The Sport England Together Fund (previously the Tackling Inequalities Fund) exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and help community groups working with our target audiences to grow and help more people be active.

There are four key audiences and the money from the Together Fund will be spent in the same way - these priority audiences are:      

    • Lower socio-economic groups
    • Culturally diverse communities
    • Disabled people
    • People with long-term health conditions.

Since its launch, the Together Fund has enabled community groups to continue to exist and engage with their communities, supporting people to be engaged and active.

Read more on the Together Fund here

Phase 4

For this next phase GreaterSport will be prioritising funding across GM towards projects focussed on the following audiences due to the rise in inactivity rates through the pandemic:

  • Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions aged 55-74 years (51.8%), more likely to be inactive than 75+ without (40%).
  • People of South Asian or Chinese origin experienced an increase in inactivity of 10.7% (to 45.6%) compared to the average increase of 2.4% for all adults across the region. Sample sizes for other ethnicities are not as reliable which we must take into consideration with identifying priority audiences.
  • The socio-economic gap (difference between NS SEC 1-2 &6-8) has increased by 5.5% and remained. This is a result of a minor increase in inactivity amongst higher social groups (+0.5%), NS-SEC 1-2, and a large increase amongst lower social groups (+6.0% to 43.4%), NS-SEC 6-8 is therefore a priority.

Phase 4 Application Process

To apply for phase 4 funding please submit an application that answers all the questions detailed in the form, including project purpose, target priority audience, and how the funding will be used.

You will find the application form on the righthand sidebar which includes full details and further information.

Applications can be submitted in the following formats:

  • word document
  • email
  • video
  • voice recording

Additional supporting documents, including an example budget and FAQs, can also be found on the sidebar which may help you with your application.

DEADLINE: whilst there is no official deadline for submitting applications, all approved projects must be delivered by March 2023 so please take this into consideration when applying.

Read more FAQs here.

Phase 3 Summary

Previous phases of the Together Fund have enabled us to build an new relationship with local organisations within GM and strengthen existing relations between us and our communities . Phase 3 saw nearly £170,000 worth of funds reach 80% of Greater Manchester boroughs, engaging with new and diverse audiences. To read more about the different projects that were funded please download our Phase 3 Report located on the right hand side of this page.  

Click here to see what projects were funded for each borough in phase 3!

For information on GreaterSport's policy regarding data protection and use of personal data please click here

Further details please contact

Support Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Together Fund Phase 3 Report

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