BeActiveFund from Sport Wales



The #BeActiveWales Fund is now open!

Apply for @SportWales funding to protect your club and prepare to re-start activities safely. The Be Active Wales Fund has two main purposes:

1. To Protect: Providing financial support for organisations that are in immediate financial risk or danger. Clubs can apply for up £5,000 (minimum £300) to help with revenue expenditure on: Rent/ Utility costs / Insurances / Facility or equipment hire (where there is a fixed cost)

2. To Prepare*: Providing financial support to help prepare organisations to re-start their activity or grow participation.

*It is important to emphasise that ‘prepare’ applications are required to align to guidelines provided by Welsh Government and Cricket Wales around the ‘return to sport’. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AREA MANAGER before you apply


Here is some useful advice: -

  • Clubs can only apply for either the protect or the prepare grant (not both)
  • If cricket is due to return (which we hope it will shortly) then clubs could not apply for the protect fund. Therefore, the logical choice for most cricket clubs would be the Prepare grant.
  • Clubs who have received the Welsh government grants (e.g. £10K) can still also apply for the Prepare grant., although clubs will  need to clearly demonstrate where these external grants have been spent or committed.
  •  Clubs that applied for the previous Sport Wales Emergency Fund can apply for the Prepare grant.
  • How much can I apply for? The Be Active Wales Fund will provide grants from a minimum of £300 to a maximum of £50,000 (any bid above £5,000 requires a 15% contribution)
  •  How can I apply? Applications are made online using the links on the Sport Wales website:      
  •  When can I apply? The Be Active Wales Fund is open from the 7th of July. You can apply at any time from this date.
  •  Can I still apply for a Community Chest or Development Grant? No. The Be Active Wales Fund is the only grant currently available through Sport Wales.
  • Where can I get more information about the fund? click here



Research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating and reinforcing inequalities, particularly for those living in socio-economic deprivation. Therefore, the existing #BeActiveWales campaign will turn its focus to raising awareness of the Be Active Wales Fund and to target audiences from areas of deprivation in particular. Existing sporting activities, clubs and organisations in areas of deprivation across Wales, including the top 20% of socio-economically deprived Local Authorities in Wales according to the WIMD:

Blaenau Gwent; Newport; Neath Port Talbot; Torfaen; Merthyr; Denbighshire.


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