Coronavirus, an update from Active Cornwall



CSP Funding Information

Sports Funding Info - Emergency Covid-19
The above document contains all the information regarding sports funding during Covid-19. 



Funding Guide
In the Sports Funding Information - January 2020 document above and the links to the right, you will find information on various sources of funding.


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Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly Community Profiles
Local insight can be particularly useful as part of the evidence to support your funding application.
Take a look here and here


For more information, please contact Lewis Sanders on or 01872 323335.


Funding alerts!

Sport England releases details of a £195m coronavirus support package with an aim to help the sector get through Covid-19

They're making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The package is made up of the following:

  • A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is now open for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
  • A £5 million pot for our existing partners to bid into if they're facing specific financial difficulty
  • An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment
  • A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well-established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.

Alongside this, given cashflow concerns in the sector, they've also agreed to consider requests to release six months of the coming year's funding (50% of awards) to partners, meaning additional funding will be available sooner.

The package follows they're recent decision to offer major flexibilities to those who currently receive funding - including the ability to change timings, key performance indicators, targets and conditions, and redirect money to new activity in response to coronavirus. 


Filling the Holiday Gap
Cornwall Council is extending the Filling the Holiday Gap 2020 grant application process. This process was originally due to close on 26th March, it will now close at 08:00am on Monday 6th April.

This opportunity is an extension of the existing grant application process. Organisations that have submitted an application for this opportunity already need not re-submit, all applications will be evaluated in due course.

A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger found that children were returning to school in a worse educational, health and developmental state than that in which they had left in the summer. During the summer holidays when free school meal provision is unavailable many families have to make difficult choices to afford the extra £30 to £40 per week to ensure their children can have a balanced diet. Combine this with an estimated £120 for childcare and for many Cornish children the summer holidays are vastly different to that enjoyed by visitors to Cornwall.
The 2020 grant invites groups and organisations to provide enrichment sessions which include an activity and a nutritious meal to alleviate the pressure on household incomes. The scheme recognises that flexibility is important and innovation is encouraged, applications that involve partnership working are welcome as are projects that can engage the community or demonstrate wider benefits to individual or family wellbeing.

See link to the log in page below:
Once logged in you should be able to see it as a new opportunity "Filling the Holiday Gap 2020".


Other Funds Available

Bags of Help is Tesco's local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community.  Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork

How does Bags of Help work?
Bags of Help is always open for applications from charities and community organisations.  Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. In areas where application numbers are high, Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.