Funding has been made available for Rushcliffe sports clubs, community organisations and charities who facilitate physical activity, affected by COVID-19.
Sport England have announced up to £195m to support the sport and physical activity sector through the pandemic, starting with a £20m Emergency Fund, which will see organisations or sports clubs receive grants of between £300 and £10,000.
This funding is specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by Sport England, who have a role in supporting Rushcliffe communities to be active but who experience short-term financial hardship or have had to cease operations.
This includes sports clubs who have been forced to close but continue to face ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity.
Deputy Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Debbie Mason said: “It is heartening to see Sport England co-ordinating this effort and I would encourage all sports clubs in the Borough affected by COVID-19 to apply for funding.
“We are very aware that many operate in similar fashion to businesses and anything that can assist financially will I am sure continue to help clubs thrive.”
Sports clubs and community organisations can apply to Sport England here: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund
Nottinghamshire County Council have also created a £1m fund to help communities as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months.
Charities and voluntary groups can apply for grants between £200 and £10,000 to deliver projects or services that meet their criteria, which can be found at the following link: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/business-community/community-and-voluntary-sector/supporting-voluntary-sector/covid-19-community-fund