The Clubs in Crisis Fund

Supporting young people through sport as they recover from the impact of the pandemic


Before the pandemic, over 40% of local community sports clubs were either in deficit or just breaking even. The pandemic has put over 25% of community clubs at risk of permanent closure.

Made by Sport is a charity that raises awareness of the power of sport and funding for organisations that use sport to support young people across the UK. We recently partnered with Made by Sport to distribute £4.4m to community sports club through our network of community foundations.


"This fund will make a massive difference to thousands of communities all across the UK. We are delighted to be working with UK Community Foundations to make sure this support reaches the clubs that really need it."

Sophie Mason, CEO, Made by Sport


Community sports clubs have a huge impact on the lives of the young people that use them. Improved mental health, confidence, well-being, employability prospects and community cohesion are all benefits that clubs have on the people and places around them.

Our network has been distributing funding from Made by Sport  to community clubs in cities, towns and villages all over the UK. Using the local expertise of our community foundations, the Clubs in Crisis Fund has supported 780 organisations so far, with further funding to be awarded later this year.

Read more about the impact of the funding here