Sport England’s Emergency Flood Relief Fund will initially invest up to £400,000 of funding into sports facilities that have been damaged as a result of the floods and storms. This dedicated fund will help safeguard community sport and get sports facilities back up and running as quickly as possible.
Early indicators suggest that the biggest impact of the bad weather has been on sports such as cricket, rugby and football because of flooded and waterlogged pitches, and water sports where many clubs are on riverbanks or in coastal areas.
Clubs and community-based sports organisations needing funding to clean up and get up and running quickly can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding which could be awarded very quickly.
The new £400,000 fund has been created specifically to help with the damage of the exceptional weather caused by the recent unprecedented rainfall, and is in addition to Sport England’s other grant programmes which will continue to operate as normal.
The fund will remain open until 29 February 2016 (we will keep this date under review) to ensure that those who are currently unable to assess the damage will not lose out.
If you have any queries you can contact Sport England on 03458 508 508 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the damage to your sports facility.
If your facility has been affected, we would also encourage you to review our factsheets on how to help your facility recover quickly and safely after a flood.