Please note, the investment phase of the Sport Survival Package is now closed, in line with the government's removal of domestic coronavirus restrictions in England.
The information provides an overview of the programme operation.
The delay in readmission of spectators to live sporting events, caused by coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in the UK, put sports organisations across the country in jeopardy.
The Sport Survival Package was an up-to-£600 million government funding programme, managed by us, supporting organisations under severe financial pressure.
The programme was delivered in two phases, responding directly to the government's coronavirus policy.
The winter phase was announced by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Oliver Dowden, on 19 November 2020 – providing support for organisations impacted by restrictions to spectator readmission at live sporting events in England, applied from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Approximately £300m was made available to sports organisations impacted over this period.
On 22 February 2021, the government announced their roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions, with an expected staged return of spectators to live events.
In response, on 3 March 2021 Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £300m investment to continue support into the summer period and as needed while restrictions ease.
All decisions on the Sport Survival Package were made by a dedicated, independent board.
The Secretary of State for the DCMS, Oliver Dowden, appointed this new board, which is made up of senior personnel with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to make swift, informed and effective decisions at a critical time for the sport sector.
The board members are:Read more
The programme will be managed by us, as the government’s arms-length body in sport.
We aren’t responsible for making decisions on how funding was allocated but we did support all organisations applying to the programme.Read less
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