Sport England Announce £195 Million Package to Help Sport
Sport England have announced a £195 million package to help sport and physical activity through Coronavirus:
A new £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is open now for local club and community organisations to bid for grants between £300 and £10,000.
A new £5 million fund for existing Sport England partners facing specific and immediate financial difficulty.
£55 million to support the sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and then, when it 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 certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England, and whose current funding agreements with Sport England run out in March 2021.
The Community Emergency Fund is likely to be of most interest to clubs, so please take a look at the details, eligibility criteria and application process HERE>. The fund is designed to complement other sources of funding from the government, such as those targeted at small businesses. Please consider the funding support that the government has available before you apply to the Community Emergency Fund.
Sport England have just a launched a new Club Matters Coronavirus Page and will update this over the next few days. It provides guidance, toolkits and case studies for you and your clubs.