Storm damage funding available

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Clubs that have suffered storm damage to their clubhouse or buildings or their bowling green can now apply for financial help in rectifying such damage. Storm damage funding up to £15,000 is available now from Sport England


What can funding be used for? The money could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear blocked drains. Other items needed may include the hire of skips, pressure hoses or tarpaulins to secure exposed buildings (for use only when safe to do so).


What won’t we fund? Clubs should, in the first instance, contact their insurers to ensure none of the damage incurred is covered under their insurance policy. The Storm Relief Fund won’t be able to fund the loss of income, barring stock etc., or the routine maintenance and repairs resulting from everyday wear and tear. Any works covered by your insurance policy would also be ineligible for funding. Who can apply? Your organisation can apply if you’re responsible for the facility and:

  • a not-for-profit voluntary group or sports organisation

  • a not-for-profit community club or organisation

  • a registered charity

  • a not-for-profit company

  • a community interest company (CIC) with three directors or other social enterprise

  • a leisure operator, operating a single site

  • a public body such as a local authority, parish or town council, education establishment (you will need to provide £:£ matched funding).

How do I apply? If you need £15,000 or less, please use our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund application form and use ‘Storm 22’ as the project title. Apply now


If you need more than £15,000, please call us to discuss it on 03458 508 508 or email funding@sportengland.org.

Additional Information To support your application, we’ll need you to submit a photo of your storm-damaged facility, which can be uploaded as part of your application. If you would prefer to send this by email, please send it to funding@sportengland.org quoting the Unique Reference Number of your application. Within the application, please tell us the date the damage occurred.

How long will it take? We aim to give you a decision within 10 working days.

Need assistance? If you’re unsure of the requirements or need assistance with your application, please call us on 03458 508 508 or email funding@sportengland.org.

Full details from https://www.sportengland.org/news/emergency-funding-available-storm-damaged-facilities


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