New funding opportunities available for bowls clubs

22nd January, 2021 by Matt Wordingham

Bowls clubs could access one-off business support grants of up to £9,000 to help them survive the latest national lockdown in England.

The grants are available now to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors that have been forced to close their doors as a result of the pandemic and the payments will be based on the rateable value of the premises.

• £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
• £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
• £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value over £51,000

The help is in addition to business rates relief and the furlough scheme, which has been extended until the end of April.

Find out more about the government’s financial support schemes and use their business support finder tool to see what support you may be eligible for.

Don’t forget, clubs who have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can also still apply to Sport England’s £16.5 million Return to Play Fund to help sustain them through the pandemic. Covid-19 has hit the sport and physical activity sector hard, so Sport England has modified its funding streams to help people safely return to play and are targeting the places they’ll have the biggest impact.

Due to the announcement of the new national lockdown measures, the programme has been adapted to help further. Organisations based in Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 1-5 can now seek support towards ongoing running costs – for example rent, utilities and insurance. Try out the Sport England fund chooser tool to find out which of our funds your project may be eligible for.

Click here to view our latest Funding Guide [Updated: January 2021]

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