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CYP funding

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is pleased to provide a funding opportunity via The National Lottery and Sport England to help support the development of sport and physical activities for young people. We want every child and young person to experience the enjoyment and benefits that being regularly active can bring. Through opportunities where their needs, expectations and safety come first in both the design and delivery of activities.

It is important that all the work we invest in demonstrate the needs of young people and provide them with positive, enjoyable experiences that make it easy for them to become active and develop more regular activity habits.

Understanding what is important to young people and what their needs and wishes are the first step when developing activities for young people. They should be designed to meet those needs and provide a positive fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part.

There are several guiding principles that all funded delivery must align to. These principles are:

  • Focused on young people aged  5-18
  • Underpinned by appropriate safeguarding standards
  • Led by  young people including involving young people in decisions and design
  • Helping young people to develop the five elements of physical literacy*
  • Improving the mental wellbeing of young people through sport and physical activity
  • Providing activity aligned to achieving the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of delivering  moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity.

The five elements of physical literacy – enjoyment, confidence, competence, understanding and knowledge

Funding Criteria:

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is looking for organisations to provide regular opportunities for inactive young people aged 5-18 to become active.

The funding amount we have available is for organisations is £500 – £5,000. We may consider amounts above this in exceptional circumstances.

Through this investment we want to:

  • Tackle inequalities
  • Work to connect health and wellbeing within our work
  • Work within local clubs, communities, schools and neighbourhoods
  • Work to upskill the workforce to provide opportunities for young people

Organisations need to demonstrate that the activity will meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Focused on those who are underrepresented in sport
  • Low socio-economic communities (<20% IMD area)
  • Females
  • Young people with a disability
  • Young LGBT+ people
  • Young people from ethnically diverse communities

All applications must demonstrate that:

  • You have appropriate safeguarding procedures in place
  • The activity provides young people with the opportunity to become regularly active
  • You are committed to developing a sustainable opportunity
  • You have a good understanding of the young people you are targeting
  • You can create enjoyable and fun experiences tailored to young people
  • You have the right workforce in place who can provide positive experiences for young people

We recommend that if you have an idea to read our guidance document and get in touch with us prior to making your application. All applications will be allocated to a member of the Yorkshire Sport Foundation team so that we can offer support with the design and implementation of your idea.

Apply online here or download an Application Form

For more enquiries please contact debra.cummins@yorkshiresport.org / 07964 209313

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