The Together Fund forms part of Sport England's £210 million support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
Based on early insight from a recent survey, it quickly become clear that certain groups of people were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active. In response, the Together Fund has been created to try and help reduce the negative impact on activity levels in these under-represented groups, with a specific focus on:
- Lower socio-economic groups
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
- Disabled people
- People with long-term health conditions.
This £20m fund of National Lottery money enables community groups working with these audiences to continue to exist and engage with their communities, with a view to keeping them active during both the lockdown and early recovery stages.
WASP have supported organisations in Wiltshire and Swindon apply for funding and successful projects are shown on the map below
At a time when we all had to stay apart, the Together Fund created real connections, with real people, and supported them to be active when it was needed the most.
Read about the impact of the Together Fund, and our other projects on our 'Our Impact' page.
The video below highlights the impact funding has made to organisations within our county so far.