As we announced last month, the Community Emergency Fund was just one of many ways we’re supporting the sector and all of those who deliver sport and activity, through this crisis.
In addition to the fund, this is how else we’re helping:
£5m sector support fund
Supporting a further 12 key partners in immediate financial need, with a £5m Sector Support Fund.Read more
This fund was specifically designed to support membership-style organisations that play a crucial role to support other bodies and clubs in sport, with recipients already including Community Leisure UK, Disability Sport Coach and the Association of British Climbing Walls.
£20m Tackling Inequalities Fund
This fund aims to minimise the impact of coronavirus on the activity levels of people from under-represented groups, ensuring that the participation gaps don’t widen during this period.Read more
It'll work with specific partners and organisations trusted by the audience, including the network of 43 Active Partnerships across England, to support local clubs and groups – ensuring the funding will reach deep into local areas to the people in greatest need.
£115m funding rollover for partners
We’re rolling over current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to more than 100 well-established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.
Practical advice for projects and organisations
We’ve launched a new online hub that’s collating tools, advice and guidance to help the sector navigate the wide range of challenges its facing – from taking services online, to developing skills for the future.
Join the Movement
We’ve launched a nationwide campaign with TV, radio and online advertising to encourage people to #StayInWorkOut by getting active in or around their home, and share their great ways of doing so.
Pitch Preparation Fund
We’ve worked with the Premier League, The FA and government, through the Football Foundation, to give financial support to those struggling to maintain their football pitches across the country.Read more
The Pitch Preparation Fund will provide clubs and organisations with the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £5,000, with a view to carrying on essential maintenance works on pitches for when government advise it’s safe for football to return.
The application window for the fund is now open, and closes at 9pm on Monday 25 May.
In the coming weeks, further detail of our work to support the emerging future of sport and physical activity post coronavirus, will be launched.
Programmes in development include a focus on future innovation and design to meet the changing needs and behaviours of consumers, and further support to help sport and physical activity return stronger as restrictions are lifted.
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