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
is some useful advice: -
Clubs can only apply for
either the protect or the prepare grant (not
- 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)
- When can I apply? The Be Active
Wales Fund is open from the 7th of July. You can apply at any time from
- 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
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.