Our Community Asset Fund (CAF) was paused to new applications in March 2020 as we targeted our resources to our emergency coronavirus (Covid-19) response and now to help the sector to recover and reinvent.
CAF remains paused to new applications and is unlikely to re-open in its current format. We know this will be frustrating for some and we apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
We will continue to work with and support the 800 live CAF projects, to deliver their facility improvement, where possible.
Why have we done this?
We launched our new strategy ‘Uniting the Movement’ in early 2021 and our ambitious plan aims to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.
During the first 'transition' year of the strategy we're managing work that’s already started, pausing, and closing other work strands.
We continue to balance being responsive to the sector's needs and challenges of coronavirus, while forging ahead and laying the foundations so we can realise the ambitions we've set out in Uniting the Movement.
As part of this, we're developing a new investment strategy which we plan to announce in 2022.
This will support our placed-based work and the local network of organisations, clubs and community groups that provide the foundations of sport and physical activity in an area.
We remain in an extraordinary time as the sector starts to recover and reinvent from the impact caused by the pandemic.
While our resources remain stretched and CAF remains paused to new applications and is unlikely to re-open in its current format, we're continuing to provide funding opportunities through our Return to Play programme.