Sport England made funding available in 2022 and 2023 as part of the legacy of 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Many clubs, groups and organisations delivering physical activity across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin applied for a share of the funding.

With the help of Energize STW's Empowering Communities team, 47 non-profit voluntary and community sector projects across our county were successful in their funding applications.

The average amount given equalled £1,213 to provide activities for people struggling to be active. Funding was given to projects which aligned with the missions of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, which were to improve health and wellbeing, to bring people together and help the region to grow and succeed.

Nearly 1000 people attended the projects and feedback shows many benefitted from participating and enjoying the funded activities.

Watch our video below to see some of the funded activities taking place and inspirational feedback.

Rebecca, a wheelchair user, is now using adaptive rowing oars funded by this grant:

“To be this close to nature is thrilling and something I have longed for during the 20 years I've been in a wheelchair. To row using the adaptive oars, muscle power and the cooperation of the boat is exhilarating.”

This grant funding has now closed but click here for more information about alternative grants and funding opportunities available from Sport England and other organisations.