Sector Support – Covid-19

During this challenging time we want to help support sports clubs in Lincolnshire as well as the sports and physical activity sector workforce. We’ve gathered together funding advice and links to online training, webinars and other resources below. For our latest news and information for the sector you can also sign up to our workforce email bulletin by emailing

Financial Support and Guidance for the Sport and Physical Activity Sector

The Sport England Community Emergency Fund is currently paused, to enable assessors to process all remaining applications as soon as possible.

For more information on funding that might be available to your sports club, group or organisation visit our funding pages.

Sport England Tools and Support for Clubs and organisations. Click here

Club Matters Have put together useful advice and documents to support clubs with the challenges they are currently facing.  Visit their site.

The Sport + Recreation Alliance has a useful summary of financial support available from the government for the sport and recreation sector.  COVID-19 Business Support Measures FAQ

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Covid 19 Business support contacts and links

Local Authority Grants for Businesses 

Government Business Support Finder

Government Guidance for Businesses, Employees and self employed 

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Resources for  Clubs, Coaches and Physical Activity Instructors

Below is our selection of  online resources to provide support and professional development for coaches and physical activity instructors, helping you make productive use of time during the Covid-19 outbreak and prepare for when things return to normal.

UK Coaching have temporarily unlocked 10 of their most valuable subscriber resources making them available to all registered on These will remain freely available until 3 May. Find out more about what’s on offer here. They are also offering webinars and have online safeguarding workshops.

UK Coaching Curious Coaches Club Webinars (free)

UK Coaching – Online safeguarding Workshops

London Sport have put together Advice for Instructors who wish to move physical activity classes online

Club Matters has a great selection of online modules for Sports Clubs, dealing with subjects from finance to marketing strategies.

The Open University’s Open Learn has a range of free courses in its Health, Sports and Psychology category

Sports Structures are offering a selection of virtual courses

Sport England Advice and guidance to help you through the coronavirus pandemic

Sport England Advice on preparing and adapting for the future


Advice and Guidance concerning the impact of Covid-19 from NGBs

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A number of National Governing Bodies have advice aimed at sport specific clubs and coaches regarding the issues faced in the current Covid-19 pandemic, and phased return of sport.  A number have online resources and training to support clubs during this time. We’ve listed some below, but for more information from other NGBs visit our A – Z of Sports pages, and follow the links through to the appropriate sports Governing Body page.

Swim England

British Cycling 

England and Wales Cricket Board

LTA Tennis for Britain

Lincolnshire FA Corona virus advice for Grassroots Football Clubs

Volleyball England

England Athletics