Made by Sport #ClubsInCrisis grants programme

Made By Sport (MBS) is a charity that raises awareness of the power of sport to change lives.  They aim to shape a stronger future for young people and believe sport is the best way to achieve this.

The Made by Sport #ClubsinCrisis grants programme aims to award grants to organisations focused on grassroots sport with a particular focus on clubs in crisis.

Funding of £82,386 has been made available from Made By Sport to South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) which will be divided into approximately 40 grants of £2,021 across South Yorkshire. Your application can help young people at a neighbourhood, district(s) or South Yorkshire level.


What is the funding for?

Sports clubs or organisations working with young people and using sport for development, which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected them, either operationally or financially, and which require funding to save, resume or adapt their activity.

Funding is unrestricted, meaning it can be used for your organisation’s core costs or for a particular project, and can include capital costs (like equipment) and/or revenue costs (like staff wages, rent or pitch hire, volunteer costs, etc.).

Sport for development is defined as the intentional use of sport to achieve other social outcomes and is a powerful tool to help young people deal with these issues.

This programme will fund sport for development projects which work towards one or more of those outcomes:

  • Developing Life Skills
  • Improving Mental Health
  • Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Developing Employability Skills
  • Building Stronger Communities


Who can apply?

The applicant must be:

  • A registered charity,
  • A community interest company,
  • A constituted community sports club, or
  • Another constituted community organisation or social enterprise (including companies limited by guarantee, cooperatives and community benefit societies which are strictly not-for-profit)

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a governing document (e.g. a constitution or memorandum of association) including a dissolution clause or asset lock,
  • Have a board or management committee of at least three unrelated people,
  • Have a bank account in the name of the group requiring at least two unrelated signatories, and
  • Have beneficiaries who live in South Yorkshire and be locally led and run.


Please read the full eligibility criteria and information pack before applying:

Made By Sport funding eligibility criteria

How do I apply?

We are accepting applications until the 9am on the 9th August 2021. If successful your grant will be awarded from September 2021

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your funding needs with us then please contact South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation grants team on 0114 242 0294 or by e-mail at

Additional support

Are you interested in applying for this fund but would like some FREE support and advice to do so? If so, you may be interested in joining Sported, a free membership organisation that supports grassroots organisations that provide sport and physical activity for young disadvantaged people.

Sported provide a wide range of services to support organisations like yours to help you continue the great work you do in your communities. This includes support and advice on subjects such as governance, budgeting, marketing, planning as well as fundraising and applying for funding.

If you would like to find out more, you can email Sported’s East of England Regional Manager, Rob Danson at: