Community Emergency Fund Available for Clubs

Sport England has announced a £195 million package to help sport and physical activity through Coronavirus. This package consists of:

  • A new £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is open now for local club and community organisations to bid for grants between £300 and £10,000.
  • A new £5 million fund for existing Sport England partners facing specific and immediate financial difficulty.
  • £55 million put aside to support the sector during an ongoing period of restrictions; to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and then, when it is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment.
  • A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England, and whose current funding agreements with Sport England run out in March 2021.

More information, eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the Sport England website. Swim England will be releasing further guidance on this funding over the next few days.

This £20 million fund is designed to complement other sources of funding from the government, such as funds targeted at small businesses. Please ensure that your clubs consider the funding support that the government has available before they apply to this fund.

Sport England has just a launched a new Club Matters Coronavirus page and will update this over the next few days! It provides guidance, toolkits and case studies for our clubs.