Sport Survival Package Welcomed – £300 Million Pledged to Help Sports Hit By Coronavirus Restrictions

Sport England chief executive Tim Hollingsworth has welcomed the new £300 million Sport Survival Package that was confirmed in the budget. 

The government funding, that builds on the successful rollout of the £300m Sport Winter Survival Package announced last November, will help sports that are heavily dependent on income from spectators such as cricket, tennis and horse racing continue until fans are allowed to return.

“We welcome the announcement of a new Sport Survival Package for summer sports,” said Tim. “This additional funding will make a big difference to many sports that depend on spectators and have been especially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

“As we continue to do with the Sport Winter Survival Package, we’ll work closely with the government to set out how sports can access this money as quickly and efficiently as possible once more details have been confirmed.”

Further details about the Sport Survival Package, including how the money will be distributed, how organisations can apply and timeframes, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Allocations will be made in accordance to need, and will reflect the financial circumstance of each individual sport.      

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Article source: Sport England