Sport England Funding
Community Emergency Funding
The Sport England Community Emergency Fund was introduced during the lockdown in March 2020.
The aim of the fund was to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
After the initial launch of this fund, Sport England have paused the fund to new applications. To find out more and to discover future updates, click HERE
Return to Play: Small Grants
This fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000, from a total pot of £10m, 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.
Return to Play: Community Asset Fund
This fund will make awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 from a pot of £5m to help local sports clubs and organisations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely.
This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by converting existing space to meet social distancing guidelines, or improving a facility's ventilation.
Return to Play: Active Together
Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m.
With expert advice and guidance to support you, this will help local clubs and organisations to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other Covid-19 related needs.
For further information regarding funding opportunities from Sport England, please click HERE
Funding for village halls
We are very pleased to announce that funding is to be available to Village Halls with a rateable value of less than £51,000. We are so pleased to help share this news, since we recognise the importance of village halls due to the work we do to lead the Fit Villages project across the county. We understand that village halls are a central and fundamental part of the local community, so we hope this may be something which could help you during these unpresedented times.
Charitable village halls should have been contacted by their local District Council with regards to the recent Government funding in the form of the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (FHLG).
Your District Council should have already contacted you if you are eligible, but if you have not heard from them, it is certainly worth contacting them to discuss.
The cash grants are either £10,000 or £25,000 depending on your rateable value.
Reviving our Community Fund
Grant funding from the National Lottery to support the work of grassroot organisations addressing need throughout Suffolk. The fund is open to all charitable and community groups, including Social Enterprises, that meet the grant funding guidelines and had an income of £250,000 or less as at the end of their last financial year.
It will close for applications on 31st March 2021 but may close early if all funds have been spent before this date.
For full details, log onto www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/reviving-our-communities-fund/
If you would like to apply for funding or wish to find out more about opportunities that may be available to you and your club or organisation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Our team would be happy to assist you.