New grants programme for Clubs in Crisis

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 promoting sport as one of the best ways of creating societal change for young people across many of the challenges they face today – and even more so as a result of the pandemic.

Sussex Community Foundation will administer the fund locally on behalf of Made By Sport, awarding unrestricted grants of £2,021 to clubs and community organisations who match the criteria.

The total size of the Fund for Sussex is around £90,000. Applications are sought from clubs and community organisations intentionally using sport to improve young people’s lives through one or more of the following outcomes (rather than simply developing and widening opportunities for participation):

  • Developing life skills
  • Building strong communities
  • Improving mental health
  • Developing employability skills
  • Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour

The WSCC Community Initiatives Principal Lead is Sue Furlong who can be contacted on 07595 964236 or by e-mail: