Support for clubs and groups

funding support for local clubs and groups

Useful links for sports clubs and community groups during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you work in the sport and physical activity sector, you may have been significantly affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Below are a number of useful resources to national governing bodies and local information about funding and advice that may be available.


The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.


Sport England FUNDS

Coronavirus has hit the sport and physical activity sector hard and we know things have been tough, so we’ve modified our funding streams to help people safely return to play and are targeting the places they’ll have the biggest impact.

Sport England Community Emergency Fund

This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Active Suffolk funding services

There are many sources of funding available for sports clubs and organisations to access. Active Suffolk has teamed up with Funding4Sport to help you find the right funding stream for you.

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Crowdfunder & Sport England

Get up to £10,000 to keep your community physically active.
Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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West Suffolk Council - External funding advice and guidance

Advice and guidance about external sources of funding that are available for sports clubs and organisations

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Suffolk FA - Support form for clubs and leagues

SUFFOLK FA has provided a Support Form for clubs and leagues during these difficult times.

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Active Suffolk advice and guidance

Further advice and guidance with regard to the Sport England emergency fund is available from Active Suffolk

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ECB £61m interim support package

Financial assistance will be made available at every level of the game across counties, boards and clubs. Find out more …

Swim England - news and advice

Coronavirus advice for Swim England clubs

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Suffolk Community Foundation - Coronavirus community fund

Grants to support community organisations with emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

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Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Coronavirus community fund

The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund is open to constituted community organisations throughout Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough), who are supporting isolated older and vulnerable people at this time.

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Central government support for businesses

The government has made available the following schemes to support businesses and this may be applicable to you or your organisation.

  • Business Interruption Loans scheme
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • Business Rates Holiday for Retail Hospitality and Leisure
  • Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
  • Small Business Grant Funding

Find out more …

Community Groups in Suffolk

Do you use sport or physical activity to transform the lives of young people?

Do you work with young people aged 11 – 25 facing disadvantage or marginalisation?

Are you a non-profit organisation?

Do you deliver activities locally in Suffolk?

If so, you may be interested in joining Sported – the UK’s largest membership organisation for community groups using Sport for Development.

They support the growth and sustainability of our members, by providing much needed professional expertise, resources and volunteer support in areas such project planning, fundraising, governance, finance, evaluation & impact measurement and marketing & PR.

Sported membership and all our services are completely FREE.
Apply today and benefit from:-

  • FREE expert mentoring & support
  • FREE monthly funding bulletins
  • Online resources (including How-To guides, webinars, templates, etc)
  • Exclusive member offers (discounts on equipment, insurance and other services)
  • AND much, much more!

For more information and to sign up visit their website

Or contact Rob Danson (East of England Regional Manager) on:
Twitter: @sported_east