Community Emergency Fund


Grassroots sports clubs and organisations in England have received a total of around £8m worth of funding from the Community Emergency Fund, set up to help with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

So far almost £50,000 has been awarded to sailing venues and projects with 21 applications in total submitted from our sport. The fund is open until 31st July so if you think it could benefit your venue then you still have time to apply.

The Community Emergency Fund could be especially useful for clubs and Sailability groups who have recently closed their doors during the Coronavirus outbreak and who have on-going financial obligations which they are struggling to meet.

Our advice to clubs and other organisations is not to rush an application but to carefully consider how their application can meet the criteria.

Prioritisation will be given to organisations that:-

  • Deliver activity for the disadvantaged
  • Are maintaining an element of self-employed workforce not covered by other funding
  • Work with one of the following groups:
  • Women & girls
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Lower-socio economic groups
  • BAME (Black, Asian & minority ethnic) people
  • LGBT+
  • Those with long-term health conditions

For more information about the Sport England Community Emergency Fund and the criteria here

Find more advice and guidance on how to apply with this webinar