We were delighted to award £188,595 of funding to support 67 Community Sports Groups in Greater Manchester who work with children and young people.

The Made By Sport Fund aims to support those organisations which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their ability to deliver their usual activities.

The groups funded use sport to deliver wider social outcomes and primarily work with children and young people aged between 5 -25 years old. They were also able to demonstrate other benefits relating to sports activities including developing life skills, improving mental health, reducing crime and social behaviour, strengthening employability skills and building stronger communities.

The activities of one such group, Trafford Handball Club, were captured by a Made By Sport film crew and the impact of their funding can be seen by clicking on the video image above or by clicking here

Tomas Molliex from Trafford Handball Club’s Mens U16’s Team describes it perfectly.

“You can’t have a club without players.
You can’t have a team without connections.
The community is vitally important.”

Groups funded from the Made By Sport Fund (August – November 2021)

  • Agecroft Rowing Club – Salford
  • Amberelles Morris dancers – Wythenshawe
  • Ashton Tameside Fencing Club
  • Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club
  • Broughton Boxing Academy
  • Clayton Villa JFC
  • Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club
  • Eccles Rugby Football Club
  • Families Against Violence – Manchester
  • Fitton Hill & Hathershaw Bulldogs ARLFC – Oldham
  • Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletics Club
  • Manchester Giants Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball Club
  • Manchester Mayhem Para Ice Hockey Team
  • Manchester SPLASH Community Swimming Club
  • Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club
  • Northern Spirit CIC – Tameside
  • Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre (OBPDC)
  • Salford Aces Morris Troupe
  • Stockport and Brinnington ABC
  • The Bridge
  • Wigan Rovers AFC
  • Woodley Cricket Club
  • Xanadu Dance Troupe

Groups funded from the Made By Sport Fund (June – July 2021)

  • Abram FC – Wigan
  • Air Athletics Academy – Oldham
  • Altrincham, Sale and Stretford Sea Cadets
  • Ashton Bears ARLFC – Wigan
  • Ashton Martial Arts – Tameside
  • Azamrah Youth Club – Salford
  • Baguley Athletic FC – Manchester
  • Be The Change Youth Project – Bolton
  • Brink Productions Limited – Trafford
  • Eccles Boxing School – Salford
  • Inclusive Tennis CIC – Wigan
  • Lancashire Lions Visually Impaired Sports Club – Greater Manchester
  • Lancs T20 Super League CIC – Greater Manchester
  • Reddish Vulcans Junior Football Club – Stockport
  • ReflecTeen Hub Organisation – Manchester
  • Salford City Boxing Academy
  • St Johns Amateur Boxing Club – Greater Manchester
  • Stockport Lads Club
  • The Galaxy – Manchester
  • Wigan Cosmos Football Club
  • Wigan Dodgeball Warriors

Groups funded from the Made By Sport Fund (April – May 2021)

  • Abraham Moss Warriors at the Heart of the Community – Manchester
  • Ashley Cricket Club – Trafford
  • Bolton Bullets Powerchair Football – Bolton
  • BSCA Lions – Bolton
  • Bury Athletic Club
  • Cherrybrook – Wigan
  • Delph Sailing Club – Bolton
  • Droylsden Cricket Club – Tameside
  • Global Vision Initiative – Manchester
  • Glodwick Cricket Club – Oldham
  • Hamer Amateur Boxing Club and Community Fitness Centre (HABCC) – Rochdale
  • Higginshaw Community Project – Oldham
  • Jim Egan’s Boxing Academy – Manchester
  • Markland Hill Racquets Club – Bolton
  • North Manchester Rugby Union Football Club – Manchester
  • Precious Gems – Bolton
  • Special Olympics Bury   
  • Swinton Lions Community Sports Foundation – Salford
  • Trafford Handball Club – Trafford
  • United Estates of Wythenshawe (UEW GYM) – Manchester
  • Walkden Amateur Boxing Club – Salford
  • We Care NW Ltd (trading as BOOST) – Stockport
  • Wythenshawe Black Belt Academy – Manchester

Date added: 4th June 2021
Last updated: 1st December 2021