The future of more than 2,000 sports clubs and community organisations have been secured thanks to the first awards from our Community Emergency Fund - which is powered by The National Lottery.
To date, we’ve awarded more than £8 million from the fund, which was set up to help groups through immediate financial hardship caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Tim Hollingsworth, our chief executive, said he was “incredibly proud” that we’d been able to use National Lottery money to help so many organisations in such a short space of time.
“Sport and physical activity’s ability to bring individuals together and to unite communities will be of critical importance to our nation once the restrictions of lockdown begin to be lifted,” he said.
“This fund is a vital part of ensuring that grassroots organisations who might have cash-flow issues for a variety of reasons survive.
“Whether an organisation needs £300 or £10,000, the Community Emergency Fund is there for those who are in need of support to navigate this difficult period.”
The £20 million Community Emergency Fund is part of our overall up to £195m package of support set up in response to the current crisis.