Sport England Return to Play: Active Together Crowdfunding

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Sport England Return to Play: Active Together Crowdfunding

Summary: A £2.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to Covid-19, such as for a loss of income due to the pandemic.

About Sport England Return to Play: Active Together Crowdfunding

Since May 2020, we've been running a successful crowdfunding initiative called Active Together, helping sports clubs and other organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain themselves through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Initially with a £1 million budget, Active Together was designed to help with the immediate financial impact of coronavirus and in the longer-term, the return to play.

To date, we've supported campaigns with a financial pledge towards their target fundraising amount, but in addition to this, we've been providing:

  • free 1-2-1 coaching by experts
  • advice and guidance on campaign improvements
  • access to free online courses
  • free 30-minute webinars, monthly.

As part of our return to play offer, an additional £1.5m has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaign, with a potential financial pledge from us to help them towards their crowdfunding target.

Crowdfunding is a great alternative if you don't meet any of the priority groups on our Return to Play: Small Grants or Community Asset Fund funding options, or if you're seeking to raise funds because of a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Further information can also be found at; https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/active-together

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