Wales specific support to Clubs and Centres to assist with effects of the Covid -19 shutdown
-Updated 2nd June 2020
Return to Boating
We have set up a separate ‘return to boating’ page which can be found here.
- Information about the what activity is currently supported under Government Guidelines
Details of the supporting Club Development Forums can be found on the Return to Boating page.
There is also additional information & guidance from the RYA to aid your planning for a return to boating, training activity, racing etc., however please remember that the government guidelines are devolved across the UK and so some elements don’t apply here in Wales yet.
RYA Covid-19 Access to Support Survey
We are keen to measure the impact of
Covid 19 on the Sport. We want to understand better what support clubs,
organisations and training centres have accessed and what support they need
We are asking all affiliated clubs and
organisations to complete this short
survey - it should take around 5 minutes to complete and we
thank you for doing so.
RYA Financial planning tool kit
help clubs and centres with to help with emergency planning can be found here
Sport Wales have announced that they
will only be processing grant applications for the Emergency Relief Fund (ERF).
This means clubs and organisations will no longer be able to apply for any
other new grants, including Community Chest and Development Grants. This is a
temporary measure and in recognition that it is very unlikely that any new
sports development activity will be able to be progressed in the current
climate. The Emergency Relief fund is scheduled to remain available until
30 June. We would like to stress the importance of this fund to clubs, as each
eligible applicant can apply for up to £5,000. More information and application form.
We are aware of a number of clubs that
have received the £10,000 grant that has been
made available to businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief with a
rateable value of £12,000 or less. However there does seem to be some
inconsistency across Wales, and therefore sadly we are also aware of a number of
clubs that have been found to be ineligible.
With that in mind, please let us know how you have got on by either
getting in contact with your local Regional
Club Development Officer or by filling out the short
survey- mentioned above.
about the SBRR Grant can be found here
Business Wales have
specific advice for Businesses in Wales with regard to furloughing, grants and
loans available to support our clubs and centres at this time.
WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary
Action) have 2 schemes that are available for clubs and voluntary
organisations to access;
sector resilience fund for Wales - Funding to provide cash flow
support for voluntary organisations in Wales during the current Covid-19 crisis
Services Emergency Fund- A new grant scheme to enable
voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis
to continue and expand their work
Find out more
#SailFromHome is a UK wide programme of workshops and activities that are aimed
at clubs, centres, Club racers, Youth & Junior Racers, Young Sailors- there
is something for everyone. Details can
be found here
RYA Virtual Regatta
is the perfect time to start eSailing, especially with the temporary closure of
so many clubs and centres and everyone having to stay at home? It’s a fantastic
way to stay in touch, continue racing and practice your racing tactics from
your own home. Further details including setting up racing for you club or
centre can be found here
Find books for your course at the RYA Shop
Our handy guide shows the books & DVDs that go with your course!