Sport England: The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund - To be Paused 30th April
Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:56
Sports clubs, charities and not for organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play.
The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, safely.
The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play.
Priority will be given to projects located in areas of high deprivation and to organisations working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people on lower incomes, disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and people experiencing a greater burden of care because of coronavirus.
Applications will be paused the 30th April 2021.
The Return to Play: Small Grants fund will continue to be open until June 2021. This will cover awards up to £10,000 for smaller scale facility changes or where additional equipment, venue hire or coach costs are needed to help with the adaptation of delivery when they return to sport after lockdown.
Similarly, Return to Play: Active Together in partnership with Crowdfunder is continuing to provide a lifeline for many clubs helping them to fundraise for running costs or priority projects that may have struggled due to the Covid impact on club funds.