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The Emergency Relief Fund – An Update

It’s just over a week since applications opened to the £400,000 Emergency Relief Fund.

Aimed at not-for-profit sport clubs in need of immediate financial support, it will likely be a lifeline for many across the country impacted by Coronavirus and the recent floods.

So, what’s the latest picture?


Unsurprisingly, the Fund has proved popular. More than 10,000 views of the story announcing the Fund on the Sport Wales website gave an indication of how the news was being received. 

By Wednesday (15th April) more than 100 applications had been received. These are the first ‘batch’ of applications that are being checked (including with partners such as governing bodies) and assessed and will have a decision on funding made by Tuesday (21st April).

We calculate around half of the £400,000 has been applied for in these first applications.

Initial assessments indicate that applicants have applied for funding for a range of issues, many of which are eligible and some which are not. Some applications have made requests for funding where part of the request is eligible. Our maximum award is £5,000.

Once decisions are made, the applicants will be emailed shortly afterwards. Clubs approved for funding should receive their funding within days. The process has been streamlined as much as possible to get support to sport as quickly as possible.

After that initial batch, a second batch of 90 applications are also now being processed. Timescales from application to decision are currently within 10 working days.

Information on the Fund, and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Any questions or queries can be directed to