Sport England has announced a new £200,000 Emergency Flood Relief Fund.
Sport England has announced a new £200,000 Emergency Flood Relief Fund. The Fund will initially invest up to £200,000 of National Lottery funding into sports facilities that have been damaged as a result of the floods and storms since the 4th December 2015.
This dedicated fund will help safeguard community sport and get sports facilities back up and running as quickly as possible. Early indicators suggest that the biggest impact of the bad weather has been on sports such as hockey, rugby and football because of flooded and waterlogged pitches, and water sports where many clubs are on riverbanks or in coastal areas. Clubs, schools, local authorities and community-based sports organisations needing funding can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding which could be awarded within a three week period.
The fund will remain open until the 1st February 2016.