Sport England Together Fund for Merseyside

Research and data analysis undertaken by Sport England has highlighted that Covid-19 is having a negative impact on our communities, and widening the existing inequalities in sport and physical across four priority groups:

  • People from lower socio-economic groups
  • People from ethnically diverse communities
  • People with a disability
  • People with long-term health conditions

MSP are working with Sport England on the Together fund (previously called Tackling Inequalities Fund, or TIF),  which will support people in the four priority groups across Merseyside to be more active with the additional challenges faced due to Covid-19.

This funding will support organisations in the community for ‘here and now’, so that they have a future to plan for, and could support one or both of the following objectives:

  1. Providing financial support to organisations that are experiencing financial hardship
  2. Providing opportunities for priority audiences to be active at this time by adapting offers or providing new offers

Funding update: October 2021

Our latest funding round closed on Friday 24th September, however please contact us via the details below if you would like to discuss an idea for a project or would like to be notified when future funding becomes available.

MSP will review applications from partners working in all areas of Merseyside, including Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and on the Wirral.

Projects can help people of any age, and could for example include ideas that support:

  • people who are isolating
  • the use of digital technology
  • older adults
  • tackling loneliness
  • family play
  • stay at home activity
  • managing your club’s ‘return to play’ procedures

To date, MSP have funded just under 100 organisations across Merseyside through this programme.

You can see some examples from our partners in receipt of this funding here.

Get in touch

Although we’re not currently accepting applications we’d be happy to discuss any potential ideas that you may have for future projects. Just drop an email to . You can also let us if you’d like to be notified should this funding become available again via this email address.

If you are in need of greater financial support, you may be interested in applying for Sport England’s Return to Play or Small Grants fund.








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