Sport England Announces £195 Million in Emergency Funding for the Sport and Physical Activity Sector

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The package is made up of the following:

  • A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
  • A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they’re facing specific financial difficulty
  • An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment
  • A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.

The money will help clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic.

To learn more about the eligibility and to see FAQs, visit this page.

To find out about further sources of income available to businesses during the coronavirus crisis, including on the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF), please visit the UK government’s official information portal here. For funding more generally, please visit our Get Funding page here.

For further information on this specific funding, visit the Sport England website here and see the announcement here.For further information, advice and support, please contact us directly using the contact button in the main menu or contact Sport England by email at Likewise, Active Devon is playing a leading role in supporting those locally to help you be successful in accessing this fund. Therefore, we welcome your questions and queries. Please use the chat functionality on our website (that’s the button in the bottom right corner) to discuss directly with a member of our team. Alternatively, you can email us at and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We encourage all those in Devon who are interested to apply. If you are unsure, have any question or would like support in making your application, please get in touch with us.