Tackling Inequalities

Funded Projects for Communities Affected by COVID-19

The Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) was set up in April 2020 as part of Sport England’s support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

TIF was then re-launched as the Together Fund in 2022 which is the 4th phase of investment in this programme of work. 

From the insight, Sport England were gathering, it quickly became clear that certain groups of people were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.

The Together Fund programme aims to help reduce the negative impact on activity levels in these under-represented groups, with a specific focus on:

  • Culturally diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term health conditions
  • People on low incomes

Since its launch, this funding stream has enabled community groups to continue to exist and engage with their communities, supporting people to access activity and move more.