If you are involved in a local sports club, you may be interested in a new Sports England scheme as follows
Return to Play: Active Together – Sport England’s Extra Funding Scheme during the COVID-19 crisis
This investment 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. As we ease out of lockdown measures and return to play, there’s a lot for sport and physical activity providers to consider as lockdown restrictions evolve, so campaigns to enable this will also be considered.
Sport England’s match investment, of up to £10,000, aims to help organisations start to help themselves on the road to recovery. It’s specifically targeted at organisations 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 ongoing crisis.
To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:
- Local sports clubs
- Charities, community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations that deliver sport and/or physical activity in their local community, including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports organisations
- For the benefit of people residing in England
This is in addition to pledges on Crowdfunder of up to £10,000 available from Crowdfund East Devon, which EDDC run. Clubs may also be eligible for this, although EDDC can’t fund ongoing costs: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/grants-and-funding/grants-available-from-us/crowdfunding/
The second of several hour long introductions to crowdfunding, run by Crowdfunder, takes place online on 24 February 2021 starting at 12pm. To book a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crowdfund-devon-live-learn-introduction-to-crowdfunding-tickets-138638346025