Sport England award grant to help Lancashire School Sailing Association during current COVID-19 pandemic
We are pleased to announce Lancashire School Sailing Association has been awarded £2,637 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards our bills 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 Lancashire School Sailing Association to pay for maintenance, electric and insurance over the coming months.
John McCann, Chair of Trustees said:
‘These essential funds will give the Association confidence we can pay our essential costs and enable our flagship “Community Watersports Development Plan” improving sporting provision for young people, from some of the most economical deprived areas of Lancashire, to continue’