Sport England sets out Covid-19 financial support

Sport England sets out Covid-19 financial support

Sport England has today 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.


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 (https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector)


Support from North Yorkshire Sport:

Contact us on the info@northyorkshiresport.co.uk 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 UKCoaching.org. 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 (http://ukcoaching.org.uk/interface/external_view_email.php?P9314612343824603824416216272910)


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 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses)


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