community emergency fund

£20 million Sport England fund to help clubs and leagues following Covid-19 outbreak

Clubs and Leagues in Derbyshire can now access a £20 million funding pot designed to support local communities following the coronavirus outbreak.

The fund from Sport England is designed to help community sport and physical activity organisations meet financial obligations.

It aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need, specifically targeted at organisations who have a role in supporting the nation to be active, but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.

The types of organisations eligible include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, as well as voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity.

Sport England are awarding individual grants anywhere between £300 and £10,000, but are also willing to consider larger awards in cases of exceptional circumstance.

The Derbyshire FA encourage clubs and leagues to look into the fund, and are willing to offer their support in applying for grants.

If you would like to get in contact with the Derbyshire FA about the funding, email for advice and guidance.

To find out more about the Sport England funding, including details about eligibility and how to apply, click below.