Tackling Inequalities Funding

A further round of funding available from the RYA, via Sport England and the National Lottery

The RYA has been awarded a further £150,000 of Sport England funding that is to be allocated to clubs, centres and other partners to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity. 

Through this funding not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 that will be used for projects which engage with:

  • Lower socio-economic groups
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Disabled People
  • People with long term health conditions

Within these audiences, there will be groups who have found it hardest to return to activity and we are particularly interested in projects that can address this, for example people who require greater levels of physical support to be active and those who have been shielding for a significant time during the pandemic. Additional weight will be given to projects in areas that have significant priority audience indicators and / or have been subject to long term or considerable levels of Covid-19 restrictions.

This funding is only for non-profit organisations in England, either:

  • a club or centre part of the OnBoard or Sailability programmes
  • not for profit training centres and affiliated organisations that are already working directly with one of the priority audiences
  • a trusted community organisation working directly with a priority audience, intending to use boating as part of a return to activity 

The RYA welcomes applications where a project:

  • impacts on at least one of the four priority audiences because of an existing relationship,
  • can demonstrate that a here and now requirement to support the audience exists as a direct result of the adverse affects of Covid-19,
  • has a clear line of site to physical activity taking place now or in the immediate future

Read the application criteria and frequently asked questions before applying

Applications are currently closed