22 October 2020

Hannah Stockley



Return to Play Fund launched

Sport England have launched a £16.5 million Return to Play fund to support groups, clubs and organisations which have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. 

England Korfball would would like to offer support to clubs looking to apply, please contact hannah.stockley@englandkorfball.co.uk

The fund is now open for applications. For more information please visit the Sport England website here.

The £16.5 million fund is split into three stands:

Return to Play – Small Grants: This fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000, from a total pot of £10m, to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.  This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by having to deliver activity in smaller groups than normal, or having the correct hygiene and safety equipment.

Return to Play – Community Asset Fund: This fund will make awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 from a pot of £5m to help local sports clubs and organisations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely.  This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by converting existing space to meet social distancing guidelines, or improving a facility’s ventilation.

Return to Play – Active Together: Active Together is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £1.5m.  With expert advice and guidance to support you, this will help local clubs and organisations to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other Covid-19 related needs.