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The Sport and Recreation Alliance understands that this is a difficult time for the sector and we wanted to reassure you that we are here to support you for the long run.

As part of this support, we wanted to get in touch to highlight that Sport England has announced a £195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus.

This funding will help Sport England partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic.

This support includes:

  • A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available

  •  A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they're facing specific financial difficulty

  • An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment

  •  A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long-term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.

You can read more about this, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, here.

In additional funding news, Charities Aid Foundation has launched a rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19.

Grants of up to £10,000 will help these organisations to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.

This support is available to organisations with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had income of £1million or less in their last financial year.

Eligible charities can apply for up to £10,000 to support day to day activities in the current health emergency or Covid-19 emergency response activities.

To check out the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please head here.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has pulled together helpful guidance on an array of subjects impacted by coronavirus including support for the self-employed, tax liabilities and business rate support. You can view that here.

We are regularly in contact with the Secretary of State for DCMS and the Sports Minister, but we need to understand what concerns are directly impacting you.

You can provide us with your feedback or flag any issues you would like us to raise by emailing [email protected]

When we have any further updates that can help our volunteers and clubs at this time, we will of course share them with you in our newsletter and on our official twitter account.

Stay safe, healthy and continue to take care of each other.

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