Grant bolsters Alliance's work with at-risk groups

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice this week announced it has secured new funding from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) which will be distributed to frontline organisations involved in its Levelling the Playing Field project.

The grant of £90,048 will help Local Delivery Partners involved in Levelling the Playing Field (LtPF) fight the negative impact that coronavirus has had on their work with young people.

The TIF also aims to mitigate the widening of inequalities that exist in sport and physical activity and reduce the effect Covid-19 has had on physical activity levels in lower socio-economic groups and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

The Alliance of Sport will be distributing the funding immediately to several of the frontline sport organisations that have signed up to deliver LtPF across London, the West Midlands and South Yorkshire.

James Mapstone, Chief Executive of the Alliance of Sport, told “This grant cements our status as a trusted national partner of Sport England. It shows that they recognise our central role in sport and criminal justice and our extensive network of partners.

“We are proud to be given this chance to further support those working on the front line. This financial boost will help strengthen the positive impact on BAME young people as our LtPF Local Delivery Partners emerge from what has been a very difficult time trying to support those who are at-risk.”

Read more on the Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice website [].