Just to let you know that Sport England has given notice that as of 11.59pm on Thursday (14 May) we will be pausing the Community Emergency Fund to new applications. We have had nearly 9000 applications requesting over £57m in funding. We have agreed to increase funding in the programme to £35m.
While we will not be accepting new applications from midnight on Thursday we will be continuing to assess the applications in the CEF pipeline.
Any clubs that were considering applying to the Sport England fund, please can you make sure that the application is in by Thursday. Also, feedback from Sport England on recent applications is that rugby clubs should promote their covid-19 community activity more eg volunteering in the community, food distribution, fundraising for NHS, etc as this is seen as a real positive on applications.