Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF): Our story
Posted: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:45
Since April 2020, Northamptonshire Sport has supported the distribution of the Sport England 'Tackling Inequalities Fund' (TIF) as part of our support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
From Sport England insight, it quickly became clear that certain groups of people were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.
In response, TIF was created and Northamptonshire Sport Allocated £150,000 of National Lottery funding to reduce the negative impact on activity levels in these under-represented groups, with a specific focus on:
- Lower socio-economic groups
- Ethnically diverse communities
- Disabled people
- People with long-term health conditions
Since its launch, TIF has enabled community groups to continue to exist and engage with their communities, supporting people to be engaged and active.
Working as a network we have brought together the story of our collective work and the impact it had, painted a picture of what really mattered, in order for the voices of the people doing the work to be heard. In order to be effective, we knew we had to think differently about how we understand and share the learning and impact we're creating together.
To find out more about our collective story over the first 12 months of TIF, we've brought together a short video and presentation to share some of our key learnings and impact visits nationally. You can view this and a full list of partners we have funded, visit: www.northamptonshiresport.org/tacklinginequalitiesfunding