Return to Play Fund launched by Sport England
Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:25
Sport England has launched a new £16.5 million fund to provide additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Return to Play Fund will support groups, clubs and organisations who've been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the disease, and is part of their overall response to the crisis that now includes more than £220m of government and National Lottery funding.
The fund will especially seek to support those groups and organisations working with audiences identified as finding it more difficult to be active at this time.
The fund, which will welcome applications from today, is made up of three parts:
£10m - Return to Play - Small Grants: This will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment.
£5m - Return to Play - Community Asset Fund: This will provide grants ranging in value from £10,001 to £50,000. It'll help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces that can help them welcome back their local community safely.
£1.5m - Return to Play - Active Together: This crowdfunding initiative will help sports clubs and organisations set up their own campaigns to help sustain them through the crisis.
To discuss the grant, please contact Active Dorset: