity for more people to be active this summer.”
All events must take place on or before Thursday 30 September. Applications can be made at yorkshiresport.org/CommunityGames and must be received by 5pm on Monday 26 July.