Call for proposals 2021 – Preparatory Action - Grassroots sport programmes and infrastructure innovation PPPA-SPORT-2021-GRASSROOTS-INNOVATION Closed!


The purpose of this pilot project is to identify and test innovative ideas. The general objective of this action is to give the opportunity to sport organisations to develop and promote new forms of practicing sport and physical activities, the communication about these activities and their benefit and the development of light sport facilities.
This includes the development of new forms of sport and physical activities, the communication about these activities and their benefits as well as the development of small, recreational sport facilities.
The specific objective of this action is to support the promotion of physical activity through flexible, modern ways of practicing sport both in terms of offer (trainings, activities) and in terms of infrastructure.


Actions will promote new forms of practicing sport, such as (non-exhaustive list):

  •  adaptation of the existing infrastructure and development of light sport facilities, which directly complement the expected results;
  •  organisation of new forms of physical activities and integration with traditional activities to offer sport activities;
  •  innovative approaches to training programmes;
  •  intergenerational activities and outreach to young people to increase their participation;
  •  use of digital technology and social media.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,90 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 June 2021 - 3 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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