Tackling Inequalities Fund

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Sported works with Sport England to identify, support and offer grant funding to members who meet specific eligibility criteria.


This enables us to reach those most in need – ensuring their survival and allowing them to continue to provide activities for their participants.

Project impact

The first round of the Tackling Inequalities Fund was distributed between August and October 2020, assisting members in England who serve those communities who were disproportionately affected by Covid-19.

The amount of grant money given to Sported members totalled

£ 400000

The average grant size was

The average grant size per group distributed was


£ 1000
grants were distributed
of grants went to members serving culturally diverse communities
of grants were to members serving those with disabilities

Case Study: Kernow Games

The Kernow Specials Sports Association, based in Cornwall, provide sporting opportunities and recreational activities for people with a learning disability. They received a Tackling Inequalities Fund grant that they used to create the Kernow Games, a three-day sports event. 

The Games included a swimming gala, Boccia and football tournaments, and were joined by other local teams from Troon, Foxhole, Penzance and Guernsey, as well as Olympic and Paralympic representatives from the area. This event acted a catalyst to continue to grow and recover from the effects of the COVID pandemic.

“Today was the last day of what has proved to be an exceptional three days of what can only be described as pure magic with a brilliant football tournament

We have a new family of the most special folk ever and there aren’t enough super words to truly explain how great we feel.

“Joining Kernow Specials has changed my life ”  

– Charlie & Charlie’s mum

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