Sport England Launch Coronavirus support

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:15

Sport England Launch Coronavirus support

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Sport England chief executive Tim Hollingsworth said he hoped the package would help the sector get through these "extremely challenging times".

"Sporting events are being cancelled, gyms and leisure centres are closed, clubs and community groups are not operating, and children and young people are all at home," added Tim.

"This is impacting the sector financially in a significant way, although it is heartening to see huge amounts of innovation and agility, with many operators getting classes online in a matter of days to enable home workouts for example.

"We want the sector not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future and this package will ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to that."

Sport England are also working closely with local authorities and the organisations who run their leisure facilities and have been supporting this part of the sector to access the government support now available.

For more information on the funds and the application process please click here

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