We are delighted to re-launch our trailblazing Community Innovation Fund (CIF) for 2023!

Participation is one of the three core strands of our 10-year Inspiring Snowsport strategy. Our aim, to increase overall participation levels across England, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented groups.

The Community Innovation Fund will help us deliver on our strategy, by testing out pilot activity across our communities, allowing more people to access the sport. The core aim of the fund is to enable participants from underrepresented groups, the opportunity to try out our sport, who otherwise would not have been able to, or seen the sport as a place for them. We hope that through these projects, we can encourage a lifelong love for the sport, through sustainable and innovative projects.

It is open to any affiliated organisation with a great idea, initiative or opportunity, the more creative, and unique the better!

We have increased the available funding for the CIF project for the 2023-2024 process, to enable more groups to make long term change. Funding between £500 to £5000 per project is available for application, however the funding is limited so only apply for what you need, to give your project the best chance of success.

To apply, please complete the application form in full https://form.jotform.com/231233982049356.
Submissions close at midnight on 28th July 2023.

Full guidance can be downloaded Community Innovation Fund (CIF) Information and guidance document-1. We encourage you to read this in full before applying.

For more details or to ask any questions, please contact info@snowsportengland.org.uk.


At Snowsport England its key that we live by our values, one of them is Trailblazing ideas.

We know its vital to do things differently moving forwards if we want to see a change in the sport. Our community has so many inspiring and creative people, who love the sport as much as we do, who want to see it progress and grow. This is a real opportunity for you to try something different but also make a real difference in someone’s life. Don’t just take it from us, below are testimonials and an overview of successes from our 2022-23 project partners:

Malikah Khan who was project lead for Ackers Adventures says ”Thank you for the opportunity CIF has given the ladies, who truly benefit from the weekly sessions and social coffee afterwards”

Alex Williams, project lead for UBSC says ”CIF is such a great opportunity to actually make a difference, you should take advantage of it. Something simple and feasible can be very effective. I chatted to the rest of our committee to see what ideas they had, and we wanted to do something that fitted with and just added to what we already do as a club”

Click here to see a video from Kendal Snowsport Club, which showcases their project perfectly