Sport England want to offer some specific reassurances to any individual or organisation who receives funding, or any other type of support from them, for their work.
On Tuesday 17 March Sport England confirmed that, for an initial period of three months, they were introducing significant flexibility to reflect their current circumstances in how they manage that support in relation to;
- Difficulty to deliver projects, programmes or events as planned
- Timings of your work that may need to change from what we’d previously agreed
- The KPIs, targets and conditions within the funding agreements they have with you which now may not be relevant, appropriate or proportionate given the drastically changed circumstances
- Using the money you receive from them in a different way, or on different things, to respond to the current situation or to keep your organisation going
- Funding commitments
To find out more on this click here;
Other funding support
Sport England also have significant concerns about the impact coronavirus will have financially on the sport and physical activity sector, and we’re looking at options that will help to mitigate this.
They are exploring a number of ideas, for example opening up applications to our Small Grants scheme to those that have lost income – modelled on their successful Flood Relief Fund – and allowing extensions of existing grants for those already in receipt of funding who have a critical funding shortfall.
Some things we’ll be able to help with, but some things will require a request to the government to help with.
We hope to have more information about the financial support we’ll be able to offer over the coming week or so.
Their intention is to keep you fully informed and updated as soon as they can as to how individuals and organisations, including sports clubs, will be able to access our help.
To find out more on the above, click here; https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector