Sport England's Community Emergency Fund Grant £2500 to Ramsgate Football Club to Help Cover Operational Costs

Sport England's Community Emergency  Fund Grant £2500 to Ramsgate Football Club to Help Cover Operational Costs

13/05/2020

Ramsgate Football Club has been awarded £2500 of National Lottery Funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund to go towards the cost of the operations of the club during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of business as of March 23rd has left the sport and physical activity centre facing a period of uncertainty. 

In response, on March 31st, Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through COVID-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of COVID-19.

This grant will allow Ramsgate Football Club to put towards rent and maintenance costs for the coming months. 

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive, said: 

“As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and physical activity happen in this country to not just come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future.” 

“The £20m Community Emergency Fund, made possible by National Lottery players is part of a multimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a huge number of organisations who are central to the nations health and wellbeing.”

“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to Ramsgate Football Club to help it through these extremely challenging times.”