Emergency funding available for storm damaged sports pitches and facilities

Sport England has announced that community, voluntary and social enterprises can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding which could be awarded in just a few weeks.

The funding will be awarded through Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, which is designed to help communities quickly respond to emergencies, or unexpected events that stop people from being active.

Sport England aims to provide quick responses to those sports clubs most 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.

Applications should be made using the Community Asset Fund online application which is available on the Sport England website.