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1st April 2020 Recreational

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund

Sport England confirmed up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

A £20 million Community Emergency Fund is part of the available funding and has been opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available.

This Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need and builds on the success of similar previous funds such as our Flood Relief Fund.

It’s specifically targeted at organisations that have a role in supporting the nation to be active but that are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus. Organisations can apply for grants between £300 and £10,000.

The types of organisations eligible include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing  costs  around  maintenance and  utility  bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity.

A specific example might be a grant to support a local boxing club pay costs for their facility when no activity is taking place, or a grant to support a league who have paid for equipment to run a competition which has now been cancelled.

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