Sports Fund to Deliver Better Futures for Young People

Kent Community Foundation is pleased to have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer sports clubs and organisations in Kent and Medway the opportunity to apply for a grant to support young people as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on young people across the UK, and thanks to Made By Sport, Community Foundations across the UK will be able to offer sports clubs and organisations access to vital funding from the Clubs in Crisis fund.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Kent Community Foundation is delighted to be administering the new Clubs in Crisis fund on behalf of Made By Sport. The fund will open for applications on Monday 12 for unrestricted grants of £2021. We would love to hear from clubs and community organisations using sport to improve young people’s lives through one or more of the following means: developing life skills, building strong communities, improving mental health, developing employability skills or reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.”


Made By Sport is a charity which raises awareness of the power of sport and funding for organisations that use sport to support young people across the UK. The ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund is part of a wider campaign that believes sport is the best vehicle for creating societal change for young people across a myriad of challenges they face in the modern world.



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About Made By Sport

Made By Sport has partnered with Community Foundations to distribute £4.4m funding to organisations and sports clubs across the UK who deliver sports development programmes for young people up to the age of 25.

From 12 April, the Made By Sport Clubs In Crisis fund, supported by the Cash4Clubs scheme, will open to funding applications from community sports clubs and organisations across the UK.

Unrestricted grants of up to £2021 will be made available for those groups who do so much to use sport as a vehicle for social good for young people in the local area and allow them to develop a range of life skills and knowledge that bring a benefit to not only the individual but also to their local community.

About Kent Community Foundation

Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for 20 years. In this time, it has distributed over £40 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-six Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.

Responsible for more than 80 philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds.