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Be Active Wales

Sport Wales has reallocated budgets to create a fund to help support clubs and not-for-profit organisations to protect their sport offer during the pandemic, and to prepare for their reopening.

Sport Wales has reallocated budgets to create a fund to help support clubs and not-for-profit organisations to protect their sport offer during the pandemic, and to prepare for their reopening. Preparing a sports club or project for restarting means adapting the offer to retain and attract interest in the club during the pandemic and in the aftermath.

The new grant fund will be called the Be Active Wales Fund and will be critical in supporting grassroots sport to survive the lock-down and thrive beyond the pandemic.


The Be Active Wales Fund will have the following 2 aims:

Protect – Not all forms of activity are safe to restart yet. Until then, this Fund can help get you through the pandemic if your activity is at financial risk.

Prepare – Some forms of activity can return while others can plan their restart in the future. This Fund can help you to prepare to get back to enjoying your activity safely.

Thanks to the National Lottery and Welsh Government, we can help get communities across Wales active now and in the future.




Applications for the Be Active Wales Fund open on

Tuesday 7th July at 1200.



A comprehensive list of FAQs is available here. However, we can help a club make an application quicker by using the following FAQs.


FAQ’s
What can I apply for? 1. To Protect: Providing financial support for organisations that are in immediate financial risk or danger. Clubs can apply for up £5,000 (minimum £300) to help with revenue expenditure on:

  • Rent
  • Utility costs
  • Insurances
  • Facility or equipment hire (where there is a fixed cost)

2. To Prepare: Providing financial support to help prepare organisations to re-start their activity or grow participation.

The ‘prepare’ applications are required to align to guidelines provided by Welsh Government and Wales Golf.

How much can I apply for?  The Be Active Wales Fund will provide grants from a minimum of £300 (maximum to be confirmed). Clubs can apply for up £50,000 (minimum £300) to help specifically protect their activity.
Who can apply? The Be Active Wales Fund is available to organisations delivering community sport and physical activity. Its priority at present is to protect or prepare organisations following the Coronavirus lock-down. These organisations include:

  • Local not-for-profit sports clubs and projects.
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or physical activity, including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports organisations and have an important role to play in keeping people active, that may need support for other parts of their organisation to remain open.
  • Small charitable trusts that provide sport or physical activity.
  • Regional bodies that provide sport or physical activity
How can I apply?  Applications are made online using the links on the Sport Wales website: www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund
When can I apply? The Be Active Wales Fund is open from the 7th of July. You can apply at any time from this date.
How can I apply if I don’t have access to internet?  Applications are made online to ensure that all necessary information and documentation is included to process the grant applications. However, we are aware that some people will find it difficult to apply online. While Sport Wales staff are not permitted to submit an application on your behalf, you can contact your regional Wales Golf development officer and they will be able to support you.
Where can I get more information about the fund? www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund

www.chwaraeon.cymru/cronfacymruactif

Where is this money coming from?  The Be Active Wales Fund is supported by the National Lottery and Welsh Government. The National Lottery provides millions of pounds every year for Sport Wales to distribute to grassroots sport in Wales. Given the situation being faced by clubs across the country, we are concentrating our grant funding on protecting clubs, and preparing them to restart.
Can I still apply for the Emergency Relief Fund? Once the Be Active Wales Fund opens, no you cannot. But you can still apply for emergency support through the Be Active Wales Fund. The Emergency Relief Fund was put in place as a temporary measure, with financial help from Welsh Government. The Be Active Wales Fund is the only grant currently available through Sport Wales.
Can I still apply for a Community Chest or Development Grant?  No. The Be Active Wales Fund is the only grant currently available through Sport Wales.
Are there any other grants available to support sports clubs apart from the Be Active Wales Fund? Yes. Some Local Authorities are distributing funds. You will also find a comprehensive list of other grants, loans and support on Club Solutions.