The focus of this programme of work is to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

  • To minimise the impact of COVID-19 on activity levels in under-represented groups, ensuring that the physical activity participation inequality gap doesn’t widen during this period in targeted communities.
  • To provide funding for community groups working with Sport England target audiences to remain connected with their participants and keeping them active in the COVID-19 lockdown and early recovery stages.
  • To strengthen relationships between system partners and community bodies working with under-represented groups.

The Tackling Inequalities fund will enable community groups working with target audiences – Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC) – to continue to engage with their communities with a view to keeping them active during both the lockdown and early recovery stages.