The Together Fund is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund that was set up in April 2020 as part of Sport England’s support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus crisis.
It will see another £20 million of National Lottery be committed to help the groups that, from our insight, we can see were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.
TIF’s £20m was invested in four key audiences and the money from the Together Fund will be spent in the same way – these priority audiences are:
- Lower socio-economic groups
- Culturally diverse communities
- Disabled people
- People with long-term health conditions.
Since its launch, TIF has enabled community groups to continue to exist and engage with their communities, supporting people to be engaged and active.
TIF funding will last up until December 2022, with the new Together Fund investment running to March 2023 and intended to help further growth and recovery of community organisations working with our target audiences.