Please note, for the foreseeable future this fund is paused to new applications. We’re in the process of evaluating this fund and all updates in respect to its future will be posted here.
As the country deals with coronavirus (Covid-19), we know sport and physical activity organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time.
Our Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.
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.
This £35 million fund of National Lottery money is designed to complement other sources of funding from the government, such as funds targeted at small businesses. Please click here to see the funding support that the government has available before you consider applying to this fund.
To see how the fund is progressing, how many applications have been made, how many grants have been awarded, where they're being awarded to and many other bits of useful information, scroll down to the 'How the fund is progressing' section to see our live tracker.