Sport England sets out Covid-19 financial support

Sport England sets out Covid-19 financial support

Sport England has confirmed that it is making up to £195m of funding available to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

For more information and to apply click the link below.

RFU Rugby Support Package

RFU announce a £7m relief package for community clubs including monies ring fenced and diverted for the community game as well as additional funding. These measures include:

• An early release of £800,000 cash due to clubs through the ticketing fund.

• Early release of final funding payments (£600,000) to Constituent Bodies and suspension of the activity plans against which this was allocated, enabling them to utilise this to provide "immediate support grants" to clubs most in need. In addition £400,000 will be made available to Constituent Bodies who elect to match fund from their own reserves.

• A suspension of the Quarterly loan repayments for clubs with outstanding loans due in March (£335,000).

• The creation of a £5m support loans programme, offering loans of between circa £2k and circa £10k to clubs, with deferred re-payments for six months and repayable over three years.

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ECB Support Package

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a £61 million package to help cricket withstand the financial impact of COVID-19. The plans detail a number of measures for the whole sport from elite to grassroots, including the MCC, the First-Class Counties (FCCs) and their County Cricket Boards (CCBs). Local cricket clubs will also be offered support to see them through the coming months.

LTA Club Support Package

The LTA has announced a multi-million pound package of additional funding and measures to support those involved in tennis in Britain through the impact of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The comprehensive package, which has been developed by the LTA in consultation with Tennis Scotland and Tennis Wales, will make additional support available to tennis venues, coaches, officials and players to the value of up to approximately £20m, with the goal of ensuring that tennis in Britain emerges from this period in as strong and healthy a position as possible, and that the sport is able to resume its unique role in keeping the nation active as soon as conditions allow.

Club Support during COVID-19

Advice for clubs, organisations & partners

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a huge effect on all of us in day to day life including the sport & physical activity sector.

North Yorkshire Sport are helping clubs, organisations and individuals across our County to adapt to the national situation and react as positively as we can to day to day changes

Our team and wider partners are working together to help signpost clubs and organisations to support and guidance as things evolve and change – please keep an eye on this webpage over the coming weeks.

Suppport from Sport England:

The messaging form Sport England for those running SE funded programmes is there will be flexibility on both targets and how the programmes are delivered in the coming weeks and months. Sport England want to hear from funding recipients with suggestions to use previously agreed funds in new ways to help get and keep people active (eg virtual methods) to find out more visit their site here (

Support from North Yorkshire Sport:

Contact us on the address if you have new and innovative ways to help the sector adapt during these challenging times. We are connective sector partners and looking for funding and resources that could help develop the ideas you have and put them into action.

North Yorkshire Sport funded programmes support:

We would like to reassure clubs and organisations we are currently working with that we will make scheduled and agreed payments as originally planned. Given the current situation almost all of the planned activities will not be delivered due to social distancing and the Government's guidance on gatherings. We will communicate with individuals, clubs and organisations to make alternative arrangements for delivery of activities at a more appropriate time.

For Satellite Clubs:

1st payments - payments that have been agreed and are due to start, will be honoured and paid.

2nd payments – payments will be made in line with the funding agreement when due. NYS will not be site visiting and will make arrangements to call/video call each project lead during the coming weeks.

New Satellite Clubs – we willcontinue to work up and discuss new clubs and sessions with deliverers looking to the future. Any new Satellite Clubs will have an agreement and payment schedule aligned to the appropriate time when delivery can start again.

For all other NYS funded programmes – The lead contact at NYS will be in contact shortly to make arrangements and discuss the short-term future.

Keeping your participants active and moving when you can't physically deliver:

This is a worrying time for us all, especially when you can't deliver face to face sessions. This does present the opportunity to look at virtual ways to deliver classes (e.g. over Zoom, Facebook or other webinar software). This may not be possible or practical and we would encourage you to signpost your participants to alternative home-based or social-distancing-friendly activities, some examples we have found are here.

Support for charities & community organisations from The National Lottery Community Fund: Read the updated statement from Dawn Austwick, CEO, The National Lottery Community Fund: COVID-19 here.

UK Coaching support for coaches: UK Coaching has launched Antidote for Coaches Side-lined by COVID-19. They have unlocked 10 subscriber resources making them available to anyone registered on These will remain available until 3 May. UK Coaching hope this will go some way to helping you maintain a sense of positivity in these trying times. See the courses available here (

COVID-19: support for businesses:

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19 More info here (

Federation of Small Businesses COVID-19 advice:

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly. For all the latest Government information on COVID-19 and the measures the Government, and Devolved Governments, are taking, please visit the UK Government website