£20 Million Sport England Fund to help clubs and leagues following the outbreak of Covid-19
Clubs and leagues in Staffordshire can gain access to Sport England’s £20 million Community Emergency Fund to support local communities with financial obligations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported already by Sport England, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus. Organisations can apply for grants between £300 and £10,000.
The types of organisations eligible include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity.
The Staffordshire FA would encourage clubs and leagues to review the fund to identify if they are eligible and if they would require this financial support. If the club or league wishes to submit an application and requires any support, the Staffordshire FA are here to help with this. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any support or guidance required.
Please follow this link to the Sport England website where further details of the fund and the eligibility criteria can be found: