Government Announcement 2nd Lockdown Sports Grants

Sports Clubs 

The ECB and Sport England has highlighted potential financial help for sports clubs in the light of the new national Covid-19 lockdown.

Following the announcement of new national restrictions, the Government has announced new one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses to help them through to the spring.

The grants will be provided as follows:
£4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
£6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
£9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

The new one-off grants are in addition to existing business support, including grants worth up to £3,000 for closed businesses, and up to £2,100 per month for impacted businesses once they reopen.

Grants are to be delivered via local authorities, who will be the best initial point of contact for further information.

ECB Funding for Cricket Clubs
ECB emergency support programmes, including Return to Cricket Grants and Emergency Loans, remain open to Clubs and Leagues. The closing date for Return to Cricket Grants has been extended to March and will be kept under review. Further details can be found here.

Sport England Funding For Clubs
Sport England have reopened their £16.5 million Return to Play: Small Grants fund to refocus on helping groups, clubs and people who deliver sport and physical activity through the additional challenges that this period of national restrictions will bring. They have also made important changes to the criteria to ensure they are giving the right help at this time.

Their two other coronavirus-related funds, Return to Play: Community Asset Fund and Return to Play: Active Together, are also open for applications. 

Separately, Sport England is also working closely with Government on a package of support for sports, following the £100m of government support to leisure operators.

To find out more about the Sport England funding options and how to apply, visit the link

Sport Wales Funding For Sports Clubs
TheBe Active Fund remains open for applications for the following purposes:

To help protect clubs and community organisations or groups that are at immediate financial risk as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This grant is intended to help organisations that are unable to meet their financial obligations because of Covid-19. For example, to cover fixed costs (e.g. rent and utility) that are no longer supported with revenue.
Protect grants of £300-£5,000 are available for emergency support

To help prepare clubs and community organisations in direct response to Covid-19.
This grant is designed to fund elements and items that are essential for a return to play.
Prepare grants of £300-£50,000 are available.

To help progress sport and activity to the next step and support long-term sustainability.
This grant is intended to help clubs and community organisations:
Tackle inequality
Create long-term solutions to be more sustainable
Take innovative approaches
Grants of £300 – £50,000 are available.

Further details about the application process can be found HERE.

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