Funding for Heritage and Sport & Physical Activity sectors

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Specific pots of money are available across many sectors for groups and organisations to apply for, to help them cope financially in the short and long term.

Sport & Physical Activity

Sport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The money will help partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. The package includes a £20 million Community Emergency Fund which is open for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.


The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced an Emergency Heritage Fund of £50million, for grants of between £3,000 and £50,000.

It is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature.

Deadline for receipt of applications 30th June 2020.

Small Heritage Organisations

Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund extends a safety net to small heritage organisations at this challenging time.

The grants available will help organisations, voluntary groups and self-employed contractors survive the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic, and to prepare for recovery.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 3 May 2020 and the funding for successful applications will be awarded from mid-May.

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