Following a brief pause of Sport England’s Return to Play Small Grants Fund  fund to review the impact of the lockdown restrictions that all of England is now under, Sport England have made three changes to the fund criteria to ensure they better help clubs and organisations:

  • They’ve relaxed the timeframe in which activity must be up and running to ‘within six weeks from the point of the national or local restrictions being lifted to allow your activity to return’
  • Applicants that support people from IMD areas 1-3 will be able to apply for up to £2,000 to cover running costs (for example rent, utilities and maintenance) as part of an overall return to play plan
  • We’ll take a broader and more flexible approach for the types of projects which can be supported.

Applications submitted before the brief pause will be assessed and applicants will be able to review their plans in light of the changes to the funding criteria.

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