Archery GB granted extra funding from UK Sport
UK Sport has confirmed (10 December) it will grant another £438,000 worth of extra funding to help national governing bodies struggling because of the financial impact of Covid-19.
UK Sport’s new funding announcement comes as part of the second round of their Continuity Fund and will be distributed between six sports that applied for additional assistance after assessing the longer-term implications of Covid-19.
The extra funding will be used in a variety of ways by the sports who applied for support including to cover existing expenditure and to support new strategic activities that will enable the sports to adapt to a significantly different operating environment.
Arran Coggan, Archery GB’s Acting Director of Participation, said: “We’re really pleased to have secured this additional funding from UK Sport. It will allow us to increase the support we offer to clubs at a regional level in 2021.”
The following NGBs have received grant support via the second round of the Continuity Fund:
• Archery GB – £25,000
• Badminton England – £151,000
• British Fencing – £88,000
• British Mountaineering Council – £69,000
• British Triathlon Federation – £54,000
• England Hockey – £51,000
During the first round of the Continuity Fund, 11 awards were made and, following the second round, a total of £2.2million has now been granted to sports to help mitigate the adverse impact of Covid-19 on the operational and financial health of NGBs.
Sally Munday, CEO at UK Sport, said: “The pandemic is having a significant impact on Olympic and Paralympic sports in the UK and our priority is to ensure the long-term health of our high-performance community.
“We are determined to play a key role in helping to protect Olympic and Paralympic sport and ensure it continues to thrive long into the future so it is really pleasing to be offering further funding from the Continuity Fund. I hope that this second round will provide the vital assistance these six organisations need at this time.”