Families Fund is a major new investment programme from Sports England which will support families with children to get active and play sport together.

Organisations with a track record in changing behaviour with families in lower socio-economic groups are invited to submit an expression of interest for our latest funding programme.

There are currently 7 million children aged 5 to 15 in England – and nearly 4 in 5 are not doing the recommended daily amount of exercise.The Chief Medical Officer in England recommends that children do at least 60 minutes of activity every day. But this isn’t the case for the majority of young people.

There are three main outcomes that Sports England want to achieve with this investment, including:

  • Increasing activity levels of families in lower socio-economic groups whose children are not doing the recommended 60 minutes a day of sport or physical activity
  • Support families to be active together throughout the week outside of school time
  • Deliver positive experiences so that children can build confidence in their ability to be active.

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