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December 9, 2015
Sport England’s Emergency Flood Relief 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. 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 and community-based sports organisations needing funding to clean up and get up and running quickly can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding which could be awarded very quickly.
The new £200,000 National Lottery fund has been created specifically to help with the damage of the exceptional weather caused by Storm Desmond, and is in addition to Sport England’s other grant programmes which will continue to operate as normal.
The fund will remain open until 1 February 2016 (Sport England will keep this date under review) to ensure that those who are currently unable to assess the damage will not lose out >>More