Frequently asked questions
Q. I have previously received a grant from Sport Wales, can I still apply for the fund?
Yes. This fund is for emergency relief based on the criteria detailed above.
Q. I can’t access other government support and my organisation doesn’t fit the fund. What else can I do?
You should check out other potential sources of funding here.
If you believe you require financial support – but are not eligible for this fund – you should email your details to us on email@example.com.
Q. Can staff costs be included in our funding request?
We will consider core staffing costs that cannot be met elsewhere by other government funds.
Q. Can we still apply to the fund if we have cash reserves in the bank?
The Emergency Relief Fund is aimed at those community organisations which need it most.
When you apply, you’ll need to tell us how much your reserves are, if and how you're going to use these and how you're going to use the funds you're applying for.
Q. I’ve received another form of Government financial support, will I still be able to apply to the Emergency Relief Fund?
The Emergency Relief Fund is for not-for-profit sports clubs in need of immediate financial support. However, we understand that even though clubs may have received some other form of support, they may still need urgent help.
We're likely to get more applications than we can fund and, while applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, we’ll direct funds to where they’re most needed.
Q. Do I need to be affiliated to a governing body to receive funding?
Yes, our normal rules of grant funding apply. Recognised sports are eligible for support.
Also, in interest of safety, groups taking part in the following sports high risk sports must be affiliated to their sport’s governing body in order to be considered for grant support.
You will find more information on high risk sports governing bodies here: https://www.sport.wales/files/56254f77c19c5e3d44eeec08e7c3f15a.docx
Q. Our activities make a profit, are we eligible?
No. Only not-for-profit clubs are able to able to the Emergency Relief Fund.
However, if you feel you are in need of urgent support, we would like you to get in touch. We are trying to build up a picture of the urgent requirements for sport and to sustain activity into the future.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. I’m worried our club members will find it difficult to come back to participate. Can this funding help?
The Emergency Relief Fund is for clubs at immediate financial risks within the next 12 weeks.
We understand that support will be needed beyond this and we are considering what future support is needed for sport so that activities are sustained, and participation carries on after the current crisis.
You should keep engaging with Sport Wales channels for progress.
If you've read all of the information above, think you are eligible to apply and in immediate need of financial support, please proceed to the application stage.
If you are not already registered on the Sport Wales grant system, you will be unable to populate the form and should wait until Tuesday morning to be registered.
If you are a rugby club, you will need to have completed the WRU Club Impact Survey prior to your applications being considered by Sport Wales. Contact the WRU Helpdesk at email@example.com for more information.