Sport England is offering grants of up to £5,000 to pay for emergency repairs to sports facilities that have been affected by Storm Ciara.
The funding will be awarded through Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, which was designed to help communities quickly respond to emergencies or unexpected events that stop people from being active.
The Sport England team aims to provide quick responses to those sports clubs most badly affected by the recent storm. The grants could typically be used to restore grass pitches, to repair and decontaminate flood or wind-damaged clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or dredge blocked drains.
Commenting on the emergency funding, Sport England Chief Executive, Tim Hollingsworth said:
“We’re making emergency funding available now so when the time is right sports organisations can pay for rebuilds and repairs quickly.
“We want to ensure that the sports facilities in local communities that help keep people physically active are not forgotten in the floods so they are ready to use as soon as people want them.”
How to apply
Applications should be made using the Community Asset Fund online application which is available on the Sport England website.
Further details can be found on Sport England’s website