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£400,000 Of Emergency Funding To Surrey Clubs

Clubs across the County have been awarded funds from the Sport England Emergency Community Relief Fund

Eighty-three clubs from across Surrey have been awarded funds from Sport England’s Emergency Community Relief fund.

The grants awarded total is £415,283 and will help organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Individual grants range from £300 to £10,000 and will be used to cover areas such as rent, utilities and equipment hire.


Below the £415,283 worth of funding from Sports England has been split into funding given to clubs in Surrey by the local authority.


Funding by local authority

£49,876 - Croydon

£23,252 - Elmbridge

£17,500 - Epsom & Ewell

£15,037 - Kingston

£12,700 - Merton

£55,540 - Mole Valley 

£21,023 - Reigate & Banstead

£34,826 - Runnymede

£33,192 - Surrey Heath

£32,129 - Sutton

£23,412 - Tandridge

£15,592 - Woking

Mike Gilham, Head of Participation & Development, Surrey FA, commented: "We are delighted that so many of our clubs have been successful in their applications. This is a challenging time for all of us, with charities and sports organisations having suffered a great deal of financial difficultly. The funds from Sport England's Community Emergency Fund will help to ensure these clubs can continue to provide football opportunities when we grassroots football is able to return”. 


To learn more about the support available to organisations during the Covid-19 crisis, click here.