Sport England has announced a £195m package to support the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Available funding includes:
- A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, with grants of between £300 and £10,000 available for clubs and community organisations to bid into.
- £55 million to support the sector during the 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
- £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they’re facing specific financial difficulty
Sport England Chief Executive Tim Hollingsworth said he hoped the package would help the sector get through these “extremely challenging times.”
“As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity at a grassroots level, we have an important role to play both in ensuring that we support those with short term cashflow concerns and immediate loss of income, as well as those facing medium and long term survival challenges and financial difficulties,” he said.
“We want the sector not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future and this package will ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to that.”
We would love to discuss any potential applications for a sector simulation grant, and how we can host any events at Chapel Gate. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas we can support.
You can find out more about the Sport England funding on their website.
A number of National Governing Bodies have also released information on financial support, so it is worth checking on their websites too.