Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Support for the Sector

Hello from all of us at Get Doncaster Moving

We are here for you and your organisation/ group/ club if you need us at this challenging time. Please feel free to get in touch if we can offer you any support.

You may have seen information on lots of different support packages and grants, and it may be a little overwhelming.

We appreciate that organisations/ groups/ clubs are different shapes and sizes financially, with different income streams and expenses. Some may be able to stop their costs and wait this out; others may be suffering with loss of income and may still have rent to pay.

We are always updating the help and advice available, and have chosen a few things to share that we hope you will find useful.

Coronavirus: what happens next?

The government has confirmed changes to what's allowed in relation to sport and physical activity as part of the next phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sport and Exercise Outdoors new Coronavirus advice

It's been confirmed that from Wednesday 13 May:

  • People can go outside more than once a day for exercise if they're following social distancing guidelines, are alone, with members of their household, or with one person from outside their household. People must still only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless exercising with their household.
  • Any facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities can reopen from Wednesday 13 May 2020, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely, and in line with this and related public health guidance.
  • Outdoor gyms, playgrounds, or outdoor swimming pools will remain closed.

See all the latest information and advice from Sport England

For further details, please see the Doncaster Council page.

Funding

SPORT ENGLAND COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND- Temporarily Paused

Our Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, 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.
The types of things we may fund include:

• Rent
• Utility costs
• Insurances
• Facility or equipment hire
• Core staffing costs (including casual workers) that cannot be met elsewhere by other government funds
• Retrospective losses dating from 1 March, 2020.

GOVERNMENT-JOB RETENTION SCHEME

HMRC will pay employers a grant worth 80% of an employee's usual wage costs, up to £2,500 a month. All UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees' salary.

GOVERNMENT-SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

Will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

DONCASTER COVID-19 FIGHTING BACK FUND- CLOSED

Support voluntary, community and faith sector organisations that are working to ease the immediate difficulties communities are facing, to support their recovery in the coming weeks and months. Priority will be given to organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated including: Older people; People with disabilities; People with mental health needs; People on low income; Families with young children.

DONCASTER COMMUNITY FUND – ELECTED MEMBERS WARD BUDGET (GRANTS UP TO £3K AVAILABLE)

Provide financial support for smaller groups, who may not be eligible for other funding streams, to make a positive impact in their community. Each Elected Member has an allocation of £3k and will be working closely with local groups to ensure resources are targeted at those most vulnerable in our communities in a safe and responsible way. Key areas include tackling social isolation, supporting statutory services to enable them to focus on and deliver essential services and creative ideas around the five ways to well-being to keep people (or get) people connected.

GET DONCASTER MOVING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES GRANTS

We have adapted the Active Communities Grants to include applications which encourage residents and communities to stay active in their homes.

SPORT CLUB FUND

This funding is available for constituted grassroots sports clubs and community groups who are looking to train up volunteers or looking to create a new club/team with the aim to increase physical activity and sports participation across Doncaster.

NGB SUPPORT

Lawn Tennis Association- £20m funding for Tennis clubs and venues.

England and Wales Cricket Board- £20 loans available to grassroots Cricket clubs.

Rugby Football League- Loans available between £2000 and £10,000 for amateur Rugby League clubs.

England Boxing- Club donation page.