Sport England make funding available for storm damage

The organisation have added an emergency storm option to their Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund... Golf clubs with clubhouses damaged by the recent storms could be able to benefit from up to £15,000 in grants. Sport England have made cash available in their new Storm Relief Fund for organisations with facilities, such as clubhouses, courts, and pitches, after they added an emergency storm option to their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund. The organisation said: “Whilst the effects of the recent storms and the subsequent flood damage are still being assessed, we want to ensure community sports facilities aren’t forgotten and are ready to reopen as soon as possible." The money can be used in a number of ways, including to repair storm-damaged buildings and roofs, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear blocked drains. Sport England have asked clubs to first contact their insurers to ensure that none of the damage is covered under their insurance policy. “The Storm Relief Fund won’t be able to fund the loss of income, barring stock etc, or the routine maintenance and repairs resulting from everyday wear and tear. “Any works covered by your insurance policy would also be ineligible for funding.” Organisations that Sport England say can apply include: not for-profit voluntary groups or sports organisations, a not-for-profit community club or organisation, a leisure operator – operating a single site – a community interest company with three directors or other social enterprise. For more information on who is eligible and how to apply, visit Sport England’s website. Do you subscribe to the GCMA’s weekly E-newsletter? Make sure you’re not missing out on the latest in the world of golf club management. Click here to join in.  
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