Projects receiving this funding include Brighton Table Tennis Club, who'll develop a training scheme that supports community clubs to have a more diverse membership and workforce. While Vandyke Upper School, in Bedfordshire, will work with their local Active Partnership to engage 40 mums as volunteers at the school gates.
And for our head of equality and diversity, Cathy Hughes, it's vital for the sport and physical activity workforce to be representative of those taking part, or wanting to take part.
“We know that a workforce which represents women and people from a black, Asian or other ethnic minority background will be most effective at engaging them,” she said.
“When the workforce is diverse, it can lead to better decision making and greater ability to reach out to people who are currently choosing not to engage with the traditional sport sector.
“We will continue its support for recruiting more people from a diversity of background and experience by working with partners and individuals who will benefit from this fund.”