This scheme will pay small grants (£1,400 – £3,000 every 4 weeks) to organisations that are required to close or significantly change their operations due to the restrictions related to the 5 protection levels. This will include indoor sports facilities required to close in level 4 areas or indoor sports facilities that can no longer provide group exercise in level 3 areas. It will also cover sports facilities that offer catering that are impacted by the restrictions on hospitality. Eligibility criteria must be met.
Scottish Government have announced one-off top-up grants of £6,000 or £9,000 for eligible leisure businesses including some sports clubs and community organisations. These grants are on top of the four-weekly Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) grants for closed businesses. Organisations should check the full eligibility criteria before applying. In most cases business that have already applied for the SFBF will get the top-up automatically. Eligible businesses, clubs and community organisations that have not yet applied for SFBF should submit an application as soon as possible through their local authority website.
Organisations can furlough employees and apply for a grant to cover a portion of their usual monthly wage costs. The Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021.
This scheme will repay employers with fewer than 250 staff up to 2 weeks Statutory Sick Pay for any member of staff who had to self-isolate because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The scheme has been extended with 2 further grants, each available for 3 month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2021 to April 2021.
Support to charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. This includes sports clubs. The programme has 2 strands:
- Adapt and Thrive – The programme is about organisational change and aims to help organisations plan, adapt, change and thrive post-COVID. It offers tailored support to help develop and refine a recovery plan to operate sustainably post-COVID and some funding to enable delivery. Through this strand sports clubs could receive specialist support to navigate their way through the current pandemic
- Communities Recovery Fund – The fund aims to support the delivery of services in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented by COVID. Through this strand sports clubs could receive financial support to start or continue to deliver vital services that their community needs. For example; sports clubs using their facility and volunteers to distribute food to local families
SCVO have a searchable database of Coronavirus specific funds from independent funders.