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Robins Awarded Sport England Funding

Robins Awarded Sport England Funding

By Admin .
10 June 2020
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We are thrilled to have been awarded £3,118 from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund.


The £195m fund was set-up by Sport England to support the sport and physical activity sector, following the outbreak of covid-19, and the impact and uncertainty created.

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 coronavirus.

The grant will allow Bosham Football Club to cover loss of income for home fixtures which were cancelled due to the season's early curtailment, in addition to ongoing maintenance, rent and utility bills for the coming months.

Chairman, Neil Redman, commented: “I would like to thank Sport England on behalf of Bosham Football Club for the award of this grant.

"It goes without saying the last couple of months have been extremely challenging, but it's a great comfort to a voluntary run community club such as ours that we can now positively plan for the new season ahead without the worry of how we're going to cover our running costs."

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 to 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 the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.

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

It's the second time the club has benefited from Sport England funding, having gained £52,125 as part of the Inspired Facilities programme in 2014 to refurbish the clubhouse, increase dressing room size, upgrade dugouts and purchase a new perimeter barrier for match days.

This latest grant also comes on the back of Football Foundation Pitch Preparation funding of £1,500 handed to the club, to ensure their Walton Lane pitch can be match-ready for when football makes a safe return.

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