Sport England have today announced that they are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The package is made up of the following:
- A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available. This appears the most relevant to clubs who have their own ground as it looks to support “local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills…”
- A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they’re facing specific financial difficulty
- An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment
- A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.
Click the button for full details on this announcement and each of the available support packages.
Please note that you will need to read through the details of each specific package to understand how it might work for your club/organisation.