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£109k On Offer For Stricken Sports Clubs

£109,000 has been made available for Jersey sports clubs who have suffered financially because of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Jersey Sport Covid-19 recovery grant will go live on 31 March. Applications will close on 10 May.

The money has come from the Jersey Sport travel grant budget, which was unspent because of restrictions stopping clubs from going overseas for competitions.

Not-for-profit sports clubs will have to detail how they've been affected financially and/or how the grant will be used to help them.

"COVID-19 has had a huge impact on businesses and individuals across the Island and this includes sports clubs and associations. Many have seen a significant drop in income due to a decline in membership and not being able to run activities, however, they still have a commitment to pay overheads like insurance, rental etc.

"I understand the important role sport plays in Island life, and we need to ensure that we support the clubs and associations during this difficult time, so they are able to resume their activities as normal after the pandemic. I am delighted to be able to approve the repurposing of these funds to help provide this much needed financial assistance." - Deputy Hugh Raymond, Assistant Minister with responsibility for sport.

£61,147 was distributed amongst 11 not-for-profit sports clubs last year in the first round of the Covid-19 recovery grant for sports grants.

More information on the recovery grant can be found here.

"We are delighted to be launching this second round of funding for sports. The fund will help sports clubs and associations recover from the financial impact of COVID-19 restrictions, and support them to look forward, adapt and re-invent themselves. This will help sports make necessary changes to ensure they are sustainable into the future, and able to recover as quickly as possible from the longer lasting impact of COVID-19." - James Tilley, Head of Sport and Children at Jersey Sport.

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