- Grant funding secured
- Able to remain open after the pandemic
- Continue to support local community
Across the region sports clubs and physical activity organisations are facing exceptional financial costs and potential closure as they cope with the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Active Humber have been working with Sport England to secure vital funding for these organisations who are facing potential closure and financial hardship because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A funding pot of up to £20 million was made available through Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund (CEF) for community organisations to claim in order to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Active Humber has been working with local clubs and organisations across the region to help them get hold of these vital funds to help support them through this crisis.
Scunthorpe Boxing Club was one of the local organisations who successfully claimed £4,500 through the CEF application process with advice and guidance from Active Humber.
Andy Richardson, head coach at Scunthorpe Boxing Club said: “We’ve been running for almost 10 years and one of our main focuses is reaching at-risk youth in our community, helping them to channel their energy into something productive.
“Our successful application means the money will support our running costs over this period - such as rent and insurance - which would usually be covered by our members’ weekly subs payments.
“We had two boxing shows planned over the last few months, which are usually big fundraising events for us. These have obviously had to be cancelled, so we’ve lost upwards of £1,000 in revenue.
“The CEF financial support was critical. It will mean that, once this is all over, we can reopen as normal.
“Active Humber has been a huge help. The team have made the process really easy and have provided us with invaluable advice – which is needed now more than ever.”
David Gent, CEO of Active Humber said: “The Humber region is full of deserving organisations that perhaps haven’t received their fair share of Sport England funding before – simply because they didn’t know it was available or perhaps how to apply. So we’re delighted with such a positive outcome for Scunthorpe Boxing Club. This is just one example of many clubs and organisations across the region that we’ve been able to support during this difficult time.”