Changes to Sportsmatch
Sport England is currently reviewing their Sportsmatch funding programme to explore what changes would maximise its impact on community sport.
Sportsmatch has a strong history of using Sport England investment to encourage sponsorship of community sport. In recent years we've extended the offer of matched funding to donations from private individuals and charitable trusts as well as commercial sponsorship.
They're absolutely committed to continuing to use Sportsmatch to encourage investments in sport by all of these groups. But they believe Sportsmatch could achieve even more if they make some changes, so the fund will not be re-opening at the start of the new financial year.
If you were considering applying to Sportsmatch in its old form, please do explore Sport England's other funding programmes on their website or speak to one of their grants experts on 08458 508 508.
A further announcement on the future shape of Sportsmatch will be made at the completion of the review, which is likely to be in the early summer.