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RunAway Fund Open for Applications

28 June 2019

Grant applications are now open for Scott Cunliffe’s RunAway Challenge Fund.

The fund consists of 50% of the final total raised from Scott’s monumental RunAway Challenge which saw him run to every one of Burnley FC’s away games during the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Raising an astonishing £60k over the course of the season-long challenge, half of this fund is now open for local charities and not-for-profit community organisations to bid into.

The other 50% will be distributed to the community trusts of all 20 Premier League clubs (2018/19 season).

To be eligible for the RunAway Challenge Fund, the following criteria applies:

  • The organisation must be based and delivering work in Burnley and/or the surrounding boroughs.
  • The organisation must have a human-interest focus (please note animal, political or medical research organisations are not eligible for this fund).
  • The project you wish to fund must be delivered within 12 months of receiving the grant.

Organisations that match the above criteria can bid for up to £2,000 from the £30,000 fund available.

Please note that additional supporting documentation will not be accepted as part of the application process.

Applications for the fund close on Friday, 26th July at 4pm.

A panel meeting will be held week commencing 5th August, 2019 to review applications and select the chosen organisations.

Successful applicants will be informed once this selection process is complete.

To apply, please complete the RunAway Challenge Fund application form at the footer of this page.

For any questions surrounding the application process, please email

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