Financial Support for Flood Damaged Facilities
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:38
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 Sport England's 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, Sport England want to ensure sport and physical activity facilities aren't forgotten and are ready to open when lockdown restrictions are eased.
They are focusing the fund on areas they know to be the worst affected. Bedfordshire is one of those areas.
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.
Football projects offered as part of a multi-sport site are eligible to receive funding, but they won't fund football-only projects as they already directly fund the Football Foundation, which funds a range of football projects. If you have a football-only project, we suggest contacting your county football association.
Further details of the fund and how to apply are available via the following link
If you would like help and support with your application please do not hesitate to make contact with Graham, Clare or Johnathan in our team. Our email addresses are as follows:
Image credit: Sport England.