We have our fingers crossed at the moment after submitting an application to Sport England to help cover some of the running costs whilst we are closed and the income has stopped.
Sport England have put together an emergency fund for clubs like ours totalling £ 20M. We’re sure there will be lots of demand but are equally sure that we deserve some help too!
More details of how Sport England are helping keep grass roots sports available for the future can be found by clicking here
Here’s to hearing from them soon.
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PRESS RELEASE: 20TH MAY 2020
£ 10,000 to help Bourne End Junior Sports Club during current COVID-19 pandemic
BEJSC has been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards the ongoing operating costs of the club during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.
In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.
The grant will allow BEJSC to cover outgoings and fund some of the maintenance tasks that are needed so that the club is ready to get back to providing sports as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Matthew Todd, BEJSC Chairman said: “this is a vital grant to help secure the viability of the club during these difficult times and to ensure that we are going to be there for the future. We are thankful to Sport England for their assistance”
Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive, said: “As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and physical activity happen in this country to not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future. The £20m Community Emergency fund, made possible by National Lottery players is part of a multimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.
“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to BEJSC to help it through these extremely challenging times.”