COVID-19 Support for sports clubs and organisations

Updated: 2 April 2020 9.30am

This page provides you with the latest information on support for sports clubs and organisations and voluntary and community sector organisations providing sport and physical activity being offered through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Support from Sport England

Sport England has announced a £195 million funding package to help sport and physical activity through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Supported by the government and the National Lottery, the £155 million funding package is made up of:

  • a £20 million Community Emergency Fund, to which clubs and community organisations are able to bid for grants between £300 and £10,000.
  • a £5 million pot for existing partners of Sport England to bid into if they're facing specific financial difficulty
  • a £55 million pot to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions 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 long term certainty to over 100 well established partners of Sport England, who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity.

Community Emergency Fund – Sport England

The Community Emergency Fund has been set up by Sport England to help community organisations meet their obligations, such as rent and utility costs.

For further information on the Community Emergency Fund, including what it covers and which organisations the fund is not able to help, and to apply for a grant, visit Sport England’s website.

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