PLEASE NOTE - 'Return to Play - Community Asset Fund' will be paused to new applications from 5:00PM on Friday 30 April 2021. Any applications which have been started cannot be submitted after this date.

Return to Play - Community Asset Fund (CAF) 

Capital awards between £10,001- 50,000  

We have now re-opened CAF with a new focus on helping sport & physical activity providers cope with the return to play during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those organisations that do not have a significant level of reserve funding available to utilise.

Please be aware our highest priority under this new Return to Play fund is projects located in areas experiencing multiple levels of deprivation, including rural areas.

In addition, we are looking to invest in organisations working with one or more of the following groups:

  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities,

  • people on lower incomes,

  • disabled people,

  • people with long-term health conditions and people experiencing a greater burden of care because of coronavirus.

Before starting an application please also consider the following:

  • The amount you are requesting must be between £10,001 and £50,000.  For investment of £10,000 and below, please look at our Return to Play: Small Grants fund (details can be found here).

  • Any CAF application that was started prior to 22nd April 2020 and has not been submitted will not be considered under Return to Play - CAF; our focus right now is on supporting providers through the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting your application

To make an application we will need you to confirm a few details. This is important as it provides us with details of you and your organisation in case you need help. This application hub will allow you to:

Start and submit a new funding application – if this is your first time you have applied to CAF, choose ‘Create Account’

Work on your application when it’s convenient to you and submit when you’re ready – the hub will allow you to save, exit and come back to your application

Re-visit submitted applications

If you require any assistance, please telephone our Funding Helpline on 03458 508 508 or email


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