We know that people in lower socio-economic groups are twice as likely to be inactive – that means they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week.
Just 17% of people in the highest socio-economic groups are inactive, compared to almost 40% in the lowest group.
That’s why we’ll be launching a £3 million fund on 6 September to tackle inactivity and economic disadvantage.
fund launches on 6 September
The launch of this funding was delayed because of the general election. We have also taken some time to make sure the prospectus, when published, benefits from our latest insight on people within lower socio-economic groups. We are grateful to partners and potential partners for their patience.
The funding – part of our dedicated fund to tackle inactivity – is about more than getting people active. At the heart of it is using sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities.
We know sport and physical activity can be extremely powerful in supporting positive social change for communities and individuals, and we want potential partners to tell us how they’ll do this.
That could mean using sport or activity to improve someone’s mental wellbeing, help drive down crime rates in an area, or reduce social isolation.