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.
Financial Support and Guidance for the Sport and Physical Activity Sector
Sport England are making available up to £195 million of funding to help their partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis. This includes a Community Emergency Fund which aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It’s specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by Sport England, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.
Find out more about The Community Emergency Fund.
Club Matters are putting 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
Resources for 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 UKCoaching.org. 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.
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
Advice and Guidance concerning the impact of Covid-19 from NGBs
A number of National Governing Bodies have specific advice aimed at sport specific clubs and coaches regarding the issues faced in the current Covid-19 pandemic. A number are also planning to provide online resources to support clubs. 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.