Sport England: Storm Relief Fund

Sport England has a launched a new emergency Storm Relief Fund to ensure storm-damaged community sports facilities, such as clubhouses, courts and pitches are back up and running as soon as possible.

The Storm Relief Fund will award grants of up to £15,000 which could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear blocked drains.  The funding could also pay for other items needed such as the hire of skips, pressure hoses or tarpaulins to secure exposed buildings.

Organisation can apply if they are responsible for the facility and:

  • a not-for-profit voluntary group or sports organisation
  • a not-for-profit community club or organisation
  • a registered charity
  • a not-for-profit company
  • a community interest company (CIC) with three directors or other social enterprise
  • a leisure operator, operating a single site
  • a public body such as a local authority, parish or town council, education establishment (you will need to provide £:£ matched funding).

Any funding for projects that include football will need to be part of a multi-sport offering.

Organisations should receive a decision within ten working days.

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