Sport England Community Emergency Fund
Return to Play: Small Grants
This fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000, from a total pot of £10m, to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.
This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by having to deliver activity in smaller groups than normal or having the correct hygiene and safety equipment.
In response to the England-wide lockdown restrictions that came into force on 5 November, this fund can also make a contribution of up to £2,000 towards the running costs of organisations supporting the most deprived communities (decile 1-3 of the Indices of Multiple Deprivation) to support them through winter. More guidance on this is in the ‘funding priorities’ section below.
Return to Play – Community Asset Fund
This fund will make awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 from a pot of £5m to help local sports clubs and organisations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely.
This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by converting existing space to meet social distancing guidelines or improving a facility’s ventilation.