Sport England announce £195m fund to help the sector through coronavirus

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 is now open for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
  • A £5 million pot for our 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.

Sport England are seeking our help in sharing the information about the Community Emergency Fund which can be found on their website here.  Please read the Fund information and criteria about who can apply and what can be funded and share with your appropriate local networks. This will help us ensure that those organisations who most need help are aware of the opportunity.

Further help

Derbyshire Sport have circulated a funding newsletter that may be useful for sport and community groups who support people to be active and maybe struggling financially at this time – https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/news/2020/03/funding-package-to-help-sport-and-physical-activity-manage-the-covid-19-crisis