Support Package from Sport England (1 April 2020)

This package is intended to help meet the needs of those responsible for the activity of the nation, and includes a new £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is open now for local sports clubs and community organisations to bid for grants between £300 and £10,000.


Full details, including eligibility criteria and the application process for this new Fund, are available on our website now via:


“Sport England has opened a new £20 million Community Emergency Fund to help sports clubs and community sport and physical activity organisations through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.


The Fund has been opened immediately and welcomes applications for grants between £300 and £10,000 to help organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.


All information, including criteria, FAQs and the application process, can be found on Sport England’s website via:”


For your information, this £20 million Community Emergency Fund forms part of a wider £195 million support package from Sport England which also includes:

  • a new £5 million fund for existing Sport England partners facing specific and immediate financial difficulty;
  • £55 million put aside to support the sport and physical activity sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and then, when it is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment, and;
  • a £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England, and whose current funding agreements with Sport England run out in March 2021.

Sport England is committed to supporting the sport and physical activity sector, to survive and thrive to ensure that it comes through this period in as strong a position as possible.