CIMSPA - Help shape the sector's response to Covid-19

Following on from phase one of the CIMSPA workforce impact surveys, phase two is now live. The Phase 1 Sector Impact Report can be downloaded below.

Tasked by Sport England, CIMSPA aims to use our workforce impact survey to gain insight as to how the sport and physical activity sector's workforce is adapting to the effects of Covid-19 a few weeks on from its initial impact.


You have four weeks to complete the survey as it is important we are up-to-date with the impact on the sport and physical activity workforce.

Join the CIMSPA Stronger Together Facebook group here and visit the Stronger Together hub here for additional support.

Sport England

If you work in the sport and physical activity sector, you may have been significantly affected by the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Sport England want to hear about the issues you may be facing in light of this. Please contact them via and let them know:

  • How is it impacting you or your organisation?
  • What help do you think would be most beneficial?

For more information and updates from Sport England regarding the coronavirus, click HERE.

Sport England have tasked CIMSPA with capturing some of the impact that COVID-19 is having on the S&PA workforce. If you are able to complete this short survey to ensure that we capture as much information as possible it would be much appreciated

GOV.UK Support and Advice

The GOV.UK website provides lot of help, support and guidance for those who may have been impacted by the coronavirus. For those whose employment may have been affected, there is lots of guidance around the types of financial support you might be able to access, including:

The Government has also set a set out financial support packages for organisations and self-employed individuals. Details can be found by accessing support through the government's financial packages . For more detailed information and guidance visit the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce support page.

The latest advice for the sector from the UK government:

Club Matters Support for Clubs

Clubs and organisations all over the country are experiencing lots of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Club Matters is here to help by giving you some tips, tools and ideas to help keep your club functioning and working with your members and customers!

We are working hard to get these documents ready so please keep checking back for the most up to date resources! Also let us know anything else that might be useful via the email address at the bottom of the page.

Keeping your Club and Organisation Running

From physical infrastructure, to making sure your committee is still functioning, there are lots of things that can be done during this time to ensure that your club can keep running or keep it in the best position possible. We have produced a series of resources and toolkits to guide you through what you may need to do.

For more information and to access the resources and case studies please see the Club Matters Website

Club Matters Online Workshops

Club Matters workshops are short training sessions, funded by Sport England and will seek to develop your skills, improve your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your club. All workshops last for 2 hours.

We are offering Club Matters workshops online during Covid-19. For further information, please visit the Club Matters website:

Sport Structures Support

Sport Structures are working to support the Sport & Physical Activity sector during these unprecedented times. They are providing a weekly debate forum, a bespoke service to geographical areas and a series of guidance documents and links via their Club Matters contract.

In addition, they have modified their education provision to provide a focused offer of "Education in Isolation" seeking to provide coaches and potential educators the opportunity to gain qualifications through this "lockdown" period.

For more information please refer to the pages on their website.

Free Design help for Organisations

A freelance designer is offering some free help to organisations who wouldn't usually have the funds to outsource design and branding.

He recently posted this on LinkedIn: 'With little paid design work right now, I'd like to offer free* help to people who wouldn't usually have funds to outsource design. If you know any small, independently run organisations or non-profits that could use a little design or branding help then please get in touch. Contact: Work:

*This is not a selfless act. I'm bored and thought I could put myself to good use. Nor is it free labour for opportunists of thriving businesses.

NCVO - Support for Volunteers

NCVO have lots of really useful information for those working in the voluntary sector and some guidance on volunteering during this time – Click here to access