Changes to Sport England's Return to Play Small Grants Fund
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:35
This fund will make awards 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.
Due to the announcement of the new national lockdown measures, they're adapting this programme to help further. These changes include:
- Organisations based in Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 1-5 (was 1 -3) can now seek support towards ongoing running costs - for example rent, utilities and insurance. This is capped at a maximum of £3,000 and will only be considered with an eligible funding request. They won't solely support only running costs.
- Eligible organisations/activities in IMD 6-10 locations can apply to our crowdfunding option, Return to Play: Active Together, to seek support towards running costs.
- Flexibility over start date - they ask that activity resumes within six weeks of national/local lockdown restrictions being lifted,
- This fund is now open up to 30 June.