Emergency flood relief funding is being made available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them restore flood-damaged facilities.

Organisations from the areas worst affected by recent flooding caused by Storm Christoph are now eligible to apply to our Return to Play Fund, which has been bolstered by the addition of a targeted flood relief option.

While the effects of the recent flooding are still being assessed, we want to ensure sport and physical activity facilities aren’t forgotten and are ready to open when lockdown restrictions are eased.

We’re focusing on areas we know to be the worst affected and will keep this list under regular review.

Applications from other areas may be considered, but this will be done on a case-by-case basis.

At present, the list of worst affected areas comprises of:

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Cheshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Oxfordshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Worcestershire.

The grants could be used to restore grass and artificial pitches, to repair and decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or to clear blocked drains.

Other expenditures could include the hire of skips, pressure hoses or dehumidifiers – but only for use when safe to do so.

To find out more click here: https://www.sportengland.org/news/financial-support-flood-damaged-facilities

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