Sport England's Return to Play Small Grants Fund - Still Open
Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 14:35
This fund makes 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.
- Organisations based in Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 1-5 (was 1 -3) can 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,
Grants are up to £10K.
They can fund a wide range of costs and items specifically linking to returning to play including:
- Minor facility alterations
- Service alterations
- Operational alterations
- Running costs
This fund is now open up to 30 June.